Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fr Rutler’s Stillness: Be Not Afraid, I Am With You Always

From 1996, including an original misspelling of his name, and a video quality  designed to camouflage his stillness completely. I post this as a gift to JH and to all like him and me, who can recognize greatness. Advertisements

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Saint Ignatius of Loyola

  Inigo Lopez de Loyola, who later took the name Ignatius, was the youngest son of a nobleman of the mountainous Basque region of northern Spain. Trained in the courtly manner of the time of King Ferdinand, he dreamed of … Continue reading

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Homily by Fr Timothy Finigan. A Day With Mary

This is a great homily. Let us pray for the Parish of St Austin and St Gregory, and Fr Finigan.

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Before the age of Starbucks and Costa Coffee

By David Torkington Before the Age of Starbucks and Costa Coffee I used to travel all over the country trying to spread the Good News that I hadn’t really understood myself. Then, thanks to my aversion to the motorway coffee … Continue reading

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The Pity of Christ – Crisis Magazine

Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect.  It would be like seeking flaws in pure crystal or long shadows at high noon. That is why he may seem from our fallen state in a singularly ill-contrived world as both severe and … Continue reading

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When faithful Catholics get it seriously wrong

By kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice Ireland. by Deacon Nick Donnelly As an ordained minister of the Church the key purpose of my life is very straightforward – adoring God and saving souls. Nothing else matters. I proclaim … Continue reading

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The Death of God and the Loss of Human Dignity

COMMENTARY: ‘If there is no God, then human beings are dispensable — so why not trade the organs of infants for a nice Lamborghini?’ by BISHOP-ELECT ROBERT BARRON 07/28/2015 Comments (4) Editor’s note: Bishop-Elect Barron’s article was written in advance … Continue reading

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ALPHONSA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Today the Church remembers Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, the first native woman saint of India. Here is the story of her life taken from the Vatican Website: Blessed Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception was born in Kudamalur, the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A Church 200 Years Out of Date

This is an interesting and indeed rather worrying post from Andrea Gagliarducci: This is a catastrophe waiting to happen. from:http://www.mondayvatican.com By Andrea Gagliarducci  Benny Lai, dean of Italian Vatican-watchers, during the last years of his life always insisted, “It’s not … Continue reading

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What is an Unborn Baby?

A Meme From ‘Pro Life Wexford’ (Ireland) “A picture is worth a thousand words”! Through what eyes do you see the ‘unborn baby’?

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The Worrying Thoughts of Cdl. Vincent Nichols on Divorce & Remarriage

from Church Militant  http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/ by Nick Donnelly   What are the chances of the 2015 Synod voting in favour of abandoning Our Lord’s categorical teaching on divorce and the immorality of adultery? There are worrying signs coming from England. Since … Continue reading

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Lectio divina: XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

By Archbishop Francesco Follo     2 Kings 4.42 to 44; Ps 145; Eph 4, 1-6; Jn 6.1 to 15 The Miracle Is Born From God’s Faithfulness to Man   1) Bread to share. Beginning this Sunday the liturgy interrupts … Continue reading

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Enough is enough, Asia Bibi’s false imprisonment must end immediately

By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on the Catholic Herald Pakistan’s blasphemy laws claim jurisdiction over those who are not Muslim, which is simply outrageous Congratulations to Pakistan’s Supreme Court. They have decided that a totally innocent woman should not be hanged after … Continue reading

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Crowds still flock to ‘moving statue’ site at Ballinspittle, three decades on

By Eddie Cassidy on the Irish Examiner (on 22nd July 2015) It is 30 years since the first statue appeared to move in Ballinspittle, but it was to become a summer of such phenomena, writes Eddie Cassidy. Academics named it … Continue reading

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Saint Bridget of Sweden – faithful disciple of God and Co-Patroness of Europe

Today the Church remembers Saint Bridget of Sweden. Pope Benedict XVI gave the following address about the Saint at a General Audience on Wednesday, 27 October 2010: Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the eve of the Great Jubilee in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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