Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31st – Feast of the Visitation

  What an easily-overlooked but beautiful Feast the Visitation is! Begun by St. Bonaventure among the Franciscans in A.D. 1263, it became a universal Feast in 1389, during the papacy of Urban VI. This Feast commemorates what is the second … Continue reading

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Divine Love Is ‘Supra-Rational’

By David Torkington When I first decided to spend my life searching for God I visited the great Carthusian monastery, St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Parkminster in Sussex with the intention of living the enclosed eremitical life. I was deeply impressed and … Continue reading

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Goals for Faithful Catholics in this time of confusion

Posted on 30 May 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on Fr Z’s Blog: A theologian friend feeds me stuff which I occasionally share here with some editing and editorializing. Perpend: Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a talk in Rome on May 7. I couldn’t attend, … Continue reading

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Hibernian Rovers

The world owes a huge debt to the sons and daughters of Ireland who ventured forth into the unknown to spread the Gospel therewith. These brave souls were all filled with the same spirit that filled their spiritual mentor St Paddy. … Continue reading

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Grave Matters

I am of an age and physical condition that I have to constantly think about my lacking of  a future, at least in this world. I am currently drafting my last will and testament, and putting my finances in order. … Continue reading

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Venerating England’s saintly relics

By Sue Nicholson  BBC News: More than 800 years after he was murdered at Canterbury Cathedral, a small piece of elbow bone thought to belong to St Thomas Becket has been the centrepiece of a week-long pilgrimage in London and … Continue reading

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7 Lessons from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

from: The Catholic Gentleman –  http://www.catholicgentleman.net by  Sam Guzman Of all the gifts that God has given his Church, the greatest is without question the Blessed Sacrament, for it is nothing less than the body, blood, soul and Divinity of … Continue reading

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Living for Likes: The Danger of Living to Please Others

 Sam Guzman   As a blogger, one of the biggest temptations is to become fixated on likes, shares, and views, and to write everything so that it gets the most of them possible. Social media and the internet provide the … Continue reading

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Church Crisis in light of the Fatima secret

  From Rorate Caeli: By Roberto de Mattei May 25, 2016 The centenary year of Fatima was opened on Pentecost Sunday to news that caused quite a sensation. The German theologian Ingo Dollinger revealed to the “OnePeterFive” site that after … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words when it comes to abortion

Published by kind permission of the Editor, Catholic  Voice Ireland. by  Deacon Nick Donnelly   I come from a very pro-life Catholic family, which in part is due to my brothers and I being born very premature, and a brother … Continue reading

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A Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Msgr. Charles Pope  In many places, this Sunday features the (moved) Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Our Lord. On a solemn feast like this many things occur that might be preached and taught. Here are three … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be “Truly” Happy? Discover the “One Thing Necessary”

Fr Richard Heilman Surveys by Gallup, the National Opinion Research Center, and the Pew Organization conclude that spiritually devout people are twice as likely to report being “very happy” than the least religious people. Secular analysts seem to be doing … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen on the Devil and the Diabolic

Brilliant. Insightful. Prophetic. Watch, listen and learn:

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24th May, Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians

Queen of the most holy Rosary, Help of Christians, refuge of the human race, victorious in all the battles of God, we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, in the sure hope of obtaining mercy and of receiving grace … Continue reading

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One is Simon, the other is Peter?

From: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/05 One is Simon, the other is Peter? – Gänswein: Papacy was changed in 2013 into an “expanded” Petrine Office with two members. – Does this confirm the Socci-Messori thesis of a papal diarchy? Double-Headed Church? Edward Pentin’s latest … Continue reading

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