Tuesday, January 17, 2017

St. Anthony the Great, ora pro nobis!

Michelangelo:  The Torment of Saint Anthony.

Several thousand join March for Life Chicago

So it's pretty icy here in La Crosse....

Bob posted an update: A weird thing happened in La Crosse, we had an ice storm like one that I have never seen in my 48 years. I glanced out the front window about 4 yesterday afternoon and noticed that the street in front of my house was sheer ice. I mentioned it to my son who asked if he could go out and skate on it, I said no so he went and slid on the ice with his shoes on. When his brother got home he had a pair of his old skates on and said I’m going skating on the street and his brother then piped up saying me too, they grabbed their skates, I videoed them on my phone uploaded to Facebook and by this morning over a half a million people have seen the video, my kids were pretty pumped last night constantly giving us updates on how many people have seen the video, a friend of mine said it was on the national news. Crazy.

Friday, January 13, 2017

March For Life Chicago this Sunday! Forecast says a balmy 36 degrees! Pat McCaskey Co-Owner of Chicago Bears to speak

Join thousands at March for Life Chicago 2017 as we come together from across Chicago, the Midwest and the U.S. to defend, protect and celebrate LIFE!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL
Hosted by the March for Life Chicago Committee
This is a free event.

Featured Speakers:
Mark Curran (Master of Ceremonies) – Sheriff, Lake County, IL (bio)
Gianna Jessen – Abortion Survivor (bio)
Bishop Paul – Bishop, Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church of America (bio)
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich – Archbishop, Archdiocese of Chicago (bio)
Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison – President, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (bio)
Congressman Dan Lipinski – U.S. Representative, 3rd District of IL (bio)
Congressman Peter Roskam – U.S. Representative, 6th District of IL (bio)
Pat McCaskey – Co-Owner, Chicago Bears (bio)
Aid for Women Pregnancy Help Centers Client (info)
Randy Dziak – Student Leader, Students for Life of IL (info)

Slap on the Wrist: Trivial Discipline for Marquette Students Who Defaced Anti-Abortion Display

It was the kind of stunning intolerance that has become common on college campuses: members of the feminist group Empowerment (along with some other students) defaced a university-approved anti-abortion display this past October.

Marquette has failed to explain whether any punishment was meted out to the students guilty of the vandalism. They have not even issued any assurance that punishment would be imposed for an egregious infringement on free expression.

Now we know why.
continue at Marquette Warrior

Chicago Archdiocese getting digital facellift

Very well done.  Say what you will about Gallicho(formerly of Commonweal and firmly in the liberal camp of the Church) but from a communications standpoint is doing very well in Chicago. 

Although it looks like they are having some domain issues with www.catholicnewworld.com ....

The Remnant Interview of Cardinal Raymond Burke

Matt: What is your advice for faithful lay Catholics should Pope Francis continue to not answer you dubia?

Cardinal Burke: My advice is this, and it's inspired by the truth, the reality that Christ is alive for us in the Church, in her teaching, in her Sacraments, her life of prayer and devotion and in her discipline: Continue to steep yourself in the knowledge of the faith and the knowledge of Christ as He is alive for us in the Church. Study the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other expressions of the Church's constant teaching, for example, the apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio of St. John Paul II. And then continue to deepen your participation in the Sacred Liturgy and prayer life at home and devotional life. And at the same time, strive to conform your life evermore to the truths of our faith, following the Church's moral teaching and the teaching of the moral law. Today, after the Post Communion Prayer, we prayed in the Ordinary Form that we would be torches to welcome Christ by our prayer and witness to His truth, and that's what we ought to be concerned about. And if we do that we will be encouraged and won’t let ourselves get worn down by these great difficulties through which we're passing now.
full interview at The Remnant

Disorder in the Order of Malta: Last month’s dismissal of the order’s grand chancellor by its grand master, over the order’s involvement in the distribution of artificial contraceptives, has precipitated a serious rift with the Holy See.

Order of Malta questions legitimacy of commission established by pope

Pope ordered Card. Burke to clean out Freemasons from the Knights of Malta

CH: The knights who won’t retreat

GBPG: Local ties stretch to Wyoming Catholic College

GREEN BAY - With a piece of chalk in hand, Kent Lasnoski knows where to draw the line for venturing outdoors with his students and the chalkboard they use in class.

“We’re not going to go outside when (the weather is) crazy,” said Lasnoski, who’s in his second year as a theology professor at Wyoming Catholic College.

Though Lasnoski taught one class outside as hail fell, he assures those who attend a seminar hosted by the college this weekend at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion that they will stay indoors. Crazy temperatures hovering around or below zero are in the forecast, after all.

Lasnoski and fellow faculty have traveled more than 1,200 miles to share insights with locals on their relatively new, uncommonly small and uniquely structured college in the middle of Wyoming.
continue at Green Bay Press Gazette

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baby left at St Paul Cathedral now safe and healthy

“They picked a good spot to drop him off. It’s a church – we love children,” Leonhardt continued.

Upon the police officers’ arrival, Sgt. Charlie Anderson said that “everybody in that call instantly fell in love” with the child, according to CBS Minnesota.

“In this job you see so much bad in people. Violence, death and destruction. It’s just nice to have a call like this every once in a while, to remind you why you wear the badge,” Sgt. Charlie Anderson stated.
“The fact that this child was left off at a Catholic church is not an insignificant detail to me,” stated Fr. Ubel.

This case was also something particularly special for Sgt. Anderson, who had been married at the Cathedral of St. Paul and also attended the seminary there for a few years. He is also a father of three children, saying that the call “tugged at his heartstrings.”
full article at CNA 

The Catholic Origins Of 5 Alcoholic Beverages

Among all of the world’s religions, and among all Christian traditions, we Catholics have traditionally had the healthiest relationship with alcohol. We are never overly Puritanical in shunning drink, and neither are we a mystery cult looking for transcendence in drunkenness. We are to give thanks to God for his gifts and treat them as such.

In the nascent Church, when St. Peter refutes claims that he is drunk (Acts 2:13-15) by declaring that it is only 9:00 in the morning (because the Apostles clearly had the good sense to wait until at least after lunch), you can begin to get a glimpse of the Catholic relationship with the liquid spirits. St. Paul tells St. Timothy to “stop drinking only water, but take a little wine” (1 Tim. 5:23) to help him with his frequent stomach troubles. Even Our Blessed Lord Himself states declares that even “The Son of Man came eating and drinking”. (Luke 7:34)
continue at ryanscheel

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