Monthly Archives: June 2011

St. Robert Southwell SJ (1561-1595)

The Holy Martyrs of England and Wales are a great part of our Catholic heritage. It is perhaps a little sad that in this 21st century our children are rarely taught about the great debt we owe these recusant families … Continue reading

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On Saints Peter and Paul

On Saints Peter and Paul First, a short selection from the beautiful homily given by the successor of Saint Peter on June 28, 2009, marking the conclusion of Pauline Year: Paul wants Christians to have a “responsible” and “adult faith”. … Continue reading

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The Holy Father on Twitter!

Pope tweets for 1st time, announces launch of Vatican news information portal Associated Press Link to original VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday tweeted for the first time, announcing the launch of a Vatican news information portal. … Continue reading

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Lord of all, we kneel before you

H/T to Tim Drake, whose record of what was said is below. Also take a look at Fr Z’s blog. He says: “I think something like this needs some care to preserve proper reverence for the Blessed Sacrament.  I am … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Liturgy: The Theology Behind Receiving Body and Blood

The Theology Behind Receiving Body and Blood By Father Paul Gunter, OSB In the ordinary form of the Mass, the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds is an option whose usage has become a daily occurrence in many countries … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Life in the Public Square

On the recent Annual Chartres Pilgrimage of 2011, the theme taken was “The Gospel of Life”. The Pilgrimage concentrates on a Papal Encyclical, this time “Evangelium Vitae” by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1995. This insightful meditation by fellow pilgrim, … Continue reading

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Fr. Faber on Purgatory

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Eucharistic miracles

Throughout its history the Catholic Church has documented and approved a number of Eucharistic miracles. These recorded incidents of consecrated hosts turning into human flesh and blood are said to have occurred mainly at moments of serious doubt about the … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 22 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning’s general audience to what he described as “the book of prayer par excellence, the Book of Psalms”. The audience was held in St. Peter’s Square … Continue reading

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About Fr. John Corapi with observations about our times

There has been much written and speculated on the blogosphere regarding Father Corapi  who is known to many of you who regularly watch EWTN. Of the many comments, below are some observations from Fr. Z. It is all we will … Continue reading

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Prelates Approve Statement on Physician Assisted Suicide

This is a precis (from Zenit) of the important statement from the U.S. Bishops Conference. The full statement (which is too long to reprint here) can be seen at: Afraid to Die? US Bishops Propose “Infinitely Better Way” WASHINGTON, D.C., … Continue reading

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Relentless targeting of churches in Indonesia (Aid to the Church In Need)

Christian churches in Indonesia are increasingly being targeted by Islamic and anti-Christian  elements. The following report is from Aid to the Church In Need. Please support this most worthy Catholic charity by your prayers, and, if you can, by making a … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A – June 19, 2011

  First Reading Exodus 34:4b-6,8-9 Moses pleads for God’s mercy on Mt. Sinai. Responsorial Psalm Daniel 3:52-56 We praise God who is exalted above all forever. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Paul urges the Corinthians to live in peace with … Continue reading

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Three Oratories Walk – London, Oxford and Birmingham.

The 3 – Oratories Walk An Ambitious 340 mile Sponsored Walk to raise money for the Oxford Oratory’s Reaffirmation & Renewal Campaign The Route The walk will cover about 340 miles in total, over 3 sections. Section 1, from the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Christchurch

The recent after-shocks in Christchurch have brought back to mind the terrible damage inflicted on that city by the earthquake in February. The Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was badly battered by the February quake and stands as a … Continue reading

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