Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lectio Divina: Solmenity of All Saints, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

      The Saints: Friends of God by  Archbishop Francesco Follo Roman Rite Rev 7, 2-4.9-14; Ps 24; 1 John 3, 1-3; Mt 5, 1-12a   Fellow citizens and relatives of heaven. The liturgy that on November 1st celebrates … Continue reading

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How to counter the plastic red horns of Halloween? Dress up for the vigil of All Saints’ Day

By Mary O’Regan on the Catholic Herald Dressing up as saints or in white robes can help children understand the soul of a saint Charles Moore tickled my interest last Friday in his Spectator column when he put forward the … Continue reading

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Accepting all from the Hand of God

“All the sufferings, all the humiliations and annoyances that may come upon you, come from the hand of your Father who knows what is most expedient for you. He knows by what road, by what winding paths, He will bring … Continue reading

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Wisdom of Church Teaching – from Saints, Popes and a Council.

In the wake of the recent Synod on the Family its followers have been left exhausted by the tension created amid conflicting reports coming from the Synod’s observers. Although we now have the ‘Final Report’ with the gatherered conclusions of … Continue reading

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Declaration Concerning the Final Report of the Synod on the Family from SSPX

I make no apology for reprinting what to me is the most Catholic assessment of the Synod. This will be my last comment – until the Holy Father produces his Exhortation. Until then, pray, pray and pray some more. The … Continue reading

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Be sure to fight well, arms in hand

At the close of the month of the Holy Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort’s exhortation to remain faithful to this most powerful of prayers seems timely:  Even if you have to fight distractions all through your whole Rosary, be sure … Continue reading

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Thoughts at the end of the Synod

from: Fr. Ed Tomlinson (TunbridgeWells Ordinariate) As the Synod on the family drew to a close I was teased by a former Anglican colleague who simply said “Welcome home!” I had to laugh. He is right. It was/is hard to believe this Synod was … Continue reading

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An epic Catholic rant

H/T to Rorate Caeli:

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Cardinal Burke: Final Report Lacks Clarity on Indissolubility of Marriage

By Edward Pentin from the National Catholic Register: Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta and former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has shared with the Register his initial reaction to the final report of the Synod on the Family. He … Continue reading

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Synod Speaker Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea: Don’t Fear Media Attacks

In this ChurchMilitant.com exclusive, Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, president of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest in Romania, sits down with Michael Voris to discuss her well-received talk at the 2015 Synod on the Family as well as the heroic … Continue reading

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UPDATED: What Did The Synod Really Say? Some analysis of the Final Report.

Fr Zuhlsdorf and his source in Rome shed some light on the synod’s final report: As I mentioned in an earlier post, since I have been on pilgrimage, I’ve tried to be in as much of a Synod Free Zone … Continue reading

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We must keep our historical perspective

Father Zuhlsdorf writes from Rome about the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, a clerical lunch and then this: Oh… the Synod. No… it was not a complete rout for the enemy.  It was not a victory for us either.  There are flaws in the … Continue reading

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The Vatican Synod on the Family is over and the conservatives have won

By Damian Thompson on The Spectator This afternoon the Vatican Synod on the Family amended and approved the final document summing up three weeks of chaotic and sometimes poisonous debate – much of it focussing on whether divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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Pope’s Discourse at Close of Synod

  This  is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ discourse at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall this afternoon:   Dear Beatitudes, Eminences and Excellencies, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Children of Light   (ZENIT.org) Archbishop Francesco Follo Roman Rite Jer 31.7 to 9; Ps 126; Heb 5, 1-6; Mk 10, 46-52   To reveal that Jesus is the light, the Gospel of this Sunday speaks about the Messiah who … Continue reading

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