Author Archives: Catholicism Pure & Simple

What is Sanctifying Grace?

A really great sermon by Video Sancto What is this grace? Do we need it? If we die without it we cannot live in heaven, but if we die with it we can. What are you doing to secure this … Continue reading

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Coming out of Sodom

By Eric Hess on Celebrate Life As best as I can determine, my same-sex attraction began in reaction to my father, who was a violent alcoholic. He often drank, came home to throw things around the house and abuse my … Continue reading

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What is the Wrath of God?

By Msgr. Charles Pope In Yesterday’s (Sunday of the 30th Week) Mass there was a reference to the wrath of God and how only Jesus can save us from it. St Paul, writing to the Thessalonians, commends them who have turned … Continue reading

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Pope Francis doesn’t have to “break the Church”

Posted on 26 October 2014 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Last summer during Acton University I had the chance to get to talk at length with Russ Douthat of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times… echo chamber of record for … Continue reading

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Religion Without Dogma…

Great article from Patheos     (H/T to @BruvverEccles ) October 20, 2014 by Fr. Dwight Longenecker …is like playing tennis without a net. It results in a certain formlessness, the reduction of an intellectually vigorous and astringent faith to something sentimental … Continue reading

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Scholars are hoping the Vatican will soon open its archive on Pius XII (Rome Reports)

Pius XII lead the Catholic Church for 19 years: from 1939 until his death in 1958. Now the Vatican could possibly make 16 million documents from his pontificate available in 2015. This archive could help shed some light on some … Continue reading

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Hymn Of The Welsh Reformation Martyrs

Can be sung to: Hyfrydol (Alleluia, Sing to Jesus) or Blaenwern (Love Divine) Came a time upon our nation when the faith of Rome was banned. Christians found their hearts were broken torn apart throughout our land. Thus a traitor … Continue reading

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Another Saintly Son of Our Lady

A favourite quote from this Saintly son of Mary: “What has our Lord not done for the glory of His Father and for the salvation of souls? Ah, I see Him agonising on the cross, despised, and loaded with suffer­ings. … Continue reading

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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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