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“Men have forgotten God”

Orthodox Christian author, and Russian dissident, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970. On 10th May 1983, at the ceremony for winning the Templeton Prize, he gave an acceptance speech under the title “Godlessness: the First Step … Continue reading

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“Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord…” – St. Augustine

“Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.” Today is the feast day of St. Augustine (354-430), Bishop of Hippo (in modern-day Algeria) and Doctor of the Church. … Continue reading

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Woman and the Miracle of Creation

Originally posted on Journey Towards Easter:
It is a miracle, indeed the first and greatest of all miracles, that any of us are alive, or that anything exists at all. Existence is a mysterious thing, and we only have to…

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Yesterday was the feast of St. Clare of Assisi (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253) although her feast was originally on August 12. I was privileged to visit her little convent of Saint Damiano in 2001, just in time … Continue reading

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The Detective’s Act of Contrition: “Forget about the doctor. Send for a priest.”

After this morning’s post on our blog, that added the timely reminder to “Go To Confession”, this following article today published on the “Supremacy and Survival” blog seemed particularly appropriate. Turner Classic Movies recently broadcast the 1951 movie, Detective Story, … Continue reading

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First Century A.D.: no ‘written’ Bible but the Holy Eucharist

Something for the “Bible Alone” crowd to chew over. If you walked into a first-century church and asked to see a copy of the New Testament, you’d get a bunch of confused looks and faces. “What do you mean a … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Be A Martyr? (Homily for the feast of St. James)

On 25th July, we celebrated the Feast of St. James the Apostle. One of the most important points the Gospel of that day presents, is the question Our Blessed Lord asks of James and his brother, “Can you drink the … Continue reading

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Genocide of Christians in Syria and Iraq (Mosul)

The genocide being committed in Syria and Iraq against our Christian brethren by throngs of Islamic jihadists, and continuing underway at this very moment of writing, is leaving the rest of the Christian world looking on in utter horror and … Continue reading

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Flos Carmeli (Flower of Carmel)

Every year on 16th July, Carmelites throughout the world celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Patroness of sailors and fishermen. I have just returned from the celebration of this lovely feast in a small coastal town in … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Message At Recognised Apparition Sites Is Essentially The Same!

Yesterday, 13th July, was the 97th anniversary of Our Blessed Lady’s most important messages imparted at Fatima to the little seers. It included the terrible vision of Hell “where poor [unrepentant] sinners go”.  In 1998 it was revealed that Cardinal … Continue reading

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Picture of the Mass Rock of Penal Law Ireland

An engraving from an Irish-Latin Missal published in 1958, with the beautiful old Gaelic script. The first page is a picture of the Mass Rock of Penal Law Ireland; when Mass in Ireland was illegal it was celebrated at secret … Continue reading

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A “Silver Fish” For “Un Dios prohibido” — Catholic Film Festival Swims Against the Flow

I seldom go to the cinema these days, although like most of us, who does not enjoy a good film that either entertains, edifies, or leaves one with something to think about and muse over? There are certain films I … Continue reading

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Transforming daily duty into a “work of art for God”.

Today’s Gospel reading at Holy Mass: Matthew 7:21-29 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many … Continue reading

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Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Today is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. Only two other birthdays are celebrated in the Church Calendar: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Otherwise, saints … Continue reading

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Sacrament of Divine Love

Fr. Elias FI draws our attention to the connection between the Eucharist and the Priesthood, how they were instituted at the same time and how this explains the nature of the Catholic priesthood. http://s3.amazonaws.com/airmaria/hmly2/hmly140619b.mp4 [Please wait for the video to … Continue reading

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