Monthly Archives: March 2014

Benedict XVI and C. S. Lewis: The novelty of modern Agnosticism (and a possible response)

An insightful post by Michael Kenny on “Journey towards Easter” that should help respond to some of the recent questions posed in the comment section of our blog. It is often asserted that agnosticism is the ‘default option’ when it … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Laetare Sunday, Year A

Lætere Sunday at Blackfen   Paris, March 28, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The Joy The title and the introduction of the Exhortation of Pope Francis “Evangelii gaudium “: “The joy of the gospel” are the best commentaries on … Continue reading

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Big Battle Brewing – Michael Voris on “Church Militant”

We lost the battle on contraception. We cannot lose the battle on marriage. https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/cardinal-burke-does-some-straight-talking/

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Confession – The Holy Father leads by example

During a penitential service in St. Peter’s Basilica March 28, Pope Francis went to confession:

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Hymns of Lent 4

“There is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head.” This coming Fourth Sunday of Lent is still often referred to as Laetare Sunday, “Rejoice Sunday”, after the first word in the traditional introit of Mass on that day – Laetare, Jerusalem: … Continue reading

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New Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Melbourne

Tomorrow, 28 March 2014, will mark the canonical establishing of the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. The parish will serve all those in the Archdiocese, which is Australia’s largest, wishing to worship in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Bishop Mark Davies

In this interview the Bishop of Shrewsbury Mark Davies speaks with LifeSiteNews.com’s John-Henry Westen about the defence of marriage, why marriage is exclusive to a man and a woman, why the Church loves gays and does not hate them, the … Continue reading

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Saint Margaret Clitherow

            St Margaret kneels in this portrait of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Daphne Pollen Today is the feast of St. Margaret Clitherow, patroness of businesswomen, converts, martyrs and of the Catholic Women’s … Continue reading

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The Church’s catalogue of ills | CatholicCulture.org

For those who did not see Dr Jeff Mirus’ fine recent article, the following are held (by some, at least) to be the four main problems the Church seems to be facing today, or are indicative of them. 1. Why did Pope Benedict resign … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

A tradition, which has come down from the apostolic ages, tells us that the great mystery of the Incarnation was achieved on the twenty-fifth day of March. It was at the hour of midnight, when the most holy Virgin was … Continue reading

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Faithful Bishops

From Protect the Pope: Denying Holy Communion to pro-abortionists and same sex ‘marriage’ supporters is an act of mercy insist Faithful Bishops Bishop Egan “When people are not in communion with the Catholic Church on such a central thing as … Continue reading

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Lent Day 19 – Rolling Away the Stone of Death

From Fr Robert Barron’s Lenten Reflections: In all of the Gospel accounts, mention is made of the huge stone rolled across the entrance of Jesus’ tomb after his burial. This seems to stand for the awful finality of death, the … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A

The Samaritan Woman at the Well – by CARRACCI, Annibale – from Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan Lent: the Meeting of Two Thirsts Paris, March 21, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) A poor one who asks to donate. In his … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke does some straight talking

Thank God for Cardinal Burke, for his clarity and courage in proclaiming the Truth. Here he speaks on the Sacraments and Sacred Liturgy: “According to the ancient wisdom of the Church, the law of worship is essentially connected to the … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections from CATHOLICISM, Week 3 part 1

 

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