Monthly Archives: August 2013

Every Three Minutes

The horrifying news reports continue to pour out from the Middle East, and from Syria and Egypt in particular, where millions of Christians are suffering one of the worst persecutions of recent years (despite a history of decades of persecution). … Continue reading

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How To Make The Sign Of The Cross Without Moving Your Hand

This is actually a very simple task*! Just do someone a favour or silently suffer some injustice, or accept some undeserved suffering, or bear an unexpected burden, or refuse to retaliate when attacked. I’m sure you can think of other … Continue reading

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Priest who died of hunger in Communist prison to be beatified

From: A priest who died of cold and hunger in a Communist prison will be beatified as a martyr in Romania. Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference, said the sanctity of Mgr Vladimir Ghika had … Continue reading

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The Latin Mass Returns to Lanherne

from: Deo Gratias, thanks to the prayers and petitions of many, the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate at Lanherne, have received dispensation from Commissioner, Fr. Fidenzio Volpi OFM Cap., to resume celebration of the Extraordinary form on Sundays and weekdays. … Continue reading

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Pope St. Pius X – The Oath against Modernism

THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM Given by His Holiness St. Pius X September 1, 1910. To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries. I . . . . firmly embrace and accept … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass with former students at Vatican Benedict XVI will not attend the annual gathering that his former students have organized for over 30 years now to debate on theology. This weekend’s event will take place at Castel Gandolfo, but on Sunday the Pope emeritus will … Continue reading

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Please say this prayer for Syria

From: And please spread the Syria prayer on your blog or Facebook or anywhere where it will be read….     Prayer for peace in Syria God of Compassion, Hear the cries of the people of Syria, Bring healing … Continue reading

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from: Communion in the Hand — Grave Error “Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend the truth is to suppress it” – Pope St. Felix III      The decline of belief and faith among … Continue reading

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Little known stories of St Padre Pio

From Mystics of the Church:  Amazing testimonies of the holy life of St Padre Pio -A collection of little known stories from the historical archives of San Giovanni Rotondo Taken from the book “The Padre: St Pio of Pietrelcina- Testimonies” by Fr. Marcellino … Continue reading

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The Decline of Western Christianity

Yesterday Toad asked an interesting question in the comment section. He was wondering whether the little use we have nowadays of kings and queens – comparing the symbolism to Christ the King, and Mary, Queen of Heaven – could be … Continue reading

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Why the Latin Mass?

from: by Father Richard G. Cipolla ‘I went into St. Peter’s and stood under the dome and read those words: Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram. And I looked to the confessio where lie the bones of St. … Continue reading

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…And All Manner Of Thing Shall Be Very Well.

It is the job of the mystic to stand beside their time and speak of the Hope that has been put into them, and applaud loudly about it. Dame Julian of Norwich did just that, in her own time, and … Continue reading

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from: 1.  How should people dress at the Traditional Latin Mass? Do men need to wear a suit? Do women need to wear a chapel veil (i.e. mantilla)? Whenever Catholics attend Mass, whether it is in the Roman Rite, in the … Continue reading

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Message from Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac of Alexandria for Coptic Catholics, president of the Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt.

With pain, but also with hope, the Catholic Church in Egypt is following what our country is experiencing: terrorist attacks, killings and the burning of churches, schools and state institutions. Therefore, out of love for our country and in solidarity … Continue reading

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The Devil, the Media, Feminist out to Destroy the Traditional Catholic Church

from: 1980 years ago Jesus Christ founded His Holy Catholic Church.  He told us that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against Her.  Many take this to mean that the Church will go on no matter what and … Continue reading

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