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Fr. George Roth: A Day With Mary, Our Lady of Fatima

It is still the month of the Holy Rosary, and in this brilliant homily, Fr. Roth gives us some solid Catholic reminders.

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A Silent Priest is a Dead Priest – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory the Great

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A former Archbishop of Washington was known to often remark, “There’s nothing deader than a dead priest.” Some wondered as to the meaning of this expression, and those who knew him the best explained that it … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

At Audience, Reflects on the Masterpiece of the Body of Christ By Deborah Castellano Lubov VATICAN CITY, October 22, 2014 (Zenit.org) – While speaking on the beauty of the unity of the Church at his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church: a Catholic Meme

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Post Synod – two interviews

 H/T Father Z and Pat Archbold

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After Benedict XVl ….

from:http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com This is a lengthy article, but, please take the trouble to read it through. In June 2012, Polish magazine Fronda published an extensive, incisive, and influential article on the papacy and what it calls the “Homoheresy” and the great … Continue reading

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Full transcript of the BuzzFeed interview with Cardinal Burke

As an update to the post on the BuzzFeed telephone interview with Cardinal Burke, here is the full transcript of that interview: At the request of many readers, BuzzFeed News has published a full transcript of its interview with Cardinal … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ address at the conclusion of the Synod

 (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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Closing Remarks Of The Synod

We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together with Pope Francis in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, greet all families of the different continents and in particular all who follow Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke: “The Pope has done a lot of harm”

From BuzzFeed NEWS:  Cardinal Raymond Burke leaves meeting during Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Vatican City.Franco Origlia / Getty Images A top cardinal told BuzzFeed News on Friday that the worldwide meeting of church leaders coming to a close … Continue reading

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Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s one often-overlooked Root

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The news from the Synod this day is improved. Thanks be to God, many, yes many, of the bishops and synod participants have articulated how deficient and misleading the “rough draft” Relatio was. Keep praying! The … Continue reading

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Full Text of Cardinal Burke’s Major Interview to Il Foglio on the Synod

From Rorate Caeli: Faith is not decided by vote Cardinal Burke against the media manipulation on the Synod. And very clear on everything else. by Alessandro Gnocchi Il Foglio October 13, 2014 The world likes Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke very little … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell: Pause, pray, catch your breath

From Catholic News Service:

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¡Hagan lío! Synod Bishops revolt against leadership and get their way

Breaking news from Father Z: Apparently the bishops at the Synod are tired of being manipulated. They created a little lío of their own. In full view of the Pope, they rose up pretty much as a body and rebelled … Continue reading

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Document-gate

The latest Synod update from Michael Voris in Rome:

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