Southwest Iceland is currently experiencing a “swarm” of seismic activity, with more than 20,000 earthquakes recorded since February 24, according to the the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The office said magma movements are likely the cause of the current surge on the Reykjanes Peninsula, raising fears of a volcanic eruption. MORE
Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are discouraging Catholics from using the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine if given a choice, citing the use of cells with a distant link to abortion in the development of the vaccine. MORE
Vladimir Putin you amaze the whole world again. He wants to mention God in the Russian Constitution and especially because only a man and woman can tie marriage, and same-sex relationships are strictly forbidden on his land. The West has moved to newspapers! MORE
The litany of St. Joseph, one of only six approved by the Church for public as well as private use, sums up qualities that made him such an important part of the Holy Family (pictured above).
Although he does not appear much in scripture, this “just man” (as he is called in Matthew 1:19), a humble carpenter, served our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary faithfully as His “foster-father” and her “chaste guardian,” as he is called below.
In referring to St. Joseph as a “diligent protector” of Christ, this litany brings to mind his important role in taking Mary and the infant child Jesus to Egypt to protect our Lord from being killed by King Herod (Matt 3:13-16).
The Litany of St. Joseph, in referring to him as a “patron of the dying” gives one of many examples of his patronage. The faithful ask for his assistance for workers, home buyers (and sellers) and, of course, carpenters, among many others!
When this litany is prayed in public, the congregation responds to a leader with the words in italics.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. Continue reading →
Facebook reprinted my letter shared with Public 3-2-21
First part Bishop Ezequiel Moreno, The double thinking of some Traditional Fathers, some very clever Bishops and Priests, who have seen and know perfectly well what the conciliar church stands for, who wrote magnificent books on this subject, who know all about this new religion that sprang up there, however do not see or manage to talk about what happens within their own Society. Why?
Noting the million or so signatures needed for his recall Governor Newsom, he has recently opened the patio doors for restaurants and promised many California’s $600 dollar stimulus gift. He better focus on California’s economy with gasoline heading for $400 a gallon while he can.
Germany recorded its biggest-ever boomerang from cold to warm temperatures, logging a low of minus-10.8 degrees Fahrenheit (minus-23.8 degrees Celsius( in the city of Goëttingen on Feb. 14 to a high of 64.6 degrees Fahrenheit (18.1 degrees Celsius) just seven days later. MORE