Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Donkey That No One Could Ride

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Progressive Inhumanity, Part One: The State against the Family

by Anthony Esolen From Crisis Magazine When they were casting for the old western The Rifleman, one small boy was brought into the room after another, to meet the star Chuck Connors and the director. Then young Johnny Crawford came … Continue reading

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Selected Sermons of the Curé of Ars: The Service of the Blessed Virgin

THE SERVICE OF MARY, OUR MOTHER If I wanted to, I would show you that in all walks of life there have been great servants of the Blessed Virgin. I would find for you, among them, those who begged their … Continue reading

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NEW FUNERAL RITES: NO TO THE SCATTERING OF THE ASHES OF THE DECEASED

Vatican City, 30 March 2012 (VIS) – The second Italian-language edition of the “Funeral Rites”, produced by the Vatican Publishing House, was presented recently at the headquarters of Vatican Radio. Among other things, the new edition contains fully revised biblical … Continue reading

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Of Bees, the Exsultet, a Paschal Candle (and Pius XII)

Another wonderful article from Shawn Tribe at http://newliturgicalmovement.org by Shawn Tribe Recently one of our priests sent in some photos with a brief note about a Paschal candle that he, himself, undertook to design for his parish. He commented to … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on the Love of God

CHAPTER 15: On the Love of God “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” Nothing is so common among Christians as to say, “O my God; I love You,” and nothing more rare, perhaps, than the love of the good … Continue reading

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The Holy Father bids Cuba ‘Farewell’.

BENEDICT XVI: “CUBA AND THE WORLD NEED CHANGE” Vatican City, 28 March 2012 (VIS) – At 9 a.m. today the Holy Father presided at Mass in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion Jose Marti, in the presence of thousands of faithful … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Prayer

CHAPTER 14: On Prayer Our catechism teaches us, my children, that prayer is an elevation, an application of our mind and of our heart to God, to make known to Him our wants and to ask for His assistance. We … Continue reading

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THE POPE ENTRUSTS THE FUTURE OF CUBA TO THE VIRGIN, “FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL CUBANS”

THE POPE ENTRUSTS THE FUTURE OF CUBA TO THE VIRGIN, “FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL CUBANS” Vatican City, 27 March 2012 (VIS) – At 9.30 a.m. today, the Holy Father travelled to the Shrine of “Nuestra Senora de la … Continue reading

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After-Birth Abortion: Cardinal George Pell.

Note: Whilst preparing this I looked for the article in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The paper on after-birth abortion referred to was by Australians  Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. Mysteriously, their article has ‘disappeared’ from the on-line version of … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Grace

CHAPTER 13: On Grace Can we, of our own strength, avoid sin, and practice virtue? No, my children, we can do nothing without the grace of God: that is an article of faith; Jesus Christ Himself taught it to us. … Continue reading

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The Holy Father arrives in Cuba. Message for World Youth Day.

THE POPE LEAVES MEXICO REITERATING HIS CALL FOR SOLIDARITY Vatican City, 26 March 2012 (VIS) – This morning, the Holy Father took his leave of Mexico, arriving at the airport of Leon at 9 a.m. where the departure ceremony took … Continue reading

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This is a time for passionate language; Cardinal O’Brien and Dr Sentamu are right to speak as they do about gay ‘marriage’

It would be a disaster almost impossible to reverse: this is the time to put a stop to it By William Oddie from ‘The Catholic Herald‘ Cardinal O’Brien has been accused of ‘absurd and inflammatory rhetoric’ (PA photo) The controversy … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Sloth

CHAPTER 12: On Sloth Sloth is a kind of cowardice and disgust, which makes us neglect and omit our duties, rather than to deny our own will and our appetites. Alas, my children, how many slothful people there are on … Continue reading

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The Holy Father in Mexico 24th & 25th March.

PROTECT CHILDREN THAT THEY MAY LOOK TO THE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE 24 March 2012 (VIS) – At 5 p.m. today the Holy Father left Miraflores College in Leon to travel to the city of Guanajuato, sixty-four kilometres away. He covered … Continue reading

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