Monthly Archives: April 2011

Divine Mercy Sunday. Plenary Indulgence.

This is an important announcement for all Catholics, especially for those who are falling or have fallen away from the Faith. Confess your sins and receive Holy Communion this Divine Mercy Sunday, and you will receive full remission of punishment … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II – the Pope of Divine Mercy

As we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy and the Beatification of Pope John Paul II, let us consider how these important events in the life of the Church are so closely and beautifully linked. The theme of Divine Mercy … Continue reading

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‘Noli Me Tangere’

                                                    Noli me Tangere by Fra Angelico “Noli me Tangere”. These famous words here in Latin … Continue reading

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Catholic Social **********

The missing word is ‘NETWORKING’, not teaching. Aid to the Church in Need sent out this by email, 23 hours ago: {Dear email subscriber} We are pleased to announce that ACN has just launched, a private Catholic social networking site, dedicated to young people … Continue reading

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Remembering Pope John Paul II – the recollections of George Weigel.

April 27, 2011 (ROME) —Strange as it may seem, I’ve been vaguely worried about the beatification on May 1 of a man with whom I was in close conversation for over a decade and to the writing of whose biography I … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s General Audience today – CHRISTIANS: WITNESSES OF EASTER’S NEW PATH

CHRISTIANS: WITNESSES OF EASTER’S NEW PATH VATICAN CITY, 27 APR 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Pope travelled from Castelgandolfo to the Vatican for the General Audience that took place in St. Peter’s Square and in which over 20,000 people … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit is at work in the ordinariate

An interesting article from The Catholic Herald: William Johnstone explains how he overcame his initial misgivings about Pope Benedict XVI’s historic offer to groups of Anglicans By William Johnstone on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 The three ex-Anglican bishops are ordained … Continue reading

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Can an unborn child feel pain?

 The following article appeared on Catholic Spirit’s Faith and Science blog – an American site. In September 40 days for Life will be coming to the UK. If you are pro-life please take part – the details are below. If … Continue reading

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Kicking away the ladder

Shortly after I was born, an educationalist noticed that adults read in a peculiar way: we don’t actually read the letters in a word, or look at the word’s phonetic value, instead most adults look at a word, see its … Continue reading

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Pictures from St Peter’s Square – Easter Day

Here’s a selection of photos taken at the Papal Mass on Easter Day in St Peter’s Square; the last photo is of the Holy Father after giving his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ (‘to the city and the world’) address: Photos by … Continue reading

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An ‘Easter Service’ Announcement

Hello, Brother Burrito here! I have been holding the editing chair here for the past little while. I would expect that the recent, random and shambolic nature of the blog has already made this apparent. Our Editor in Chief, Teresa, … Continue reading

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How not to end your Lenten Fast

I composed this shortie a while back, but consider it most aptly published just before your Easter Sunday Lunch (BST). Just a warning that when the end of Lent arrives, you must resist the temptation to tuck in to the … Continue reading

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        “In resurrectione tua, Christe, coeli et terra laetentur! In your resurrection, O Christ, let heaven and earth rejoice!” (Liturgy of the Hours). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Rome and across the world, Easter morning brings us … Continue reading

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Victimae Paschali Laudes

H/T to Heracletian

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Break the box and shed the nard; Stop not now to count the cost; Hither bring pearl, opal, sard; Reck not what the poor have lost; Upon Christ throw all away: Know ye, this is Easter Day. Build His church … Continue reading

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