Category Archives: Catholic Culture

Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 4

“There is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head.” This coming Fourth Sunday of Lent is still often referred to as Laetare Sunday, “Rejoice Sunday”, after the first word in the traditional introit of Mass on that day - Laetare, Jerusalem: … Continue reading

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New Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Melbourne

Tomorrow, 28 March 2014, will mark the canonical establishing of the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. The parish will serve all those in the Archdiocese, which is Australia’s largest, wishing to worship in the … Continue reading

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A symbol of our times

Franz von Rohden – Crucifixion The Herald reports that a work of art, hailed as a masterpiece by experts, was hung in a chapel at Ushaw until the 1970s, when it was put in cupboard (no doubt replaced by something … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Appeals Court denies Malay-speaking Christians the freedom to write “Allah”.

On Monday 14 October 2013, a panel of three Muslim judges of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia quashed the 2009 judgement of the High Court that the Catholic Church in the capital city could use the word “Allah” in … Continue reading

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The papal earth-quake

Ches sums up the impact of the Papal interviews: The most visible wreckage lies in the confusion, disillusion and demoralization of faithful men and women – small ones and those at the very top of the Church’s life – whose … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Cross

by Tim Shaughnessy I knew how to do the sign of the cross growing up. As far as “easy prayers to memorize” go, it has to be at the top of the list and so usually is the first prayer … Continue reading

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Have we lost reverence in Church these Days? How can we recover it?

By: Msgr. Charles Pope In the first reading this morning at Mass there was the familiar story of Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush on Mount Horeb. Approaching the Theophany, and thus the presence of God Moses received … Continue reading

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Dressing modestly as Catholics

from: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com Summer is on us and with it, the heat. Which makes us feel the need to discard layers of clothes and be freer with our movements. With this desire though, necessarily comes the obligation to continue dressing modestly, … Continue reading

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Film about St Winefride’s Well

Some of you enjoyed a film made by my son about the Dome of Home church in the Wirral. Here’s another he has made, this time about the oldest site of continuous Christian pilgrimage in Great Britain, St Winefride’s Well. … Continue reading

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The Holy Martyrs of Walsingham

A recent perusal of the wealth of British Catholic Blogs led me to an author who is undertaking a pilgrimage to Walsingham in the near future. Mention was made, very briefly, of the Walsingham Martyrs. Last year I too made … Continue reading

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Bishop Egan’s letter to David Cameron

As a follow-up to Gertrude’s recent post on +Philip Egan’s statement about “Gay marriage”, here is part of a two-page letter the intrepid Bishop has written to David Cameron: 15th December 2012 Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP Prime Minister and Leader … Continue reading

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Statement from Bishop Egan regarding gay ‘marriage’.

  We thank Almighty God for giving us Shepherds who are not afraid to speak on the serious issues confronting our Church, our country and indeed our Roman Catholic lives. The issue of so called ‘gay marriage’ is an issue … Continue reading

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