Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why Priests should study Latin – Fiftieth Anniversary of Veterum Sapientia

Modernists hold the Vat. II to be a farewell to the culture heritage and the venerable tradition of the Church, and they depict Pope John XXIII, the Council’s Pope, as their champion in abolishing what our ancestors held to be … Continue reading

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Benedictine nun set to make splash at this years Oscar ceremony

February 24, 2012. ( Among the Holywood stars walking the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, will be this 73 year old Benedictine nun. She now goes by the name Mother Dolores and she belongs to the Abbey of Regina … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Found Cause of Down Syndrome Moves Closer to Canonization

This spring, the Archdiocese of Paris will officially conclude the diocesan phase of the cause of canonization for Dr. Jérôme Lejeune. Zenit reports: The April 11 ceremony will include a Mass for life in the Notre Dame Cathedral. Jérôme Lejeune … Continue reading

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Daily readings for Lent from St John Vianney – Catechism on Salvation

Daily selections from the catecheses, exhortations, and sermon excerpts of the Patron Saint for parish priests compiled by Fr. Jerabek: CHAPTER 1: Catechism on Salvation There are many Christians who do not even know why they are in the world. … Continue reading

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You do not eat meat, but you devour your brother’: Fasting for the feasting part 2

Continuing her reflection on Lent, Sr Mary David writes about what we really need to “give up”. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus signals three ways in which we prepare for Easter: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. All three belong … Continue reading

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The Pope will soon be on Twitter

Benedict XVI will have his own Twitter account to communicate above all with youngsters. “He will not click on the “Send” button but will approve the content of messages” Alessandro Speciale (from Vatican Insider) Rome The Pope will soon have … Continue reading

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Blessed John Henry Newman on Lent

Is it not, I say, quite a common case for men and for women to neglect religion in their best days? They have been baptized, they have been taught their duty, they have been taught to pray, they know their … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 23 February 2012 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon, Ash Wednesday, Benedict XVI presided over the traditional penitential procession from the church of St. Anselm on Rome’s Aventine Hill to the nearby basilica of Santa Sabina where he celebrated Mass. … Continue reading

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St. Peter Damian on Consolation from Sadness

Today, the 23th. Feb., is the Feast Day of St. Peter Damian according to the Tridentine Missal. Two days ago C P&S published a post on this great Saint who deserves to be more well-known than he actually is in … Continue reading

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Cardinal Dolan: I really want to be a Saint

Rome, Italy, Feb 19, 2012 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York says he is happy to be a cardinal but that he is aiming for a higher calling. “As grateful as I am for … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and Lent: Fasting for the feasting part 1

With Lent starting today, Sr Mary David Totah OSB, reminds us what the liturgical season is really for. It is good to remember that in the early Church the main purpose of Lent was to prepare the catechumens, the newly-converted Christians, … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 22 February 2012 (VIS) – During his general audience this morning, the Holy Father dedicated his catechesis to the subject of Lent (which begins today, Ash Wednesday), the period of forty days leading up to the Easter Triduum, … Continue reading

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St. Vincent Ferrer: Sermon On Ash Wednesday

And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – A reflection on the sacramental of ashes that we receive on Ash Wednesday.

Even the darkest moments of the liturgy are filled with joy. And Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lent fast, is a day of happiness, a Christian feast. It cannot be otherwise, as it forms part of the great Easter … Continue reading

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St. Peter Damian, Camaldolese Order, and Dante’s Divina Commedia

According to the New Liturgical Calendar after Vat. II, the Church celebrates today, 21th. Feb. the Feast Day of Peter Damian. He was a Cardinal and made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII in 1823. His most … Continue reading

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