Mexico’s Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been killed in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.
The council identifies Felipe Altamirano Carrillo as an Indigenous priest and says he was killed early Monday.
His Nayar prelature serves a population made up largely of Huichol and Cora Indians.
The council gave no details, but local media report he was shot while driving.
He is the second priest killed this year in Mexico. Another priest was found dead in the northern state of Coahuila in January.
In 2016, two priests were found shot to death in Veracruz state, and another priest was killed in the western state of Michoacan.
An estimated 32 priests have been slain in Mexico since 2006
IF we separate familiarity from love, we deprive it of its delight and sweetness, and when Aristotle judged that there could be no friendship between God and men, it was because he considered the familiar communications which are inseparable from it, derogatory to the profound respect which they owe to the Divinity, and dangerous on account of the liberty which they might allow themselves, and which would be capable of drawing down His hatred and aversion and because this philosopher never knew the tenderness of God towards men, nor the mystery of the incarnation, by which He has made Himself like them.
The Christian religion, more enlightened in its sentiments, recognizes a perfect friendship between God and the just man by grace, and believes that God does not only honour by familiarity those souls who love Him tenderly, but that he bestows on them favours which we may call a delicious foretaste of the happiness prepared for them in Heaven.
Gospel workers miraculously rescued from killer earthquake.
I am Pastor John, leading a gospel team of Bibles for Mideast in South Asia, and have worked many years with Pastor Paul’s mission. I led a gospel team in Gandhidham, in the state of Gujarat in North India.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Excerpts of an article written by non-Catholic; Sam Miller – a prominent Cleveland Jewish businessman:
“Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States , namely the Catholic Church?
Do you know – the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to that Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings on the other hand to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars. The graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%.
The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students. Continue reading
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
O God, who willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray, that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man, may merit to become partakers even in his divine nature. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Again Lent’s austerity is interrupted as we solemnly keep a feast in honor of the Annunciation. The Annunciation is a mystery that belongs to the temporal rather than to the sanctoral cycle in the Church’s calendar. For the feast commemorates the most sublime moment in the history of time, the moment when the Second Divine Person of the most Holy Trinity assumed human nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Thus it is a feast of our Lord, even as it is of Mary, although the liturgy centers wholly around the Mother of God.
— The Church’s Year of Grace, Pius Parsch.
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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, German Stigmatic and Victim Soul (1774-1824).
Anna Katharina Emmerick (or Anne Catherine Emmerich in English) was born on September 8, 1774 at Flamske, Westphalia, West Germany, to a small farming family. Her parents, Bernard Emmerich and Anne Hiller, were poor peasants, but very devout and pious. Anne Catherine was baptized at the St. James Church at Coesfeld. As a child, she spent alot of her time as a maid and seamstress until her entrance into the Augustinian Order on November 13, 1803.
*Incredulous worshippers in Argentina have claimed a statue of the Virgin Mary ‘weeps blood’.
*According to locals in Los Naranjos, Argentina, red liquid started to leak from the statue’s eyes.
*But Church officials are keeping watch on the depiction to see if it is real or not.
It has not been confirmed that the statue is a ‘miracle’. Continue reading