Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reports into the handling of abuse cases in six Irish Dioceses published today.

The Reports into the handling of the claims of sex abuse by clergy in Ireland has been published today. As we covered this fairly extensively back in the Spring and Summer, it is logical for us to share the subsequent … Continue reading

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VATICAN CITY, 30 NOV 2011 (VIS) – This morning’s general audience was celebrated in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 5,500 faithful. Having recently completed a series of catecheses dedicated to prayer in the Old Testament, the Pope … Continue reading

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Siegburg Abbey to Close After 947 Years

Edit: what was uncertain before is now looking more certain, and these Abbeys are being sold for a song. “No one can understand this pain who isn’t involved.” That the thousand year old Benedictine Abbey on the Michealsberg in Siegburg … Continue reading

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God of Life, We rejoice in the promise of your coming. You have sent your Son, born in Bethlehem. He is the Prince of Peace, and The one in whose name all oppression shall cease. May we welcome his coming … Continue reading

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Interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay : The Society of St. Pius X and the Doctrinal Preamble

Full text of an Interview given by Bishop Bernard Fellay to the Documentation Information Catholiques International. (The News Agency of the Society of St. Pius X) 28-11-2011    Why is the Doctrinal Preamble that Cardinal Levada delivered to you on September … Continue reading

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Pope urges international agreement on climate change

By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged international leaders to reach a credible agreement on climate change, keeping in mind the needs of the poor and of future generations. The pope made the … Continue reading

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Catholics are being deceived into attending non-Catholic services

Last week we posted Father Lucie-Smith’s article from the Catholic Herald. He has written further on this, and it is reproduced here to be noted by our readers. Foreign visitors may be attending High Anglican services under the impression that … Continue reading

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Fatima: Man’s future is in God – a reminder.

The Miracle of the Sun has been characterized as the greatest supernatural occurrence of the 20th century and does not belong to the domain of faith or science it is an historical event!

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That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

From: Rorate Caeli “A reading from the First Epistle of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.” Corinthians? The Church has preserved for us so many homilies of the Latin Fathers of the Church – and we know that, almost … Continue reading

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Angelus: Pope Benedict XVI on climate change: a credible response is needed.

Pope Benedict XVI appealed for the success of the climate talks that are opening tomorrow in Durban, South Africa. Speaking to the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Benedict expressed the hope that “all … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter “Translatio Malum”

.The following is from Curt Jester, who, as I have said before is one of my favourite American bloggers.  It seems to me to be a light-hearted way of celebrating the full implementation of the New Translation – very much … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Advent – Without God we are like dried leaves blowing aimlessly in the wind

First Sunday of Advent: Is 63:16-17 & 64: 1 & 3-8; 1 Cor 1: 3-8; Mk 13: 33-37 By Bishop David McGough The Collect for the First Sunday of Advent prays that we might run forth to greet Christ at … Continue reading

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Disobedient bishops and scandalous Catholic politicians harm the culture of life –Cardinal Burke

By Deacon Nick Cardinal Raymond Burke,prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has singled out disobedient bishops and Catholic politicians as two groups within the Church who are undermining the culture of life. LifeSite news reports: ‘ The prelate stressed the essential role of obedience … Continue reading

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Archbishop Nichols says cuts are hitting the vulnerable the hardest

By Mark Greaves Archbishop Nichols says families are facing ‘enormous pressure’ (Photo: Mazur) Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said in a speech to MPs, peers and charity workers that Government cuts are “already being felt disproportionally by the most … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Holocaust Memorial Day Address

The Catholic diocese of Shrewsbury has published Bishop Mark Davies’s Holocaust Memorial Day address which he gave on 24 November at a synagogue in Manchester:

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