Bl. John Sarkander, St. Mateo Correa-Magallanes, Fr. Felipe Císcar Puig died rather than break the seal of the confessional.
Editor's Note: This article appeared in a recent issue of The Remnant Newspaper. Given anti-Catholic laws recently passed in Australia, this piece is now so timely that we decided to share it with our online friends. MJM
In Australia the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was recently concluded. It focused (in a disproportionate, but sadly not unwarranted way) on child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
The Commission made 409 recommendations and the Church accepted and agreed to implement 98% of these. In Australia, though, you would be hard-pressed to find a single person who could name any of these recommendations, except the one focused on by the media - one that the Church has rejected. The Commission stated:
New from Remnant TV...
Remnant TV's CATHOLIC SAINTS AND HOLY DAYS brings you John of God, O.H. (March 8, 1495 – March 8, 1550) (Portuguese: João de Deus, Spanish: Juan de Dios, and Latin: Joannis de Deo), a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick, and those suffering from mental disorders. He has been canonized by the Catholic Church, and is considered one of Spain's leading religious figures.
No matter what happens in Rome, Washington or London-- this is really all that matters....
When you come upon the graves of the dead, remember that you will soon be joining them. That is the designated home for all the living. There the rich man and the poor man will be stretched out on a common bed and both will be content with only a small patch of earth. No distinction will be made there between the nobleman and the commoner, and the weak will no longer be stomped upon by the more powerful.