Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Crack of Doom

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Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth; and there were peals of thunder, voices, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. Now the…

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A Letter for Year’s End

From Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor and founder of Inside the Vatican magazine: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 — Year’s End “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have … Continue reading

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To love somebody…

H/T to Fr Z  who ran a poll on this Argentinian Coca-Cola TV advert:

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Today’s First Reading 1 John 2:12-17

I am writing to you, my own children, whose sins have already been forgiven through his name; I am writing to you, fathers, who have come to know the one who has existed since the beginning; I am writing to … Continue reading

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Give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity

Magnifying the Lord God is our souls’ business (as Brother Burrito just so kindly pointed out), so it is not inappropriate to be distracted again by the essentials of our Christian lives, rather than by our possibly amplified Christmastide waistlines. … Continue reading

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Tabernacle

Souls get clogged with the pettiness and trivia of this world. They mustn’t. Souls exist to magnify Our Lord. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,my spirit rejoices in God my Saviorfor he has looked with favor on his … Continue reading

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The Massacre of the Holy Innocents – the Coventry Carol

Now, they [the Magi] having departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph, saying: “Arise, take to thee the little child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there until I shall tell … Continue reading

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St John The Evangelist

On today’s Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Father Barron explores the magnificent prologue to his Gospel, which he describes as “John the Evangelist’s great Christmas sermon.” Packed within these few opening verses is a sublime theology of the Incarnation … Continue reading

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A Christmas message from Cardinal Tagle to the Filipino people

In a Christmas message, the Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, told of a lady from Palo on the island of Leyte, who, as if replying to a question he himself was pondering: With persons and things associated with Christmas … Continue reading

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Two Popes exchange Christmas greetings

Read about their encounter here

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St. Stephen, the First Martyr

By Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger St. Stephen, whom Holy Scripture calls a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, full of grace and strength, was the first who had the happiness to give his blood and life for … Continue reading

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Pope Francis And “The Italian Job”

That is how many Faithful Catholics see the effects of Vatican 2 on the Church. Many regrettable things such as liturgical abuse and doctrinal confusion have crept in, it is true, but God only lets us fall so as to … Continue reading

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The Puzzling Christmas Present

Those who are stirring to wakefulness as the first rays of the dawning of Christ rouse them, these same are at risk of seeing only the wrappings of the Faith. and missing the hidden gifts within. Everybody loves a puzzle. We … Continue reading

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The true light, which enlighteneth every man

Merry Christmas to all our readers. In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things came to be, not one thing … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy

Originally posted on All Along the Watchtower:
Rowan Williams once commented that: To believe in Jesus’ God of unconditional accessibility and even-handed compassion, to believe in an anarchic mercy that ignores order, rank and merit, is to accept that our…

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