Monthly Archives: June 2016

World Over

From about 27 minutes Raymond Arroyo sifts through recent papal confusions with his guests. Well worth watching.  

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First Martyrs of the See of Rome – 30th June

The placement of the feast of the First Martyrs of the See of Rome is directly after the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, who are the principal patron saints of Rome. A great number of Christians were martyred at … Continue reading

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The Death Of Sister Cecilia

Her joy was accompanied — or perhaps explained — by a profound state of prayer. Read more here.

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Firm upon the Rock of the Apostolic Faith

Adapted from  Fr Z’s post on the Vigil of today’s Feast of Ss Peter and Paul: In the Extraordinary Form here is the Collect: Præsta, quaesumus, omnípotens Deus: ut nullis nos permíttas perturbatiónibus cóncuti; quos in apostólicæ confessiónis petra solidásti. Which … Continue reading

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Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think

From LifeSiteNews  written by Joseph Sciambra When I was a conflicted and scared boy growing up within the confusing confines of the post-Conciliar Church of the 1970s, I needed someone, anyone, to teach me and to tell me that Jesus wanted to … Continue reading

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A Georgian Congress: World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi

 Written by Louise Kirk for The Wanderer: In the country of Georgia there is an old legend. When God created the earth and gave out lands to the nations the Georgians missed out. They were late for the handout because … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – 27th June

The feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour (also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help) is celebrated on June 27th. It is one of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary as represented in a celebrated 15th-century Byzantine icon. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Yerevan, Armenia, to Rome June 26. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA (CNS)  — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize … Continue reading

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One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope

By MSGR. CHARLES POPE on the National Catholic Register I would like to make, as a parish priest in trenches, a few remarks concerning the Pope’s recent statements in Rome at a gathering of priests and seminarians. Others have admirably … Continue reading

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Poland responds to Eurocrat critics

By Stefano Gennarini NEW YORK, June 24  C-Fam (Centre for Family and Human Rights) The Polish government snapped back at European bureaucrats in a scathing response to a report published last week by the Council of Europe that criticized Poland’s restrictive … Continue reading

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Now to rebuild Europe

A thoughtful short post from Jo Shaw (LMS Chairman) on his analysis of the UK’s situation within Europe in the wake of Brexit referendum. Recovering Europe’s Catholic identity is the only way to restore hope in our joint future. (Map … Continue reading

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Father Joseph Ratzinger 1969 Prediction of the Future of the Church

By Fr Richard Heilman on ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN In a 1969 German radio broadcast, Father Joseph Ratzinger offered this prediction of the future of the Church: “The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are … Continue reading

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A New Saint at the Altars: Stanislaus Papczynski and the Virtue of Building Families

By Br Estaban Ybarra, FMCD posted on OnePeterFive, June 23, 2016 In July 1655, Poland was invaded by Swedish Protestant forces.  Warsaw had fallen, and the Swedish soldiers plundered and pillaged even the churches and religious houses, killing all in … Continue reading

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There’s a strong Catholic case for sitting on the fence in this referendum

The referendum in the UK on whether to remain or leave the EU is almost upon us. There are strong arguments on both sides of the debate. How should a Catholic citizen vote? Without believing we should try to influence … Continue reading

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How to Destroy the Faith in Five Easy Steps

In the 50 years between 1912 and 1962, the Catholic Population of England and Wales more than doubled in size. Attendance at Sunday Mass in 1991 was recorded as 1.3 million, a drop of 40% since 1963. (So what happened … Continue reading

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