Monthly Archives: September 2012

Yom Kippur, Babi Yar and a Preist who methodically reveals Ukrainian Jews’ fate

The Jewish world just celebrated this year’s Yom Kppur, Day of Atonement, on the 26th September. Today is the 71th Anniversary of Babi Yar, a notorious mass murder of Ukrainian Jews. Nearly 34,000 Jews were killed from 29th to 30th … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Importance of Self-Criticism and Humility By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 30, 2012 Numbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 The biblical prophet is one who has received a divine call to be a messenger … Continue reading

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Remi Brague wins the Ratzinger Prize and his view on Judaism, Christianity and Islam

News.va reports, “the “Ratzinger Prize”, which was established by the “Vatican Foundation: Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI” and is due to be conferred on 20 October. At the press conference Cardinal Camillo Ruini, president of the Foundation’s academic committee, announced … Continue reading

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Good King Wencelas

Today is the Feast Day of King Wencelaus, a Czech national Saint. But here is an Irish song about him: Here is an interesting blog article on the real good King Wencelaus (from Adventures in the Czech Republic) There are … Continue reading

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SSPX Bishop Tissier de Mallerais revealed during a conference a letter written by Benedict XVI which says an agreement between the SSPX and the Holy See is impossible

Things have become inscrutable. Vatican Insider reports : Last 30 June, just days after the start of the Society of St. Pius X’s General Chapter, Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Lefebvrian Superior, Bishop Bernard Fellay. The letter was … Continue reading

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The Litany of St. Vincent de Paul (Today’s Saint)

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. V. The just shall spring up like the lily, R. And flourish forever before the Lord.  Alleluia. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for … Continue reading

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Vatican to UN: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti on religious freedom

Dominique François Joseph Mamberti (born 7 March 1952) is the current Secretary for Relations with States in the Roman Curia and Head of the Holy See Delegation to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. On 24th. September 2012, he … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: The liturgy is a school of prayer.

The Liturgy is the school of prayer where God Himself teaches us to pray. But in order to celebrate the Liturgy well, to really experience the re-enactment of Christ’s Paschal Mystery we must make our hearts God’s Altar and understand … Continue reading

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Padre Pio’s Prayer: Stay with me, Lord

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength, that … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Rocamadour

Until very recently, I had only known the name ‘Rocamadour’ as that of a tasty goats cheese! Then a couple of weeks ago, on a trip to the Dordogne in France with family, I visited this spectacular mediaeval town precariously … Continue reading

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Marriage Crucifix

Imagine a world without divorce. Imagine families without separation. Imagine no children or hearts torn apart. Marriage is the most challenging vocation there is and divorce everywhere is on the rise. Yet there is one small town in Europe that … Continue reading

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The Best Part of Waking Up

By Christopher Heffron This article is from the St Anthony Messenger website. Check them out. It’s one of the most unbearable sounds that I have ever known: the blaring of my alarm clock. It’s 6:30 and, yet again, I am … Continue reading

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The Holy Father: Angelus – today in Rome. (Full text)

From: Vatican Radio  In our journey through the Gospel of Mark, last Sunday we entered into the second half [of the Gospel], the last journey towards Jerusalem and towards the culmination of Jesus’ mission. After Peter, on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary time. E.F: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

The meaning of Christian wisdom By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary time – September 23, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 E.F: Ephesians 4, 1-6; Matthew 22,34-46. The picture of the righteous one … Continue reading

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Africa: Christians outnumber Muslims

At a conference in Morocco, Italian sociologist, Massimo Introvigne, revealed that African practicing Catholics outnumber their European counterparts A. TOR. VATICAN CITY From Vatican Insider The latest figures reveal that Christianity has become the African continent’s number one religion, clearly … Continue reading

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