Generations Drive Pays Off for Queens Church – The Tablet

St. Margaret’s was the last parish I was assigned to (2002) before moving to Florida. It was a wonderful parish to serve in and I was quite happy there. Due to uncontrollable circumstances (I couldn’t afford to live there and my wife’s health) we had to leave. 

St. Margaret’s parish in Middle Village, under the stewardship of Msgr. Steven Aguggia, entered the Generations of Faith campaign as a pilot parish. Now, it has received funds back from the campaign and is completing its main Generations of Faith project.

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Not Enough Celibate Priests? Make Way For Married Priests

 

Image from Wikipedia

Image from Wikipedia

This is the remedy being considered by Cardinal Hummes and Pope Francis for regions with a scarcity of clergy, starting with the Amazon.

The hypothesis had already been addressed following the twofold synod on the family:

> The Next Synod Is Already in the Works. On Married Priests (9.12.2015)

It had made rapid strides forward:

> Married Priests. The Germany-Brazil Axis (12.1.2016)

And now it seems to be gaining ground. Curiously, shortly before the pope received Hummes, Andrea Grillo – an ultra-Bergoglian theologian, professor at the pontifical atheneum of St. Anselm, whose contributions have been systematically relaunched and emphasized by the para-Vatican website “Il Sismografo” – had even forecast in detail the theme of the next synod on “the ordained ministry in the Church,” divided into these three sub-themes:

– the collegial exercise of the episcopacy and the restitution to the bishop of full authority over the diocesan liturgy;
– the formation of presbyters, with the rethinking of the Tridentine form of the seminary and the possibility of ordaining married men;
– the theology of the diaconate and the possibility of a female diaconate.

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RORATE CÆLI: Guest Op-Ed: Ecclesiological problems with communion for adulterers

Here is an excellent article on why those in mortal sin cannot receive Holy Communion. Our Lady at Fatima taught the 3 children prayers to make reparation for sacrilegious sins committed against the Eucharist:

THE PARDON PRAYER

The angel who appeared to the children called himself the Angel of Peace and the Angel of Portugal. He taught them the following prayer:

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.

THE ANGEL’S PRAYER

Angel of FatimaOn one occasion, the three children saw the angel prostrate before a host and chalice that hung in the air. Worshiping the Eucharist, the angel prayed,

Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit- I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

During the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, the children found themselves “moved by an interior impulse,” as Lucia later explained, to say the following prayer together:

Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

THE SACRIFICE PRAYER

The Blessed Mother taught the children to offer all their personal sacrifices to God by praying,

Oh my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

THE ROSARY DECADE PRAYER

The Blessed Mother stressed the critical importance of praying the rosary daily for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. She asked that the following prayer be recited at the end of each rosary decade:

Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.

[From https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/%5D

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RORATE CÆLI: Saints of the Old Testament: St. Jonas, prophet

I always believed in the Bible story of Jonah and the whale, especially since Our Lord, Jesus Christ spoke about him:

An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was in the whale’ s belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than Jonas here. (Matt. 12:39-41)
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away. (Matt. 16:4)
 

And the multitudes running together, he began to say: This generation is a wicked generation: it asketh a sign, and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of man also be to this generation. . . . The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas; and behold more than Jonas here. (Luke 11:29-30, 32)

I was deeply distressed many years ago when I heard a bishop preach that the Story of Jonah was a myth! Sadly, it seems that to deny certain passages of Scripture makes you ‘one of the boys’ or girls, I guess. Our Lady, in one of her apparitions said to believe in the Gospels because they are true, not fables or myths! And Our Lord spoke the truth!

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Red Card for Fr. Brian D’Arcy! | One Mad Mom

Fr Brian D'Arcy

Fr Brian D’Arcy

 

What do you have to do to deserve a silencing, defrocking, or at the very least, a rap on the head?!?!  Personally, defrocking would be too good for this one.  Can we just hit him with the trifecta of silencing, defrocking, AND excommunicating?  I mean, this guy is advocating the murder of children.  Oh, did I mention he’s a priest?!?!?!?!

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/we-must-be-help-irish-women-with-abortion-costs-says-rebel-priest-darcy-35050541.html

We must be help Irish women with abortion costs, says rebel priest D’Arcy

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Never Trump?… The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election | The Wanderer Newspaper

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The consequences of anti-Trump voters sitting out this election go far beyond President Hillary Clinton packing the federal court system with extreme leftists. Conservatives who don’t vote or who write in a hopeless candidate are helping ensure that millions more unborn babies will pay the ultimate price.
The Obama administration has backed up the abortion industry at every turn, but President Hillary Clinton will go much further. Pro-abortion leaders universally acknowledge that the three highest priorities of Clinton’s presidency will be abortion, more abortion, and even more abortion.

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Source: Never Trump?… The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election | The Wanderer Newspaper