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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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William Byrd (1539/40-1623): O quam suavis

  When William Byrd, eulogised as “Britain’s greatest composer” by Joseph Kerman, published four hundred years ago the final installment of his monumental Gradualia (“music for a people oppressed”), England found itself engulfed in an anti-Catholic frenzy that had been brought to boiling point … Continue reading

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What happened to the Church’s ‘Three Great Thursdays’?

“There are three Thursdays in the year that shine more than the sun: Maundy Thursday, Ascension Thursday and Corpus Christi.” Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera According to tradition, tomorrow, Thursday, being the tenth day after the celebration of the coming of … Continue reading

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Breakfast with a Beggar

The other morning I sat down at the table of a café in one of the many attractive shady avenues of the historical city of Granada. Temperatures are steadily climbing at this time of year, and in the afternoon it is … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit – the “forgotten” member of the Godhead

Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday, when we celebrate the lovely feast of the Most Blessed Trinity – Three Persons in One God. Tim Staples at Catholic Answers writes: “The third person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is sometimes … Continue reading

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Thinking about Chartres

This morning the British pilgrims will be on their way to Paris for the start tomorrow of the annual ‘Chartres pilgrimage’ at Pentecost, walking between the Cathedrals of Notre Dame in Paris to Notre Dame in Chartres. This year I … Continue reading

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Three Catholic Memes – giving us some food for thought

We are just so misunderstood! ;-)

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