Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Myth of Consequence Free Sex

by Matthew Archbold I know a guy who married the wrong woman because for the first time in his life he was having sex. And he was fooled into thinking he was in love—for a while. I know a girl … Continue reading

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O God, who desired Your Word to take flesh from the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary the angel announcing it: grant to your supplicants; that we who believe truly in the Mother of God, may be helped in Your … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Anger

CHAPTER 11: On Anger Anger is an emotion of the soul, which leads us violently to repel whatever hurts or displeases us. This emotion, my children, comes from the devil: it shows that we are in his hands; that he … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider on the Traditional Mass and the New Evangelisation

From: The Latin Mass Society Bishop lists and condemns ‘Five Wounds to the Liturgical Mystical Body of Christ’, including Offertory Prayers of Novus Ordo and use of female readers and acolytes ‘At present and in various places on earth … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent. E.F: Tempus Quadragesimale: Passionis

Gazing upon the face of Jesus The Fifth Sunday of Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 E.F: Hebrews 9: 11-15; John 8: 46-59 The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B) invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Bishop Davies’s homily in New Brighton: the full text

“Today we receive the personal blessing of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, as we begin a new venture in faith: celebrating the opening of a new Shrine Church and the beginning of a new foundation in this Shrewsbury Diocese. Catholic … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Gluttony

CHAPTER 10: On Gluttony Gluttony is an inordinate love of eating and drinking. We are gluttonous, my children, when we take food in excess, more than is required for the support of our poor body; when we drink beyond what … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Shrine Church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena

Today saw the reopening by Bishop Mark Davies of the “Dome of Home”, the beautiful church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena set high on a hill on the tip of the Wirral. What started out as a misty Saturday … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 24 March 2012 (VIS) – Yesterday at 4.30 p.m. local time (11.30 p.m. in Rome), Benedict XVI landed at the international airport of Guanajuato in the Mexican city of Leon, where he was greeted by Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Archbishop Oscar Romero

From:   Especially as the Pope embarks on on his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America, with this Saturday marking the 31st anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, here, some pieces of the homily … Continue reading

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Oh, My Hand: Complaints Medieval Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Illuminated Manuscripts

“Thank God, it will soon be dark.” ‘I am very cold’ and other marginalia, written centuries ago by monks transcribing books, shows that not all was joy and light ‘Oh my hand’ … a detail from an 11th-century manuscript. Photograph: … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Envy

CHAPTER 9: On Envy Envy is a sadness which we feel on account of the good that happens to our neighbor. Envy, my children, follows pride; whoever is envious is proud. See, envy comes to us from Hell; the devils … Continue reading

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Help with confession

I wish that more sermons were like this:

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Papal press briefing en route to Mexico & sends greetings to H.M. The Queen and people of the United Kingdom.

En route to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI spoke with journalists travelling with him aboard the Papal plane. Responding to a question regarding his spirits at the outset of the six-day visit to Latin America, especially in view of the first … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on Lust

CHAPTER 8: On Lust Lust is the love of the pleasures that are contrary to purity. No sins, my children, ruin and destroy a soul so quickly as this shameful sin; it snatches us out of the hands of the … Continue reading

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