Monthly Archives: October 2016

Catholic and Lutheran Churches pledge to work for shared Eucharist

By Austen Ivereigh at Crux: October 31, 2016 Pope Francis and the global Lutheran leader have jointly pledged to remove the obstacles to full unity between their Churches, leading eventually to shared Eucharist. They made the commitment in a joint statement signed before … Continue reading

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In Rome and safe as houses

Hilary White writes on her blog about the latest and most devastating earthquake that reduced most of her hometown, Norcia, to rubble just yesterday: Thank God for friends! This was what I saw when I dashed out of the Grotta … Continue reading

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I grew up Lutheran. I was admitted to Catholic Communion because I said publicly that I believed what the Catholic Church teaches.

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf,  29 October 2016 I grew up Lutheran. It is of constant consternation and amazement to me that I have had to fight with Catholics over what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist. I have met Lutherans who … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila

The Battle of Lepanto on Sunday 7 October in 1571 was not the only military engagement in which widespread praying of the Holy Rosary is believed to have granted victory to Catholic forces. That particular decisive victory for subsequent European … Continue reading

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Francis Purges Conservatives from Divine Worship Congregation

By Father Brian Harrison, 29th October, 2016, Catholic Family News: Pope Francis, in one fell swoop has today carried out a stunning mass removal (see link below) of all conservative cardinals and bishops from the Vatican’s Congregation for Sacraments and … Continue reading

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Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.

  1st Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Wisdom makes us humble in God’s presence In your sight, Lord, the whole world is like a grain of dust that tips the scales, like a drop of morning dew falling on the ground. Yet … Continue reading

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WATCH: Cardinal Burke denounces ‘intercommunion’ ahead of pope’s tribute to Luther in Sweden

By Pete Balinski and John-Henry Western  ZAGREB, Croatia, October 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — It is “irreformable” dogma of the Catholic Church that only those who believe that Jesus Christ is truly present in the consecrated bread and wine are able … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH POPE FRANCIS On the Occasion of His Apostolic Trip in Sweden

  Ulf Jonsson S.J. La Civiltà Cattolica WORKING TRANSLATION PROVIDE BY “LA CIVILTÀ CATTOLICA” During a meeting of the editors of the European cultural journals of the Society of Jesus, in mid-June, I expressed to Fr. Antonio Spadaro, editor of … Continue reading

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Feeding the Marriage Memory Hole: Evidence Mounts

By Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive: The frightening thing, he reflected for the ten thousandth time as he forced his shoulders painfully backward (with hands on hips, they were gyrating their bodies from the waist, an exercise that was supposed to … Continue reading

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Farewell with request for prayers

Originally posted on efpastoremeritus2:
This is my final blog as the doctors and the respiratory team have advised that I do not have much time left to live due to the fact of being in the end stages of COPD…

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Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles

  Saints Simon the Zealot and Jude (Thaddeus)   October 28th is the feast of Saint Simon the Zealot and Saint Jude Thaddeus, two of the twelve Apostles named by Jesus. They share a common feast day because, according to … Continue reading

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Providence And Predestination

by Msgr. Charles Pope. Today, let’s wade into the waters of a difficult, mysterious subject. Predestination, and in a wider sense, God’s providence, raises a lot of conundrums in our mind, bound as we are by time and the limits … Continue reading

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Christian girls in Iraq credit Virgin Mary with their survival

Seven young women in Kirkuk, Iraq, credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on the city. KIRKUK, … Continue reading

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Four World-Shattering Anniversaries Coming Next Year

              By Roberto de Mattei Two anniversaries overlap each other in 2017: the 100 years of the Fatima apparitions, occurring between May 13th and October 13th 1917, and the 500 years of Luther’s revolt, … Continue reading

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A statue of Luther in the Vatican and a new papal definition of ‘lukewarm’

By John-Henry Westen, October 25, 2016, LifeSiteNews Pope Francis will travel to Lund, Sweden, next week to assist in the launch of a yearlong commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the door … Continue reading

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