Monthly Archives: March 2015

LENT DAY 42 – THE WAR CONTINUES

From Fr Robert Barron As Christians we rejoice for Jesus Christ is Lord. God is King. Sin and death have been defeated. At the same time, we mustn’t succumb to a “cheap grace” interpretation of Christianity, whereby Christ is risen … Continue reading

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Quicksand

The key to gaining mastery over sin is to realise that you cannot do it alone without inner peace and certainty of success. The more you fear and struggle, the more sin sucks you in. Watch this: Though Bear Grylls … Continue reading

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A Firm Purpose of Amendment – St. Francis de Sales

A hearty Protest made with the object of confirming the Soul’s resolution to serve God, as a conclusion to its acts of Penitence  – (taken from St. Francis de Sales’ ‘Introduction to the Devout Life’.) Having made our General Confession, … Continue reading

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5th Century Centenary of the Birth of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Catholic Reformer

From RORATE CÆLI – Guest-post by Don Pietro Leone I. – The Life St. Teresa was born in Gotarrendura, Avila, Castile, of Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda and Beatrice (Beatriz) de Ahumada on 28th March, 1515, 500 years ago. As a child … Continue reading

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The Purpose Of Mary

Without Mary the Mother of God, we fallen creatures would be provided with Divine Justice and Mercy which are pure masculine. May God preserve us from that! And so He did. From the Cross, Jesus gave us His own Mother … Continue reading

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In support of our priests, our families, and our Church

You may have seen the recent letter from more than 450 priests in support of the Church’s teaching on marriage. We would like to invite you to sign the letter below, to be sent to the press in support of … Continue reading

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PALM SUNDAY – BEARING CHRIST TO THE WORLD

From Fr Robert Barron On this Palm Sunday, I should like to reflect on a King and an ass. A donkey, an ass, was in Jesus time much what it is today: a humble, simple, unassuming little animal, used by … Continue reading

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General Confession

From “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales. Having then gone through this course of meditations, approach your General Confession with humility, yet confidently; but do not allow yourself to be perplexed with fears. The scorpion who stings … Continue reading

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Give Us Back Our Catholic Church!

There are a number of Catholic bloggers and sites that are ringing some very loud alarm bells these days. The question is being asked: What is happening in our Catholic Church that heresy is being tolerated, and (dare I say … Continue reading

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mother of the Saviour co-operated in the Mystery of the Redemption. It shows her in this season of the Passion at the foot of the Cross where Christ … Continue reading

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Meditation Ten – The Soul’s Choice of a Devout Life

And so we reach our tenth and final meditation in Chapter XVIII from the “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales in our preparation to make a good and worthy Confession in time for Holy Week. Preparation. … Continue reading

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News Nightly

I have just been blown away by the great quality of this Catholic News video programme. Well done EWTN and thank you. I shall watch you again more often!

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Love Chooses You

This fantastic video was written by David Wells and Animated by Tree Behrens for CYMFed Flame 2, and is a really powerful way of telling the story. From Catholic Youth Work.com

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Meditation Nine – The Choice Upon You Between Heaven And Hell

We come to our penultimate meditation taken from “Introduction to the Devout Life” by St. Francis de Sales as preparation to make a worthy General Confession before Easter. Chapter XVII: Ninth Meditation – On the Choice Upon You Between Heaven … Continue reading

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The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 25th March

Today we celebrate a very great feast day of the Church, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, the moment when our Lord Jesus was conceived, and when the Divine Word and Son of God was incarnate into flesh, … Continue reading

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