Monthly Archives: November 2014

A New Liturgical Year Begins.

As a new Liturgical Year begins, and we await the coming of Our Saviour, may all our readers enjoy a blessed Advent.  Happy New Year!Bonne année !uon anno! С Новым Годом! Feliz Ano Novo! Glückliches Neues Jahr! Feliz Año Nuevo! … Continue reading

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NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Day 1 By St. Maximilian Kolbe

Opening prayer to the Immaculata V. How fair thou art, 0 Mary! R. How fair thou art, 0 Mary! V. The original stain is not in thee. R. The original stain is not in thee. V. Thou art the boast … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

Advent: Time of Waiting in Joy Paris, November 28, 2014 (Zenit.org) Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The wait allows the meeting with the Beloved Advent, the powerful liturgical time that in the Roman rite begins today, invites us to pause in … Continue reading

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Old King Log and the Synod

Reproduced from Catholic Voice (Ireland) with the permission of the Editor. by Deacon Nick Donnelly We owe Pope Francis our gratitude for stirring up the mud laid down over the past fifty years and allowing the poisons to hatch out….. … Continue reading

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Concluding the Month of the Holy Souls and the Liturgical Year – The Jean Gilles Requiem (Audio Suggestion)

From Rorate Caeli Jean-Philippe Rameau indicated that his Requiem Mass was to be celebrated with the setting composed by Jean Gilles in 1696, and to take place at the Oratory of the Louvre. The Mass was celebrated on September 27, … Continue reading

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The Pope Addresses Turkey

Mr President, Religious and Civil Authorities, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to meet with you today in the course of my visit to your country.  I thank the President of this distinguished office for his cordial invitation which affords … Continue reading

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The Shocking Life of Jesus – Peter Kreeft, PhD

This has to be the best talk I have ever heard about Christ. Spare 35 minutes of your life to hear it. Dr Kreeft speaks at the top of his game. (No agenda from me: I came upon this video after casting out … Continue reading

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The Lost Heart of “Grandma Europe”

The Holy Father gave a splendid address to the European Parliament on the glorious past and the uncertain future of the old continent. He wisely did not fail to mention the importance of man’s need for the transcendent, nor how … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Envangelii Gaudium

By William Oddie from the Catholic Herald Online: Last week, I wrote about the questions Cardinal Francis George, supposedly “America’s Ratzinger” would like to ask the Holy Father, beginning with whether he fully grasps that, in some quarters, he’s created … Continue reading

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O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee

November 27, Feast of Our Lady of The Miraculous Medal (Paris, France, 1830) Those who wear the medal trustingly will receive great graces On November 27, 1830, Our Lady appeared to Catherine Labouré in the chapel of the Rue du … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s address to the European Parliament in full

Pope Francis delivers his speech at the European Parliament (AP) This is the full text of Francis’s address to the European Parliament, provided by Vatican Radio. Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, all associated with the … Continue reading

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Alpha In A Catholic Context

I have a lot of time for Fr Jamison OSB. He speaks very well for Christ.

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How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

(All parts sung by David Wesley) This beautiful hymn is for me a “tearjerker”-sorry for using that term 😉 How deep the Father’s love for us, How vast beyond all measure, That He should give His only Son To make … Continue reading

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Offering the very best of ourselves to God

  The sacrifice of Abel ascends in a cloud of smoke to Heaven. In seeking the very best as an offering, Abel’s sacrifice is pleasing and acceptable to God. Whereas Cain has offered a sacrifice of second best and poor … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis really thinks about Europe

from: http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it   He explained this on October 3 to the bishops of the council of European episcopal conferences. The talk has been kept secret. Here it is. On the eve of his voyage to Strasbourg by Sandro Magister VATICAN … Continue reading

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