Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Thoughts from Fr. Willy Doyle

From Remembering Fr William Doyle SJ To Mary’s feet in heaven today the angels come in never-ending stream to lay before her the offerings of her loving earthly children. To their Queen they bear fair wreaths of lovely roses. In … Continue reading

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The Glory of the Most Holy Trinity

  From SpiritualDirection.Com Presence of God – O most Holy Trinity, You who have created me for Your glory, grant that I may give You all the glory of which I am capable. MEDITATION The mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity … Continue reading

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Fr James Martin SJ and Fr Dan Fitzpatrick Tweet that the Holy Spirit is Female. How sad.

This post, re-blogged from: has evoked a not inconsiderable amount of interest. Not for the first time has a priest threatened legal action simply for upholding the teachings of our Holy Mother Church.  The subsequent post can be read … Continue reading

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The Bergoglio Effect in Ireland: “The Mass has ended”

An excellent article with insights into today’s problems in the Church, that perhaps many of our readers will empathise with.

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7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

from: 1. The Story of St. Benedict From Fisheaters: St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy (A.D. 480-543), the twin brother of St. Scholastica, is considered to be the Father of Western monasticism, and his “Rule of St. Benedict” came to be … Continue reading

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The Mystical Union of Christ and His Church

A preview of the CATHOLICISM series, including highlights from all 10 episodes and the complete Episode 6: “The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church.” (Starts at 10:10) Please pass this video on freely. It is very good stuff.

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Ireland ‘defied God’ by voting for gay ‘marriage’: Cardinal Burke

As we marched along the ancient +70 mile pilgrimage route to Chartres* last weekend we received the devastating news of the ‘defiance of God’s law’ in Ireland, when the results of the Irish Referendum on marriage ‘equality’ became known. (* … Continue reading

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Chapel Veils: a re-emerging tradition

A new and well made video from CNS

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Papal Theologian Speaks

From Mark Lambert’s blog

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Is It Time to Hunker Down?

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker As Ireland votes overwhelmingly for same sex marriage and the rest of the Western world, it seems, can’t wait to follow their example, is it time to throw in the towel in the cultural slugfest? As radical … Continue reading

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Catholicism Is Cool

Sainthood (which is Catholicism in the ultimate degree) is cool because it starts at absolute zero. Let me explain. Pre-Saints live in a world of feelings, sensations and ideas that are produced by their external environment, their upbringing, their experiences and their … Continue reading

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The Irish referendum: personal implications for Catholics’ public actions

From: by Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap. May 24, 2015 That 40% of Irish voters bucked some of their own priests and bishops and nearly all of their politicians and major media to side with a true-marriage … Continue reading

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The Pope’s homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost  English translation the Pope’s homily this Pentecost Sunday“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you…  Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22).  The gift of … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: Pentecost, Year B

The Spirit Gives Life Paris, May 22, 2015 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) Acceptance of the Spirit, the perfect Comforter. In the Gospel passage of this Sunday of Pentecost, Jesus says “When the Paraclete (the Comforter), that I will send … Continue reading

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A well-rehearsed media pantomime

Some may have noticed this week that the usual committed secularist media in Australia have recently again set out to “get” Cardinal George Pell. Well, no surprises there. Strident secularist forces and certain like-minded Catholics have been together at this … Continue reading

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