Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Great Comparison – The Old Mass V.S. The New Mass

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Giving up gracelessly

According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius. According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday … Continue reading


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Lectio Divina: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

The Law of Liberty Paris, February 14, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The law and its fulfilment. In today’s Gospel Jesus says that he wants to bring ” to fulfilment the Law and the Prophets” (Mt 5:17). In fact, … Continue reading

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A symbol of our times

Franz von Rohden – Crucifixion The Herald reports that a work of art, hailed as a masterpiece by experts, was hung in a chapel at Ushaw until the 1970s, when it was put in cupboard (no doubt replaced by something … Continue reading

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The Holy Sacrifice

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The Myth of Religious Violence (reprised) | Strange Notions website

Over on Strange Notions, the “Digital Areopagus”, Dr Benjamin Wiker  (author of  Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion) has taken up some of the ideas of Dr William Cavanaugh, that were presented here on CP&S in a … Continue reading

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“Kneeling and Communion on the Tongue” will bring back True Devotion

It is interesting to see how an old post on the topic of receiving Holy Communion devoutly, “Cardinal Ranjith to his clergy – communion on the tongue only and while kneeling is mandatory”, has suddenly had another surge of visitors … Continue reading

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Humour Is Good, Says Emeritus Pope

“I’m not a man who constantly thinks up jokes. But I think it’s very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I’d also say it’s … Continue reading

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A fine word

The Holy Father had something good and important to say yesterday: When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes – 11th February

Re-blogged from: A Catholic Land. The Apparitions of The Blessed Virgin to Bernadette at Lourdes. Lourdes 1858. At Lourdes, on the feast of the Annunciation [March 25th] the Blessed Virgin acknowledged explicitly the Church declaration of 1854 that had, … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church? | Crisis Magazine

Thanks to Crisis Magazine again for publishing the further insights of Dr Anne Hendershott (Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio) into the recent behaviour of a certain committee of the United Nations, which, it … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

H/t to the Cloistered Heart Salt and Light: Taste of the Earth and Light of the World Paris, February 07, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Salt and Light In the early centuries, persecuted Christians were brought into the Colosseum … Continue reading

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UN Attacks Catholic Teaching Under the Pretext of Protecting Children | Crisis Magazine

In their continuing quest to marginalize the influence of the Catholic Church on the culture war issues of abortion and same-sex marriage, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child is attempting to resurrect yet again the moral … Continue reading

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Blessed Pope Pius IX – Feast day 7th February

Blessed Pope Pius IX was the Holy Father of the Catholic Church longer than any other Pope – 32 years, from 1846 to 1878. Born into a troubled world in Sinigaglia, Italy on 13th May, 1792, Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti grew up … Continue reading

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When Did You Become You?

Reblogged from A great pro-life message from the Biltrix proclaiming no more than the plain truth.

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