Monthly Archives: January 2013

St. John Bosco – January 31st

(Prayer of St. John Bosco to Our Lady Help of Christians) Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, … Continue reading

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St John Bosco (1815 – 1888)

This is the first of 20 parts to this movie. John Bosco was born into a peasant family in Piedmont, Italy, and was raised by his widowed mother. At the age of nine, he dreamed of a scene in which … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, A French Rabbi Speaks

This is a reblogged item from Catholic Voices Comment. Thanks to 1CatholicSalmon for the hat tip. [Editor’s note] Shortly before Christmas, in his annual address to the Curia, Pope Benedict XVI cited a paper against gay marriage and same-sex parenting by the Chief Rabbi of … Continue reading

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If you search for the reason why a man loves God, you will find no other reason at all, save that God first loved him. -St. Augustine From Catholic Spiritual Direction By Father John Bartunek Luke 4:22-30: And he won … Continue reading

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Support Our Bruvver Eccles!

(^^^Footage of our Eccles’ antecedents^^^) Without doubt, this post is an unashamed plug for another Catholic blog. Let me tell you all about how it came to be.

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Carpe Diem

This is the address given by Benedict XVI before the midday Angelus on Sunday 27th January 2013 Dear brothers and sisters! Today’s liturgy brings together for us two distinct passages of Luke’s Gospel. The first (1:1-4) is the prologue, addressed … Continue reading

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The Gargoyle Code

With less than two and a half weeks to go until Ash Wednesday, here is a suggestion for a spiritual book you can read for Lent: The Gargoyle Code by Fr Dwight Longenecker. It is essentially an updated Catholic reworking … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life

No matter how big the millstone, it rotates around a single solitary axis, and that axis always points in the same direction. The Church that is Christ, and which feeds the world from its meek grinding, is itself a great … Continue reading

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Help with Confession

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Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

We give Thee thanks, O Jesus! who hast, this day, prostrated Thine enemy by Thy power, and raised him up again by Thy mercy. Truly art thou the Mighty God, and Thy victories shall be praised by all creatures. How … Continue reading

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Converting Protestants

This is one of Michael Voris’s best (so far):

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Prefect Warns Against Making Liturgy Into a ‘Show’ (and not a moment too soon!) H. Sergio Mora ROME, January 16, 2013 ( The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is preparing a booklet to help priests celebrate the Mass … Continue reading

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Help To Make TV Program about Fr Malachi Martin

Our recent article on Fr Martin, which was very popular, aroused the interest of a TV production company who wish to make a documentary about him. They left this message: Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from … Continue reading

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Digging One’s Way To Australia

One of my earliest memories is of playing in our little suburban garden on a sunny weekend afternoon with the whole family about me. I was aged four. Mum and Dad were sat on the bench, and I was playing … Continue reading

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Bring back the altar rail – an appeal from The Deacon’s Bench

“It’s not about architecture. It’s about attitude”, writes Deacon Greg Kandra from “The Deacon’s Bench”. He then gives these reasons for his change of heart: Hey, I’m as surprised as anyone else that I feel this way. Two years ago, I … Continue reading

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