As the Season of Advent is coming upon us, I ask that you join me in a pious devotion that is prayed daily, from the feast of St. Andrew, November 30 until Christmas Eve, December 24 – the St. Andrew Christmas Novena, that is sometimes called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer. Others refer to it as the “Christmas Miracle Novena.” It is piously believed that whoever recites the short prayer fifteen times a day, from the feast of St. Andrew on November 30th until Christmas, will obtain what is asked!Thomas McKenna, Catholic Action For Faith And Family
A highlight form WQPH’s recent pilgrimage to Italy. The pilgrims visit a shrine devoted to Saint Gianna Beretta Molla in Mesero, Italy.
Italy Pilgrimage Highlights
San Damiano and Excerpts from the Daily Rosary. Intro from Luz Sanchez.
November 26, 2022
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (excerpt), October 3rd 1863
Ora è ben noto quel che lo Stato totalitario e antireligioso esige ed attende da lei come prezzo della sua tolleranza o del suo problematico riconoscimento. Esso, cioè, vorrebbe
una Chiesa che tace, quando dovrebbe parlare;
una Chiesa che indebolisce la legge di Dio, adattandola al gusto dei voleri umani, quando dovrebbe altamente proclamarla e difenderla;
una Chiesa che si distacca dal fondamento inconcusso sul quale Cristo l’ha edificata, per adagiarsi comodamente sulla mobile sabbia delle opinioni del giorno o per abbandonarsi alla corrente che passa;
una Chiesa che non resiste alla oppressione delle coscienze e non tutela i legittimi diritti e le giuste libertà del popolo;
una Chiesa che con indecorosa servilità rimane chiusa fra le quattro mura del tempio, dimentica del divino mandato ricevuto da Cristo: Andate sui crocicchi delle strade (Matth. 22, 9); istruite tutte le genti (Matth. 28, 19).Diletti figli e figlie! Eredi spirituali di una innumerevole legione di confessori e di martiri!
È questa la Chiesa che voi venerate ed amate? Riconoscereste voi in una tale Chiesa i lineamenti del volto della vostra Madre? Potete voi immaginarvi un Successore del primo Pietro, che si pieghi a simili esigenze?Address of His Holiness Pius XII to the Faithful, February 20, 1949
Quotes from Preparation for Death by Alphonsus Liguori
CONSIDERATION I: Portrait of a Man who has recently gone into the Other World SECOND POINT: The Body in the Grave The true love for the body consists in treating it here with rigor and contempt, that it may be happy for eternity; and in refusing it all pleasures, which might make it miserable forever. […]
September 18, 2022
So did I get my miracle? Definitely! “Ask and you shall receive.”
Thank you Holy Face of Jesus.WQPH listener Lubica V.
A Miracle from The Holy Face of Jesus
The following testimony was sent in from listener Lubica V., a devotee of the Holy Face of Jesus. It was July of 2022. The wedding of my daughter Teresa was coming up fast. There were still a lot of details to take care of and bridal gown alterations to do. At the same time I […]
September 10, 2022
Tribute replay of interview with Dr. Mark Rollo on Physician Assisted Suicide
A tribute replay of our interview with Dr. Mark Rollo, host of WQPH’s First, Do No Harm. Mark passed away on Friday, August 19th. Please join us in celebration of his life and in prayer for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family.
August 27, 2022
WQPH mourns the loss of our dear colleague, Dr. Mark Rollo, host of “First, Do No Harm.” Mark passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022.
After years of work for Pro-Life causes, he remained patient in his discussion of the ailments of America Culture that often seem incurable. He was and is happy to continue fighting. He began his show with us in November of 2020 and has never ceased to impress us with his depth of knowledge and conviction of faith.
We will continue to air Mark’s programs on Sundays at 11:00 AM ET.
Please join us in prayer for his repose and for consolation of his family.
Members of WQPH Radio
Father Higgins: More About the Story of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, 1794
Last Sunday for our bulletin and also in my preaching I drew attention to the Martyrdom of the Sixteen Carmelite nuns of Compiègne who went to the guillotine on July 17th, 1794. There is even more to the account, however, than the dramatic action of their imprisonment, their show trial before the revolutionary tribunal, and […]
August 13, 2022
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.
I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read the righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on. [Refrain]
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of all before his judgment seat;
O be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward Howe
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;
As he died to make us holy, let us die that all be free!
While God is marching on. [Refrain]
Instead of seriously pressing the argument that the abortion right itself has deep roots, supporters of Roe and Casey contend that the abortion right is an integral part of a broader entrenched right. Roe termed this a right to privacy, 410 U. S., at 154, and Casey described it as the freedom to make “intimate and personal choices” that are “central to personal dignity and autonomy,” 505 U. S., at 851. Casey elaborated: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”
The Court did not claim that this broadly framed right is absolute, and no such claim would be plausible. While individuals are certainly free to think and to say what they wish about “existence,” “meaning,” the “universe,” and “the mystery of human life,” they are not always free to act in accordance with those thoughts. License to act on the basis of such beliefs may correspond to one of the many understandings of “liberty,” but it is certainly not “ordered liberty.”
Ordered liberty sets limits and defines the boundary between competing interests. Roe and Casey each struck a particular balance between the interests of a woman who wants an abortion and the interests of what they termed “potential life.” Roe, 410 U. S., at 150 (emphasis deleted); Casey, 505 U. S., at 852. But the people of the various States may evaluate those interests differently. In some States, voters may believe that the abortion right should be even more extensive than the right that Roe and Casey recognized. Voters in other States may wish to impose tight restrictions based on their belief that abortion destroys an “unborn human being.” Miss. Code Ann. §41–41–191(4)(b). Our Nation’s historical understanding of ordered liberty does not prevent the people’s elected representatives from deciding how abortion should be regulated.Justice Samuel Alito, Majority Opinion for DOBBS, STATE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL. v. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION ET AL.
…allow me to observe that what we are facing in this particular moment of history is a powerful reminder to us that the Priesthood is not for the faint-hearted. Of course, it never was. But for a long time, up until recently, we lived in a society that allowed us to imagine that it was. Let us not fool ourselves any longer. And know how deeply grateful I am to you for being with your people, shepherding them, challenging them, and leading them to the green pastures that are deeper life in our Lord Jesus Christ.Archbishop Salvatore Cordelione