Monthly Archives: October 2014

An Asian Ave Maria

Before the month of the Queen of the Rosary is out, one very adequate Ave Maria from the Christian city of Manado in Indonesia to the Queen of Christian hearts. Please do listen. See here for where the devil Manado … Continue reading

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Fr. George Roth: A Day With Mary, Our Lady of Fatima

It is still the month of the Holy Rosary, and in this brilliant homily, Fr. Roth gives us some solid Catholic reminders.

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Must Read-Benedict XVI Speaks Forth

VATICAN CITY Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as “lethal to faith.” He also said the true motivation for … Continue reading

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A Silent Priest is a Dead Priest – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory the Great

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A former Archbishop of Washington was known to often remark, “There’s nothing deader than a dead priest.” Some wondered as to the meaning of this expression, and those who knew him the best explained that it … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A Grateful Heart is a Happy Heart

At Audience, Reflects on the Masterpiece of the Body of Christ By Deborah Castellano Lubov VATICAN CITY, October 22, 2014 ( – While speaking on the beauty of the unity of the Church at his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton: Saint Francis and Brother Fire

Excellent stuff, as always.

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Misgivings About The Synod On The Family

“The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit” (Catechism, No. 2205). The Synod on the Family is over and we have now had … Continue reading

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Here’s a fascinating astronomical analogy to the spiritual life. Try to imagine the best distance to remain between the worldly life and the Divine life. Too close to either will defile you or incinerate you, respectively, while you remain mortal. … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church: a Catholic Meme

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Post Synod – two interviews

 H/T Father Z and Pat Archbold

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After Benedict XVl ….

from: This is a lengthy article, but, please take the trouble to read it through. In June 2012, Polish magazine Fronda published an extensive, incisive, and influential article on the papacy and what it calls the “Homoheresy” and the great … Continue reading

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Asia Bibi: condemned to death

Asia Bibi’s death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan’s Christians From EWTN/CNA Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Lahore High Court’s rejection last Thursday of Asia Bibi’s appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians and others in Pakistan. Bishop … Continue reading

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Full transcript of the BuzzFeed interview with Cardinal Burke

As an update to the post on the BuzzFeed telephone interview with Cardinal Burke, here is the full transcript of that interview: At the request of many readers, BuzzFeed News has published a full transcript of its interview with Cardinal … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Denarius of Tiberius Giving to God What Is God’s Paris, October 17, 2014 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Caesar and God. Today’s Gospel presents Christ’s famous sentence: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ address at the conclusion of the Synod

 (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s provisional translation of Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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