Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Brief Chronological List of Important Named Heresies: A.D. 90 to A.D. 2013

The Historic Heresies These heresies are distinguished from active heresies in that they are largely vanquished and buried in the life of the Catholic Church; though they occasionally revive in the world, they pose little direct and imminent threat to … Continue reading

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Good Morning Lord

Archbishop Sheen once suggested that there were people who started their day with “Good Lord!, Morning!” in a negative kind of way. I’ve been there, so I know it is true. There is a better way. Try the Morning Offering … Continue reading

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EF Mass threat, the abuse crisis, ‘whimsical’ liturgically dancing bishops: so what can we do?

H/T to Richard Collins at  for this reasoned blogpost. from: I posted last night, on the decision to outright suppress, or severely restrict, the use of the EF Mass by the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Naturally some have sought … Continue reading

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Will they dance the Polka in 2016?

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A Brief Update on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Further news on the situation with the FFI’s from the horse’s mouth and another perspective here. It seems that the houses that want to celebrate the Old Mass are already seeking permission to do so; we will have to evaluate … Continue reading

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A memorable press conference

From Dr Robert Moynihan: July 29, 2013, Monday  Pope Francis gave a memorable press conference yesterday on the airplane which brought him back from Brazil to Rome. Speaking to journalists for about 80 minutes, Francis was startlingly candid on many … Continue reading

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Important news from Rorate Caeli regarding Pope Francis restriction of the Traditional Latin Mass.

CP&S Note: All followers of the Mass of Ages should be deeply concerned by the following. from: IMPORTANT: Pope Francis severely restricts the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate from celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass, imposes the Novus Ordo on … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Traditional Mass

from: I have mentioned before Clare Asquith’s book Shadowplay and her argument about the coded messages in Shakespeare relating to religious matters. It can easily sound a bit Dan Brown-ish but actually a lot of it is common sense. If … Continue reading

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The Scriptural Rosary

The  Holy Rosary is a beautiful prayer, with great graces poured upon those who pray it. Ever since it was given to us by St. Dominic in 1214, the Church has urged us to pray this profoundly meditative prayer, a journey … Continue reading

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The Holy Father: Concluding Mass for WYD – full text. “Go, do not be afraid, and serve”

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday celebrated the concluding Mass of World Youth Day on the beachfront of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro in the presence of over 3 million people Please find the full text of his homily below: … Continue reading

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WYD Rio: 2 million throng prayer vigil with Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Two million young people carpeted Rio de Janeiro’s Copacobana beach on Saturday, joining Pope Francis in a huge outdoor evening prayer vigil as part of World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil. The centerpiece of the vigil was a … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

By Monsignor Francesco Follo A Father that gives us back one hundred times more than what we have left behind to follow Christ. 1)    What and How Through today’s Roman Gospel, by teaching us the Our Father and telling us … Continue reading

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Teenager crosses South America on foot to see Pope

By Estefania Aguirre Facundo (center) traveled across South America on foot to attend World Youth Day. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 26, 2013 / 05:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Unable to afford transportation, a teenage boy traveled 1,829 miles … Continue reading

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Slowly but surely: new liturgical books on the way.

from: by Jonathan Day  Now that the new English translation of the Roman Missal is in place, five newly translated liturgical texts are moving through the process of revision and approval. I had the pleasure of interviewing Martin Foster, … Continue reading

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Pope points to vital role of grandparents in passing on faith

(Vatican Radio) The vital role of grandparents in passing on the faith through their families: echoing a theme that he spoke of during the flight over to Brazil, Pope Francis on Friday stressed the essential dialogue between the youngest and … Continue reading

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