Benedict XVI met with roughly 100 political leaders at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. He talked about the deep economic crisis, by telling politicians that the crisis is also an opportunity to renew fundamental ethics in public life.
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We are surrounded everyday by forces of good and evil. Sometimes our nation’s laws and leaders advance the former, other times unfortunately, the latter—just look at the result of Roe v. Wade, which has taken 55 million innocent lives in the last four decades and simultaneously unwoven the moral fabric of our society.
From the Martyrologium Romanum 7. Olomucii in Moravia, sancti Ioannis Sarkander, presbyteri et martyris, qui parochus Holesovienses, cum arcana confessionum tradere renuisset, rotae supplicio datus est et adhus spirans in carcerem deictus post mensem obiit.
Yay! Obama Obama, he's our man! These nuns are putting away their Reiki kits and donning the pom-poms for the HHS Mandate. Not only that, they're criticizing those groups who are bravely standing against the mandate.This group on their website links to Call to Action, FutureChurch, National Catholic Reporter, Women's Ordination Conference, and […]
The thing Pope Francis dislikes most about his job as pontiff is the paperwork, he told residents of an Argentine slum in which he used to minister. “Paperwork, office work, it’s the thing I always struggled with,” the Pope said in response to the question, “What’s the thing you like least about your mission as Pope?” The Pope’s remarks came during a pre-rec […]
The recent reaction to the sad deaths of Bob Crowe and Tony Benn are a reminder that people in Britain like conviction politicians, even when, as was undoubtedly the case with Tony Benn, the convictions might be just the sort to alienate voters. But the policies that made Labour unelectable thirty years ago and which were so associated with Benn have now bee […]
Special Masses will be celebrated by the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) this week in the largest Catholic University in Italy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan: -March 19, at 5:45 p.m. (1745):High Mass for the Feast of Saint Joseph -March 20, at noon (1200):Requiem Mass for the sould of Mario Palmaro Both Mass […]
St. Patrick’s Breastplate, I Bind Unto Myself Today I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation; his baptism in Jordan river; his death on cross for […]
Millions of tourists come to New York each year, many of them hoping to see such landmarks as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. And as famous and iconic as these destinations are, there are some tourists (and many locals) who insist on crowning any trip to “the City” with a visit to a still more ancient institution: a bar. […]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.