Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thorn from Jesus’ crown to be displayed at British Museum

A thorn that is claimed to be a relic from Jesus`s crucifixion crown will soon go on display at the British Museum in London. The crown of thorns is said to have been seized from Constantinople, the capital of the … Continue reading

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A short devotion for Lent and for Life

Nearing the half-way point in Lent, and caught up in the busy-ness of life, we can struggle to carry out our resolved Lenten devotions. Here is a remedy: the three o’clock prayer is at once so short that it need … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict at the Courtyard of the Gentiles, full text

Dear young people, dear friends! I ssues before you! I believe deeply that the encounter of faith and reason enables us to find ourselves. But all too often reason falters in the face of self-interest and the lure of profit, … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s catechesis today – St. Alphonse Liguori

ST. ALPHONSUS, PATRON SAINT OF CONFESSORS AND MORALISTS VATICAN CITY, 30 MAR 2011 (VIS) – In this Wednesday’s general audience, celebrated in St Peter’s Square, the Pope spoke about St. Alphonsus Maria of Liguori, bishop, Doctor of the Church and … Continue reading

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The face of God

In The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus, Paul Badde reports in tantalizing detail on his exciting quest to discover the truth behind a rare cloth, housed in small church in the remote village of … Continue reading

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Euthanasia widely practised – Catholic Medical Association

The Pro-Life movement has many supporters. Its actions are well publicised, most parishes have a Pro-life group, and the Society for the Protection of the Unborn child is rightly verbose in its call for the care of unborn children and … Continue reading

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‘WE ARE A CHURCH ON FIRE’

This is an article from a secular newspaper site based in Massachusetts. H/T to ‘srdc’ a commenter on the DT blog for bringing it to our attention. It is well written and deserves a wider audience: Eucharistic Adoration transforms Acushnet … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

“…..Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 27, 2011: “God thirsts that we may thirst for him”

A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, March 27, 2011 | Carl E. Olson Readings: • Ex. 17:3-7 • Psa. 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8 • Jn. 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 … Continue reading

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Pope launches urgent appeal for an end to use of weapons in Libya.

Following the midday Angelus prayer this Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI launched the following urgent appeal: “Faced with the increasingly dramatic reports from Libya, my trepidation for the safety and security of civilians and my concern for the unfolding situation, currently … Continue reading

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Finding Wisdom in an Old Hymn.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the great yet largely unknown hymns of the Church is Take My Life, and Let it Be. It was written by Frances R. Havergal, in February of 1874 and speaks of the Christian’s total … Continue reading

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Fr. Aidan Nichols on Anglicanorum coetibus

Deborah Gyapong from English Catholic made an interview with Fr. Aidan Nichols on Ordinariate: Here is my email interview with Fr. Aidan Nichols that I did in order to produce an advance story for Catholic papers before this week’s Anglicanorum … Continue reading

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THE PEDAGOGICAL VALUE OF CONFESSION

VATICAN CITY, 25 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI received participants in an annual course on the “internal forum” organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. The penitentiary is presided by Cardinal Fortunato Baldelli and its regent is Bishop Gianfranco … Continue reading

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Miracle of the Split Mountain

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, `Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani,’ that is `My God, my God why hast Thou … Continue reading

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April may be cruel month for relations with traditionalists

John L Allen Jr on Mar. 24, 2011 For anyone hoping that longstanding ruptures between Rome and the traditionalist wing of the Catholic church are on the brink of swift resolution, it may turn out that April is indeed the … Continue reading

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