Martyrs

Fr Altman: Monsters in Mitres, & Millstones…

Is there a "Fr Altman" anywhere in the UK? Even one priest who will speak out in protest against unfaithful bishops here - the "Monsters in Mitres"? Catholic Truth will provide a platform if you choose to take the lead.  Let's hear from you - sooner rather than later, please and thank you...

9th July: Feast of SS John Fisher & Thomas More – Pray for the Church!

Martyrdom of St John Fisher (Bishop) From the YouTube platform... These were his actual last words: "Christian people, I am come hither to die for the faith of Christ's Holy Catholic Church; and, I thank God, hitherto my stomach hath served me very well thereunto, so that yet I have not feared death; wherefore I desire...

29/6: Saints Peter & Paul – Happy Feast!

Comment:  Yet again, as we mark this important Feast in the Church's calendar, we find Pope Francis causing one scandal after another. Check  out this shocker So, we ought to pray especially for Francis on this Feast - and if you have thoughts you'd like to share on the subject (of the printable variety), feel free.  Also,...

30/11: Feast of St Andrew – Pray To Our Patron Saint For Scotland… Urgently!

https://youtu.be/CS7l_5Oylsk Maria Agnes Quinn, the young singer in the above video, writes:  I KNOW IT IS VERY STACCATO  - my breathing was laboured because I'd had a bout of crying after singing and recording the Final Commendation in honour of my gran ... Plus this hymn without music is actually a LOT MORE difficult than you'd...

10/3: Feast of Scots Martyr St John Ogilvie – His Life/Death & Miracles Now Meaningless in Modern Scotland?

Background… John Ogilvie was the eldest son of Walter Ogilvie, a respected Calvinist who owned the estate of Drumnakeith in Banffshire. At the age of twelve he was sent to Europe to be educated. He attended a number of Benedictine establishments and eventually, he decided to become a Catholic. The first part of the 17th century...

21/2: Feast of St Robert Southwell…

From Wikipedia Saint Robert Southwell (c. 1561 – 21 February 1595), was an English  Catholic priest of the Jesuit Order. He was also a poet, hymnodist, and clandestine missionary in post-Reformation England. After being arrested and imprisoned in 1592, and intermittently tortured and questioned by Richard Topcliffe, Southwell was eventually tried and convicted of high...

Does Music Help the Spiritual Life?

https://youtu.be/-sBKW7jMyLM As we've had discussions on books which have helped us know the Faith better, on spiritual reading books, and even blogged to share jokes, and as the Feast of St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music approaches  (22 November), now might be a good time to reflect on the role - if any - of...

25/10: Feast of the 40 Martyrs of England & Wales… So what?

After King Henry VIII proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England and Wales, a violent wave of anti-Catholic persecution began - and lasted over a century. It started with the executions of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, but didn't end there. Hundreds were killed between 1535 and 1679; the Church recognized...

Mickey Mouse Martyr Minus Miracle: Is Argentina THAT short of Saints?

Francis Fabricates Martyrdom for Ultraliberal Bishop  On June 8 Pope Francis declared Bishop Enrique Angelelli (+1976) of La Rioja, Argentina, a martyr, a step toward beatification without the need of a miracle attributed to Angelelli’s intercession.   Even the pro-Francis La Nación (July 30) points out that this is “political-ideological” without “thoroughness of procedures”. Angelelli had proven...

Who’s Your Favourite Saint… And Why?

Comment: This year,  for reasons beyond our control, we missed out on marking the Feast of All Saints (1st November) so, better late than never, here we go... Tell us the name of your favourite saint  (imagine you are forced to choose just one)  and explain why.  In what way does that particular saint help your...