Monthly Archives: June 2015

Our Lady of La Salette

THE STORY OF LA SALETTE INTRODUCTION It was 1846 and France was suffering social and political upheaval. Catholic churches had been abandoned and the Sacraments neglected. But away from the cities, in a high meadow along the French Alps, two … Continue reading

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Disco Inferno

This is what happens when you shower people with inflammable particulates in the presence of a source of ignition. Pray for the victims.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Mother of Perpetual Help, Woman of Eternal Hope, your wordless gaze tells us so much about you. Knowing eyes look upon us with tender love. The slight bend of your head reveals such maternal concern. While your left hand supports … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decision On Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President Of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

From the USCCB June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among … Continue reading

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Passionately Loving the World – (Excerpts from a homily by St Josemaría Escriva)

Saint Josemaría Escriva (1902-1975), whose feast day we celebrate today, 26th June, was born in Barbastro, Spain, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. As a teenager he discovered his vocation to the priesthood when he saw the bare footprints … Continue reading

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Is Hell empty? (Discussion with Dr. Ralph Martin)

Is Hell empty? Theologian Dr. Ralph Martin discusses this and other interesting current topics with Raymond Arroyo. The interview took place on 28th May 2015, but the issues touched upon are as immediately relevant today as they were nearly a … Continue reading

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No Compromise!

Sir Thomas More would not compromise on two tenets of the Catholic faith: the primacy of the papacy and the dignity of marriage. When imprisoned before his martyrdom, he would write and pray. The following are just a few quotes … Continue reading

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The Naming of John the Baptist

Taken from New Advent “The birth of the Precursor was announced in a most striking manner. Zachary and Elizabeth, as we learn from St. Luke, “were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord … Continue reading

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Presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod

From the Official Vatican Network, News.Va: Vatican City, 23 June 2015 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the Instrumentum Laboris of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod … Continue reading

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Laudato Si Meme

From Twitter, again.  

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EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Walter Kasper Interview with Raymond Arroyo

Earlier in June, and with the October 2015 ‘Synod on the Family’ looming ever nearer,  EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo interviewed Cardinal Walter Kasper (German theologian and former head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity) about his controversial views made evident … Continue reading

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No air conditioning in heaven

From the blog, All Passing Things  It took me a couple of days to find the time to get through it all, but I finally finished reading Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si. It is admirable for one thing, the persistence of … Continue reading

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Two Final Prayers of St Thomas More

These beautiful prayers were written by St Thomas More (whose feast day we celebrated yesterday, 22nd June) while he was being held prisoner in the Tower of London. “Give me the grace, Good Lord: To set the world at naught. … Continue reading

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Duties Of Traditional Catholic Fathers – 2

from: Continuation of how to be a holy good Catholic father and husband. ‘Children must also be formed religiously, which includes learning to pray and developing the habit of daily prayer, fidelity to and proper use of the Sacraments, sacramentals, … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago: Dietrich von Hildebrand Confronts Pope Paul VI

First posted by Peter Kwasniewski on Rorate Caeli The following excerpts are taken from a fascinating 2001 interview with Dr. Alice von Hildebrand (the full text is available here) that is required reading for every Catholic who wants to understand … Continue reading

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