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My Friends, We’re In Trouble, Secret Simone Weil Discovered That Changed Her Life, and More!

By Tito Edwards | “My Friends, We’re In Trouble,” Says Professor Robert George – Fr. Richard Heilman at Roman Catholic Man +1 The Secret Simone Weil Discovered At A Monastery That Changed Her Life – Fr....

Return to Pope Saint John Paul II

By Winston Elliott III | I have recently been enjoying the great gift of watching films about St. John Paul II. My wife and I have viewed Witness to Hope, Nine Days that Changed the World, Karol: The Man who became...

What I Learned About God From a Radio Experiment

By Matt D’Antuono | As a high-school physics teacher, I was embarrassed to say that I had never built a simple radio from the few parts that are necessary. So I was happy to work with a student after he finished the AP test to...

Pope’s Sunday Angelus: ‘Have Courage! With God, No Sin Has the Last Word’

By Courtney Grogan/CNA | VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional. “How do you defeat evil? Accepting God’s forgiveness. … It happens every...

Seattle archbishop will not live in mansion: ‘I am a pastor, not a prince’...

Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne said he will not live in the 9,000-square-foot mansion that many of his predecessors called home. In a letter sent to archdiocesan priests and deacons Sept. 3 - his first day as leader of the Archdiocese of Seattle - the archbishop wrote: “While the Connolly House has been home to the archbishops since 1920...

Catholic Charities offers respite program to care givers

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has partnered with Immaculate Conception Parish in Ransomville to offer a free

Sit, Stand, or Kneel? Your How-To Guide For Moving At Mass, in One Infographic

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St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr

Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 during the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. His first challenge, besides the ever present threat of the Roman authorities, was to bring an end to the schism brought on by his rival, the first anti-pope Novatian. He convened a synod of bishops to confirm him as the rightful successor of Peter. The great controversy that arose as a result of the Decian persecution was whether or not the Church could pardon and receive back into the Church those who had apostacized in the face of martyrdom.  Against both the bishops who argued that the Church could not welcome back apostates, and those who argued that they should be welcomed back but did not demand a heavy penance of the penitent, Cornelius decreed that they must be welcomed back and insisted that they perform an adequate penance. In 253 Cornelius was exiled by the emperor Gallus and died of the hardships he endured in exile. He is venerated as a martyr. Saint Cyprian of Carthage is second in importance only to the great Saint Augustine as a figure and Father of the African church. He was a close friend of Pope Cornelius, and supported him both against the anti-pope Novatian and in his views concerning the re-admittance of apostates into the Church. Saint Cyprian was born to wealthy pagans around the year 190, and was educated in the classics and in rhetoric. He converted at the age of 56, was ordained a priest a year later, and made bishop two years after that. His writings are of great importance, especially his treatise on The Unity of the Catholic Church, in which he argues that unity is grounded in the authority of the bishop, and among the bishops, in the primacy of the See of Rome. In, "The Unity of the Catholic Church," St. Cyprian writes, "You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for your mother.... God is one and Christ is one, and his Church is one; one is the faith, and one is the people cemented together by harmony into the strong unity of a body.... If we are the heirs of Christ, let us abide in the peace of Christ; if we are the sons of God, let us be lovers of peace." During the Decian persecutions Cyprian considered it wiser to go into hiding and guide his flock covertly rather than seek the glorious crown of martyrdom, a decision that his enemies attacked him for. On September 14, 258, however, he was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Valerian.

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop weighs in on protests (AsiaNews)

AsiaNews describes Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing as “among the personalities closest to the youth” taking part in the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests.

Ex-priest and Air Force chaplain, once a fugitive in Morocco, sentenced to 30 years for abuse (Albuquerque Journal)

“This is the worst case that I have ever handled and ever seen,” US District Judge Martha Vazquez said as she sentenced 81-year-old Arthur Perrault to 30 years in prison. “The FBI’s goal in this case was to make sure justice was served, regardless how long it took or how many miles we had to travel to make it happen,” an FBI special agent said upon Perrault’s conviction.