Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sacrament of Divine Love

Fr. Elias FI draws our attention to the connection between the Eucharist and the Priesthood, how they were instituted at the same time and how this explains the nature of the Catholic priesthood. [Please wait for the video to … Continue reading


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William Byrd (1539/40-1623): O quam suavis

  When William Byrd, eulogised as “Britain’s greatest composer” by Joseph Kerman, published four hundred years ago the final installment of his monumental Gradualia (“music for a people oppressed”), England found itself engulfed in an anti-Catholic frenzy that had been brought to boiling point … Continue reading

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Prayers for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim

 Although it was reported that Mariam’s execution was revoked, the situation remains unclear, so please continue to keep Mariam and her family in your prayers. An appeal from Aid to the Church in Need: Dear Friends, Mariam has recently given birth … Continue reading

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Three Sermons for Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi by Father Prosper Gueranger, 1870 The grand Feast has, at length, dawned upon us; and everything is speaking of the triumph of faith and love. During the feast of the Ascension, when commenting those words of our Lord: … Continue reading

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What happened to the Church’s ‘Three Great Thursdays’?

“There are three Thursdays in the year that shine more than the sun: Maundy Thursday, Ascension Thursday and Corpus Christi.” Card. Antonio Cañizares Llovera According to tradition, tomorrow, Thursday, being the tenth day after the celebration of the coming of … Continue reading

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Advance of Venerable Fulton Sheen’s Beatification Cause

  Press release from the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation: June 17, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cause for Venerable Sheen’s Beatification moves to next step Peoria, IL — The Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of … Continue reading

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Are these the End Times?

  Father Dwight Longenecker tackles the question of whether we are living in the end times:   In the fundamentalist Bible church I attended as a child we would regularly have long sermons about the “end times”. These were based on … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A

The Trinity: Follower of Artus Wolffort The Trinity Is a Communion of Love and Light and Man Is Its True Image Paris, June 13, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo Introduction. The Trinity is a shining mystery: “As only three, each … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Form of the Mass and the Evangelization of the Culture

By: Msgr. Charles Pope (Archdiocese of Washington) We tend to think of evangelization as focused on individuals. But cultures need evangelizing too, perhaps even more so, due to the influence of culture on so many. In her strongest periods the … Continue reading

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Breakfast with a Beggar

The other morning I sat down at the table of a café in one of the many attractive shady avenues of the historical city of Granada. Temperatures are steadily climbing at this time of year, and in the afternoon it is … Continue reading

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Missing Mass and mortal sin

Is it a mortal sin to miss Mass on a Sunday without a good reason, simply because you don’t bother, or is it a matter of individual conscience? Father Tim Finigan from The Hermeneutic of Continuity replies: Since questions about mortal sin … Continue reading

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FSSP Priests attacked in Phoenix, Arizona, 1 murdered, 1 critically wounded | Rorate Caeli

Read of the tragic news here.

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The Holy Spirit – the “forgotten” member of the Godhead

Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday, when we celebrate the lovely feast of the Most Blessed Trinity – Three Persons in One God. Tim Staples at Catholic Answers writes: “The third person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is sometimes … Continue reading

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Interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider – May 2014 – full text

from: The Latin Mass Society Interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider – May 2014 – full text The Catholic Herald published an interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider in its edition of 30 May 2014. The interview was conducted by freelance … Continue reading

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