Monthly Archives: May 2013

Venerable Fulton Sheen: The Visitation.

from the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation. The Visitation The Gospel tells us, “In the days that followed, Mary rose up and went with all haste to a city of Judea, in the hill country, where Zachary dwelt; and there entering in … Continue reading

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Archbishop on the TLM: “you must try to get as many people as possible to walk down this path of yours”

From Father Z at  by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Here is some great news. I was sent a translation of a sermon given by the new Archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio, His Excellency Most Rev. Luigi Negri, on Pentecost at the Marian Shrine of … Continue reading

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Wednesday General Audience: The Church as the family of God.(full text)

Dear brothers and sisters, Last Wednesday I stressed the deep connection between the Holy Spirit and the Church. Today I would like to start some reflections on the mystery of the Church, a mystery that we all live and of … Continue reading

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The First Martyr of the Mafia

Father Giuseppe Puglisi of Sicily, who was killed by Mafia hitmen in 1993, was beatified May 25. by ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI PALERMO, Italy — No one expected the murder of Father Giuseppi “Pino” Puglisi, the Sicilian priest killed in 1993 by … Continue reading

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Say What? A Meditation on the Glory of Language and the Respect we must have for its Subtlety

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A priest friend of mine moved to this country when he was in high school, and English was not his first language. It took him time to get the slang expressions right. A big expression at the … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Sleeplessness

For some years now, I have been an insomniac. I have self diagnosed this as being down to chronic illness (type 2 diabetes), sleep apnoea, being  a bit overweight, and being a generally idle blighter. It used to worry me … Continue reading

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The Holy Father: Homily: Mass at Sts. Elizabeth and Zechariah Parish in Rome, and Angelus address. (Full text)

Translation: Photograph: Catholic News Agency. Dear brothers and sisters! Hello! This morning I made my first pastoral visit to a parish of the Diocese of Rome. I thank the Lord and I ask you to pray for my pastoral … Continue reading

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2013 Pentecost pilgrimage from Notre-Dame de Paris to Notre-Dame de Chartres

I have returned from the holy pilgrimage to Chartres! On Tuesday morning, 21st May, after a beautiful Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the two British chapters in the crypt of Chartres cathedral, our coach set off for home. We … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Holy Trinity – Divine Love and Human Love

From Zenit By Monsignor Francesco Follo  From the Cross to the Trinity The entire Most Holy Trinity is involved in Love and by Love with the Cross of Christ. Many antique pictures represent the Father’s arms holding the Crucifix. For … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Where Calumny is, There is the Devil

from: by Edward Pentin  For the third time in as many weeks, Pope Francis has warned not to speak ill of others, and again mentioned the devil in another striking homily this morning in the chapel of the Vatican’s Santa … Continue reading

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Pope Francis at Mass: be salt of the earth

(Vatican Radio) That Christians might spread the spiritual salt of faith, hope and charity: this was Pope Francis’ exhortation at Mass Thursday morning in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence in the Vatican. The Pope warned against the … Continue reading

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Those Who Start Their Own Church Follow the Voice of Satan: 11 Teachings from St. Cyprian AD 250

From: St. Cyprian, a Bishop and Martyr by HHAMBROSE Listers, our Lord Jesus Christ is not returning to our world for a harem of “churches.”There is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and it was founded by Christ and charged by … Continue reading

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I have Come to Cast a Fire on the Earth – A Meditation on the Feast of Pentecost

By: Msgr. Charles Pope What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrated at Pentecost. A feast like this challenges us, because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus had said to Apostles, … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow

Published in response to all the bad news this week: When you know that God is with you and loves you, your life is infinitely different to, and better than, when you think you have lost Him by your sins. … Continue reading

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The Holy Father; Wednesday General Audience: The Holy Spirit, unity and communion [Full text]

(Vatican Radio) Below a Vatican Radio translation of Pope Francis’ General Audience catechesis, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. [Original text Italian]: Dear brothers and sisters, good day! in the Creed, after having professed faith in the Holy Spirit, we say: “We believe … Continue reading

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