Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Name above all Names

At the close of January, the month dedicated to the Name of Jesus, here are some reflections from the homilies of St Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444), a Saint who recognised the power of – and fostered devotion to – that … Continue reading

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The Bishop of Bling? The Real Scandal in Germany | Crisis Magazine

  “In reality, the problem does not seem to be the money spent on the building (taken mostly from a foundation established in the nineteenth century, which the bishop was free to use under the supervision of a board of … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Instinctive Wish Is To Create A Home And Bring Up Children

We can recognise the differences between the sexes and still affirm the equal dignity of women. By FRANCIS PHILLIPS on 27th January 2014 in The Catholic Herald At the end of Mass yesterday in our parish, a smartly suited man came up to … Continue reading

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Padre Pio Proves That the Holy Mass is Jesus’ Sacrifice on Calvary

By Fr. Peter Carota on ‘Traditional Catholic Priest’. [Slightly adapted and abbreviated] Josse Lieferinxe (working ca. 1493-1508) Crucifixion: Oil on panel In the book “Padre Pio’s Mass” written by Fr. Tarcisio of Cervinara, we are again given proof that the Holy … Continue reading

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Peace Dove Investigation

There’s some serious sleuthing at Louie Verrecchio’s concerning yesterday’s attack on the Pontifical Peace Doves. The mind boggles… Go here for more images. There are updates on the incident over at Fr Z’s blog.

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Bishop Athanasius Schneider honoured

In recent years we have highlighted some of Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s beautiful teachings on the Eucharist as well as his call for clarifications on Vatican II. Now Inside the Vatican Magazine online has named Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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As dawn was closing the night

As the Raven pointed out in his post on today’s lectio divina, the first reading at Mass was from Isaiah and told of the Jewish people receiving a great light. The Gospel reading then tells us of Christ’s calling of the Galilean … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Leonard Gaultier Jesus Christ, Light of the World Paris, January 24, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The first call: “Repent.” In today’s passage the Apostle and Evangelist Matthew tells us that Jesus left Nazareth, where in hiding he had … Continue reading

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Conversion of St. Paul – March For Life: Homily by Fr. George Mary Roth F.I.

Fr. George Mary Roth preaches on the conversion of the great Apostle St. Paul, and urges us to pray for all those at the March For Life today (25th January) but especially for the conversion of the hearts of all … Continue reading

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Caritas

With a belated hat-tip to the Bones. Can I draw your attention to The Good Counsel Network, who are in desperate need of financial help. The Good Counsel Network focus on providing practical support to women who would be under … Continue reading

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Be at Peace

By Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church: Be at peace Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own … Continue reading

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Our Restless Hearts

Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee; for Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee. O Eternal truth, true love and beloved eternity. You are my God. To you … Continue reading

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The Same God?

Pray for all Christians in the Middle East. They face torture and death on a regular basis. (H/T Creative Minority Report)

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To Choose Or To Be Chosen

Don’t drift, be driven!

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St Fabian – a Saint for our times

Source: Catholic Online and Butler’s “Lives of the Saints” Today, 20th January, the Church commemorates St Fabian, Pope and Martyr. Eusebius, born just a few years after Fabian’s death, tells us how Fabian came to Rome after Pope Anteros died in 236. A … Continue reading

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