Monthly Archives: August 2011

BXVI: on rediscovering the path of beauty

On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI challenged the men and women of today’s world to recover the deepest meaning of art, in its multitude of expressions, but particularly as the path of beauty which leads to God. And in doing so … Continue reading

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Save Lanherne

Fr Finnegan has posted a letter from the Franciscan Sisters at Lanherne: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate House of Contemplation “Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel” Lanherne Convent, St. Mawgan Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4ER Tel.: 01637 860423 E-mail: fsi.lanherne@talktalk.net Ave … Continue reading

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After Cardinal Levada?

Wanted, catholic orthodoxy caretaker ANDREA TORNIELLI Vatican City At the beginning of 2012, Benedict XVI will have to decide on a key-appointment for his pontificate: a Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the most delicate department … Continue reading

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John Smeaton – Government tightening of abortion rules dangerously misleading.

 The news that the British Government is considering tightening the rules on the availability of abortion, is, on the face of it, welcome news. However John Smeaton (SPUC) argues that all the glistens is certainly not gold. A storyin the … Continue reading

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The new evangelization discussed at the meeting of the Holy Father’s former students.

The topic of the new evangelization serves as a backdrop to the traditional summer seminar of Benedict XVI’s former students –  the so-called “Ratzinger Schülerkreis” –  which began on the  morning of 25 August, in Castel Gandolfo. About 40 people from … Continue reading

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Follow Our Lord on the Way of the Cross – Holy Father’s Angelus address yesterday.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains to his disciples that he must “go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised” … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Biblical Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB Today’s Gospel from Matthew 16:21-27 presents us with the first prediction of Jesus’ passion. It follows the story told in Mark 8:31-33 and serves as … Continue reading

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Bishop Fellay of SSPX to go to Rome for doctrinal talks.

By Carol Glatz Bishop Fellay ordains a priest during a ceremony in Écône, Switzerland (CNS photo) The head of a group of traditionalist Catholics will meet Vatican officials on September 14 to continue a series of doctrinal discussions. The Vatican … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton – ‘Among the Progressed’

George Weigel Thomas Merton is usually thought of as a liberal or progressive Catholic, which in many respects he was: he certainly tilted left politically, on civil rights and Vietnam; he wanted to explore new modes of monastic life, putting … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media Missed the Point of World Youth Day

Courtesy of Catholic News Agency. Father Robert Barron says WYD was ‘splendid, unforgettable’ and explains why the Church’s future, filled with enthusiastic, faith-filled young people, is full of hope. by FATHER ROBERT BARRON I have just completed one of the … Continue reading

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Bishop –Medical Research is Bound by Faith and Reason

From Courageous Priest Bishop Leonard P. Blair writes a letter to his flock. Dear Friends in Christ, Few of us remain untouched by the scourge of breast cancer. Whether among our families,friends or neighbors,there are a great many women in … Continue reading

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At audience, pope announces themes for coming WYD celebrations

Catholic News Service CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — After reviewing his trip to Madrid for World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI announced the themes he has chosen to guide the reflections of young Catholics next year on a diocesan level … Continue reading

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Saint of Today:

From: Saints of the Day Saint Bartholomew (also known as Nathaniel) was born in Galilee and was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was probably a close friend of Apostle Philip. Bartholomew’s name is always mentioned in the Gospels in … Continue reading

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The Definition of Contemplation: Q and A

From Catholic Spiritual Direction Answered by Sister Carmen, OCD. Q: Dear Sister Carmen, after reading some modern writers and Saint Teresa of Avila I am confused about contemplation. It seems like there is some confusion or lack of concern about … Continue reading

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St. Edburg: Remains believed to have been found during building development

Remains, believed to be those of St. Edburgh (Edburgha) have been found buried under a block of flats, archaeologists believe. A lead container was uncovered which is thought to contain remains of Saint Edburg, who was the daughter of a pagan King … Continue reading

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