Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pope Benedict’s sermon on Ss Peter and Paul

Below is the official English tranlation of the Holy Father’s Homily during Mass on the Feast of Saint’s Peter and Paul. During the celebration the Pope conferred the Pallium on new Metropolitan Archbishops. Homily on the Feast of Saints Peter … Continue reading

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“None are so poor as those who lack the knowledge and the grace of God”

The following sermon was posted yesterday by Father Tim Finigan on his blog: Here is my sermon for today, the feast of St Peter and St Paul: This autumn, we will begin the Year of Faith, called by Pope Benedict XVI, … Continue reading

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What is Happening at Medjugorje?

JUNE 29, 2012 by Howard Kainz ( Last week I received a mailing from Caritas of Birmingham, in Sterret, Alabama. It was an invitation to come to the four-storey Tabernacle of our Lady’s Messages at Caritas, where a visionary, Marija Pavlovic Lunetti, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Privacy – God is Watching (and so are many others)

By: Msgr. Charles Pope If  you have ever photocopied personal materials containing social security numbers, checking info, personal data, etc, it is on that hard drive. It is easy to remove the hard drive and download its contents. When we come to … Continue reading

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Good news as BMA votes to remain opposed to assisted suicide

From John Smeaton’s blog: The Independent reports that the British Medical Association (BMA) annual representative meeting has rejected a motion to move the BMA’s policy from one of opposition to assisted suicide to one of neutrality. The Independent reports some positive contributions to the … Continue reading

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The Reverts: Catholics who left and came back

From the Blog 1964 (a research blog for the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University edited by Mark M. Gray. CARA is a non-profit research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church. Founded in 1964, … Continue reading

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Vatican releases guidelines on promoting vocations

By CAROL GLATZ , 25 June 2012, In an effort to respond to a “clear and pressing” need for priests, the Vatican has released a set of guidelines to help bishops and Church communities promote, recruit and educate a … Continue reading

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Newsflash: German court rules circumcision is ‘bodily harm’ and(!) contravenes the interest of the decide later in life on his religious beliefs

A Court (Landgericht Köln/Cologne) rules that circumcision contravenes “interests of the child to decide later in life on his religious beliefs”. An argument which can be used to outlaw anything parents do and decide for their infants. Vegetarianism, for example, can … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Revelation at Tre Fontane

One of the most amazing stories of an atheist’s conversion to the Catholic Faith must surely be that of Bruno Cornacchiola, a violent man who hated with all his being everything to do with the Catholic Church, and had even … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Melinda Gates

Just a quickie from me. Please visit this website to send this letter to Melinda Gates (wife of Bill). Dear Ms. Gates, We are writing to you from all over the world. We are mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, cousins, … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Bishop Roche named as secretary of liturgy department in Rome

By STAFF REPORTER on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 ( Bishop Roche (Photo: Mazur/ Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds as secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, raising him to the dignity of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Nichols calls for a shared understanding of Human Dignity

26/06/2012 12:15 pm The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, has called for a more developed and shared understanding of human dignity for the good of all in society. In an address to the Thomas More Society at … Continue reading

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Newsflash or rather, a new occasion for the never ending speculation on Rome and SSPX Reconciliation. – A Letter of the General Secretary of SSPX, concerning the Preamble, Msg. Fellay, and Williamson.

From Ignis Ardens (English translation) Excellencies, and Superiors, As you know, our Superior General responded to the letter of the 16th March from Cardinal Levada who tried to impose the doctrinal Preamble of the 14th September 2011. By this document, … Continue reading

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Medieval Monks and Recusants to be Reburied in England

Just when we were talking on our blog about there being no ‘time’ in the next world, I was fascinated to hear this piece of news from the BBC, entitled “Eynsham’s medieval monks reburied in church”.  These faithful Catholics, who … Continue reading

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Testimony: Nathanael Flock, Out of the Closet, Into the Light

A TV-interview made by CBN Transcription of this interview reproduced here, to watch the interview online, click Here: By Renelle Richardson The 700 Club – Nathanael Flock: Around sixth grade, I started getting homosexual attraction and started feeling the … Continue reading

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