Today we celebrate four martyrs of the English Reformation--one Supremacy Martyr from the reign of Henry VIII, Blessed John Beche, who refused to surrender Colchester Abbey and three Recusancy Martyrs from the reign of Elizabeth I: St. Edmund Campion, St. Alexander Briant, and St. Ralph Sherwin (read more about them here).
Christine Niles and I will talk about the English Reformation starting at 9:00 p.m. on the Fidelis Radio network. You may call in with comments and questions at (626) 226-1464.
More about Christine, whom I've gotten to know on facebook!--
After a number of years wandering in the non-Catholic wilderness, Christine returned with great joy to the one true faith in 2003 and has never looked back. With a graduate degree in theology from the University of Oxford and a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School, she is currently a licensed attorney and mother of four.
The title of the radio show is taken from the battle cry of St. Joan of Arc. Riding before the army of soldiers, holding high her battle standard on which was emblazoned the names of Jesus and Mary, she would cry out, “In God’s name, forward boldly!”
Like St. Joan, who displayed fierce courage and fearlessness in the face of the enemy, as Christians, we are also called to ride out boldly to fight on behalf of Truth, cutting down all enemies and rescuing souls from death, using the weapons of prayer, sacrifice, personal holiness, & evangelism through word and deed. And like this saint, we are called to take the offense. Not meant merely to sit back and ward off the blows that may come, we are, rather, called to ride forth to wage war against the enemy and attack, giving no quarter.
Because of her tenacity, courage, fidelity, and humility, this radio program has been entrusted to the care of the Little Maid, that through her intercession it may be used as a vessel to spread Truth and crush error. St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!
So have some coffee after dinner and join us tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central/10:00 p.m. Eastern.