Mother Teresa and redemptive suffering

By Matt C. Abbott

But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself….

By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.

Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.

Mother Teresa

    (Feb. 3, 1994)
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Letter #51, 2016: Earthquake in Norcia – Inside The Vatican

August 25, 2016, Thursday — Two Monks Remain…

Ruin and Death in Central Italy

The earth shook yesterday morning at about 3:30 a.m. in central Italy. Entire villages, built mostly of stone, have crumbled, taking the lives (as of now) of some 250 people, and leaving many dozens more seriously injured — with more dead and injured likely to be discovered by rescuers still searching through the rubble.

Aftershocks are continuing. The Italian earthquake institute (INGV) reported 60 aftershocks in the four hours following the initial quake, which was measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale; the strongest aftershock measured 5.5.

The worst damage was in Pescara del Tronto, a hamlet near Arquata in the Marche region. Rescue workers said the town was virtually “razed” to the ground.

The quake’s epicenter was near Norcia, where there is a small monastery of Benedictine monks, our friends — we have visited them on numerous occasions with our pilgrims, and now we are concerned for their safety, and the safety of their neighbors.

But none of the monks of Norcia have been harmed, the monks have advised us in emails.

And no one in Norcia itself, so far as we know, has died or been seriously injured.

But entire villages near Norcia have crumbled, and the death toll has been heavy.

The quake was felt even in Rome — Pope Francis said publicly yesterday that he himself felt the earth move early yesterday morning, in the Domus Santa Marta, where he lives.

Pope Francis interrupted his Wednesday weekly audience in St Peter’s Square yesterday to express his shock at the news.

“To hear the mayor of Amatrice say his village no longer exists and knowing that there are children among the victims, is very upsetting for me,” Francis said.

The area in red on the map of Italy below is the region in question.

The red and white circle-dot in the middle is where Norcia is.

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Source: Letter #51, 2016: Earthquake in Norcia – Inside The Vatican

Most of Our World is Neo-Pagan

Have we had Enough?

By Fr. Daniel E. Doctor:

Speaking out of turn.  We all do it.  Remember when the Spirit of God came down on certain individual Israelites that were chosen to help Moses lead the people.

One of Moses’ aids, Joshua is amazed by all of this and speaks out of turn saying that it was an insult to Moses that others now have the Spirit of God like he does – But Moses responds; “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow His Spirit on them all!”

These prophetic words of Moses have come true in our day and time for God has bestowed His Spirit on us by the power of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. We, the baptized and confirmed, are now God’s prophets in this world and in this age.  All of us are prophets of the Good News of salvation.

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Source: Most of Our World is Neo-Pagan | Courageous Priest

New Liturgical Movement: “Liturgical Life and the Priesthood” – A New Talk by Card. Sarah

Earlier today, His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gave the following address to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on “Liturgical Life and the Priesthood.” In it, he offers a beautiful series of reflections on the liturgical formation of the clergy, and their duty to impart both knowledge and love for the Church’s prayer to the faithful. We are honored and very grateful to His Eminence for sharing this talk exclusively with New Liturgical Movement.

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Source: New Liturgical Movement: “Liturgical Life and the Priesthood” – A New Talk by Card. Sarah