Monthly Archives: October 2016

Is Facebook listening to your Confession?

By Diane Montagna VATICAN CITY — As our smartphones become smarter and social media expands, so does the risk that your privacy will be increasingly breached. In light of this, how much of a danger is it to bring your … Continue reading

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Cardinal Kasper: Can the ‘remarried’ now receive communion? ‘Yes. Period.’

  By Jan Bentz, October 24, 2016 , LifeSiteNews In a recent publication of the German journal Stimmen der Zeit (Journal for Christian Culture), Cardinal Walter Kasper published an article calling Amoris Laetitia a “paradigm shift” in the Church’s teaching. “Amoris Laetitia: Break or Beginning” is the title … Continue reading

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Instruction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Burial and Cremation

CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation: 1. To rise with Christ, we must die with Christ: we must “be away … Continue reading

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What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes?

By Anthony Esolen on CRISIS MAGAZINE I know there are plenty of Catholics who are, in one way or another, looking forward to the relentless institutional persecution that is coming our way unless we surrender the One Thing Needful to … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

Time is running out on us for the Month of the Holy Rosary. Offered by some of the gents of the young Catholic Australian liturgical singers, Prima Luce. From memory it’s Jacques Arcadelt’s quite ‘umble and merciful Ave Maria, if … Continue reading

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The coming Isolation and Desolation

Originally posted on Veil of Veronica:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 We have entered into a time of chaos and lawlessness.  Hatred and vitriol are everywhere.  Terror is starting to…

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A child’s life saved by a distant memory

by DR JOHN MORRISSEY at the Catholic Herald Smell memory is very persistent. We can all perhaps remember the smell of our childhood comfort blanket, our mother’s perfume on the saliva moistened hankie that dabbed our chops, the incense at church. … Continue reading

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Psalm 53 Sung In Aramaic

 (To the choir-master. The Melody, Mahalat. A maskil. Of David.[1]) 1 εἰς τὸ τέλος ὑπὲρ μαελεθ συνέσεως τῷ Δαυιδ 2 εἶπεν ἄφρων ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν θεός διεφθάρησαν καὶ ἐβδελύχθησαν ἐν ἀνομίαις οὐκ ἔστιν ποιῶν ἀγαθόν 3 ὁ θεὸς … Continue reading

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Blessed Karl of Austria, Emperor and King: 21st October

Leon Bloy once wrote, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” Why? Because to be anything less than holy is to remain unactualised. To be called to … Continue reading

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Christ, you walked on the sea

The recently posted article on CP&S  Six Cultural Trends That Challenge The Modern Evangelizer, written by Monsignor Pope, for me was pretty scary. I wonder too how many of us thought that Mons. Pope had stolen all our best original ideas? … Continue reading

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Convergence Rather Than Conversion?

CP&S Comment: This completely un-Catholic idea of not proselytising we are hearing as apparently being the personal opinion of Pope Francis, is profoundly disturbing. Here is a timely reminder from Torch of the Faith of a story about the distinguished … Continue reading

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People, This is Paradise

CP&S Comment: After so much doom and gloom in the MSM and blogosphere in recent weeks, the St Louis Catholic blog looks at the current situation from a more positive angle. And the Lord God sent him out of the … Continue reading

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Six Cultural Trends That Challenge The Modern Evangelizer

By Msgr Charles Pope It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and thus make … Continue reading

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Contraception and Communion

From Crisis Magazine  ROBERT B. GREVING   It is puzzling: why do many Catholics receive the Eucharist, the source of all grace and the sign of being in communion with the Catholic Church, and yet support and practice contraception, abortion, and … Continue reading

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Prayer Really Works Listen to Fr Larry Richards’s powerful testimony about how an abortion clinic was expunged by PRAYER.

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