Monthly Archives: May 2014

British teenager becomes an international star for announcing his virginity

BY DUSTIN SIGGINS May 20, 2014 ( – An 18-year old high school senior is gaining international attention for proudly proclaiming his virginity, and his intention to keep it. In a forthcoming essay, Phin Lyman said that he believes “that … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest

Going on pilgrimage to Lourdes at the beginning of May with the Spanish group, organised by the ‘Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest‘ (ICKSP), was very much a spur of the moment decision, and I was fortunate to be … Continue reading

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There Are Right and Wrong Ways of Suffering, Pope Says

Encourages the Sick to Embrace Their Reality with Trust and Hope VATICAN CITY, May 19, 2014 ( – There are “right” and “wrong” ways to live with suffering, Pope Francis has told an apostolate for the evangelization of the sick. … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

Hodegetria – “She who points the Way” Berlinghiero Berlinghieri Jesus: Way of Charity, Word of Truth, Food for Life Paris, May 16, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1 ) Nothing shall upset you 1 Let’s think of and let’s recite … Continue reading

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Even from before the introduction of the new translation of the Missal, it has been drawing flak from persons who self-identify strongly with the liturgical innovations of the previous century. Most of the predictions that we were regaled with have … Continue reading

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What makes a Catholic, Catholic?

Reblogged from Harvesting the fruit of Vatican II (by Louie Verrecchio) What makes a Catholic, Catholic? A simple question with a not so simple answer; one that many in the Church today are unwilling to even consider. (Please go the link below … Continue reading

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Be Not Afraid! St. John Paul II’s Key to Building a Culture of Life

It Is Fear That Sustains the Culture of Death By Denise Hunnell, MD WASHINGTON, D.C., May 14, 2014 ( – The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II offers an impetus to reflect on both his life and his papacy. … Continue reading

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SPUC director’s open letter to Bishop Galantino on pro-life witness

John Smeaton’s open letter to top Italian bishop on pro-life prayerful witness outside abortion clinics: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 I am deeply troubled by the reported intervention of Bishop Galantino (pictured), the secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference, who, according to … Continue reading

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Our Lady Is Waiting: a homily by Fr. Matthias (FFI) On the 97th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Father Matthias reminds us that, as Lucia asked “Will I go to Heaven,” we too need to ask this question. If we love Mary, if we … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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The Slow Return to ‘tradition’ through the Traditional Latin Mass

“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is … Continue reading

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Black Mass at Harvard: an Exorcist’s Perspective

  By Patti Maguire Armstrong from Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction: Exorcists agree that the greatest threat from the devil is the evil we do not see. When evil is obvious, most will run from it. When hidden with nice sounding names like … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

The Shepherd: the Lamb Who Saves the Sheep Paris, May 09, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) He is the true Shepherd, the good one. Today’s liturgy invites us to contemplate Jesus as both the shepherd and the entry to … Continue reading

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Imitating Our Lady as We Live Our Vocation in Life

By Fr. Francisco Fernández Carvajal The Blessed Virgin chosen from eternity: Her vocation. We can obtain great benefits by keeping close to Our Lady and showing our love for her. Mary appears as the Virgin Mother of the Messiah, she who … Continue reading

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The Priestly Celibacy Debate

With the upcoming Synod of Bishops that will meet at the Vatican next October,  subjects mainly concerning the Family will be discussed. In the current state of affairs in the Church many faithful Catholics worldwide are beginning to feel slightly … Continue reading

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