Monthly Archives: February 2016

Our Lady of Fatima, 1917-2017 – Why 100 Years Matters

One hundred years ago, during the year 1916, three young Portuguese children received three visits from an angel from Heaven to prepare them for six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary that were to occur the following year. (We shall … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis About To Recognise the SSPX?

Bishop de Galarreta gave a conference in Bailly, near Versailles, on January 17, 2016. He exposed the present situation in the Church and informed his audience of the present state of the relations between Rome and the Society of St. … Continue reading

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Baby born inside amniotic sac

From SPUC: Below is the incredible moment caught on camera of a baby born still inside his amniotic sac. In this video, the tiny baby can be seen yawning and moving around inside the sac – probably not even aware … Continue reading

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The Hourglass of Life

“Like an hourglass with a certain number of grains of sand within it, God has appointed your life to last only a certain number of days, and you have absolutely no idea how many there are. … In God’s presence, … Continue reading

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Reactions from pro-life leaders

  In addition to Professor Christian Brugger’s response to the Holy Father’s recent remarks on contraception which CP&S posted in its entirety a few days ago, LifeSiteNews has brought together the reactions of several prominent pro-life leaders: February 23, 2016 – Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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Philip Jenkins on dissident Catholics

  Professor Philip Jenkins, Welsh-born Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University in the United States, may be quite well known to many for his contributions to research in Christian history and criminology (no pun intended!). Long, long ago in … Continue reading

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St Peter Damian – some quotes to “damnable sodomites”

-BY Ann Barnhardt I have in my collection a book written by St. Peter Damian – who lived in the Eleventh Century, and whose feast it is today, [February 23] by the way – called “The Book of Gomorrah”. I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Contraception: A Troubling Scenario

Continuing on with this important Catholic teaching of the immorality of contraception, E. Christian Brugger (senior fellow in ethics and director of the fellows’ programme at the Culture of Life Foundation in Washington), on the National Catholic Register, had this to … Continue reading

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A Thought for the Day – Thomas a Kempis

“When you find yourself greatly distracted and devoid of devotion due to countless devil-inspired thoughts or because of your own heart’s bitter passions or are disturbed by the unpleasantness of others, seek out a quiet place and recollect yourself, reciting … Continue reading

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It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives.

  From  Fr Z’s Blog on 20th February 2016: The other day Pope Francis, in the infamous post-Mexico airplane presser, said: Paolo VI – il grande! – in una situazione difficile, in Africa, ha permesso alle suore di usare gli anticoncezionali per i … Continue reading

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Vidi Dominum facie ad faciem

A lovely and insightful article from Vultus Christi for the Second Sunday of Lent. The Stational Church It is a curious fact of liturgical history that originally the Second Sunday of Lent had no Mass of its own. The Roman clergy … Continue reading

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The lukewarm soul

When someone virtuous turns away from virtue to commit iniquity, and dies, it is because of the iniquity he committed that he must die. But if the wicked, turning from the wickedness he has committed, does what is right and … Continue reading

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome

  From CNA, Vatican City, Feb 18, 2016 / 11:00 am In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range of hot-button topics, including immigration, pedophilia, the spread of the … Continue reading

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It’s no joke. The Devil hates Latin.

  Take it from Fr. John Zuhlsdorf who posted this on 16 February 2016: I have attended a couple workshops on exorcism.  I have spoken with exorcists.   Again and again I have heard – and said – how the Devil … Continue reading

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Pray for Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Nuncio to Switzerland

  Below is a summary from LifeSiteNews about clamorous attacks on the traditionalist nuncio to Switzerland, Archbishop Gullicksen – who had been appointed by Pope Francis – and about the sorry state of affairs in the Church of that country:  BERN, Switzerland, February 15, … Continue reading

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