Monthly Archives: January 2016

Surface ecumenism vs. lasting ecumenism

from: Father Ed Tomlinson – TunbridgeWells Ordinariate. There are two different approaches to ecumenism floating around the church today. Both have the same good intention at heart; the bringing together of the fractured body of Christ. But that is where similarity … Continue reading

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What Don Bosco teaches us about the power of dreams

St. John Bosco (1815–1888) was born in Italy to a poor farming family. His father died when he was two, leaving his religious instruction to his pious mother. At the age of nine he had his first of many powerful … Continue reading

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Rome to Dignify Luther’s Revolt through Joint Commemoration

By David Martin (and first posted on A Catholic Life)  Vatican Radio announced on January 25 that Francis and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the “Reformation” on October 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden. … Continue reading

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The Traditional Latin Mass: Becoming Awake to Holy Mystery

On the lovely Catholic blog Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, Roger Buck quotes from a letter he received from a friend, “a priest trained decades ago solely in the Novus Ordo“, who recently learned how to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. This … Continue reading

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Putin: Western Civilization “going extinct” – low birth rates & political correctness

Some un-PC, straight-talking from President Putin.  

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Thomas Aquinas: Child of Christ

Today we celebrate the feast of the great Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. Although Thomas is celebrated for his great written works in Catholic theology and philosophy, few people are aware that Thomas’s true greatness and sanctity resided … Continue reading

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Lousy January

In his recent post entitled “Boy, January has been a lousy month“, Saint Corbinian’s Bear summarises the recent developments at the helm of the Church which keep him awake at night.  If you haven’t discovered The Bear’s charming blog yet, you have … Continue reading

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Pro-life investigator behind Planned Parenthood baby part videos could face 20 years in prison

From Spuc.org.uk: David Daleiden faces up to 20 years in jail for exposing Planned Parenthood selling baby parts David Daleiden, the pro-life investigator who exposed Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, faces up to 20 years in prison after a Houston grand jury … Continue reading

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Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Prayer for the Return of Lapsed Catholics to the Sacraments . Almighty Father,  . You desire not the death of the sinner, but that he may be converted and live. Pour out upon us Your mercy and hear the prayers of Your … Continue reading

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Make your life a Nativity set, Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2016 / 09:15 am (CNA/EWTN News) Pro-lifers must make their lives a Nativity scene where they provide a welcoming witness and  see Christ in the faces of the unborn, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said … Continue reading

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“This life of yours will pass quickly”

“It is not by privileges, special graces, or mystical experiences
 that souls are perfected in love; it 
is by a total adhesion to my Will,
 and by a real death to all that is not my Will. This life of … Continue reading

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Yo Marco Rubio!

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The Mandatum: let’s not be hard on Pope Francis

by Joseph Shaw. Chairman, Latin Mass Society. It is tempting to see the decree allowing women’s feet to be washed on Maundy Thursday as an indication of an acceleration of liturgical decay underway with Pope Francis, following his breaking of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis opens Holy Thursday foot-washing rite to women

From: The Catholic Herald Pope Francis washes the foot of a prison inmate during Holy Thursday Mass in 2013 (CNS) The Holy Father broke convention in 2013 when he washed women prisoners’ feet Pope Francis has issued a decree changing … Continue reading

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Magister: Lutherans Given Communion in Rome after Papal Audience

 from: One Peter Five By Steve Skojec   On his blog at l’Espresso, Vatican-watcher Sandro Magister relates the events of an ecumenical gathering happening in Rome this week. We’re still working on getting an official translation, but Google translate (with … Continue reading

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