Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Road to Emmaus

A homily by Fr. George W. Rutler Rare is the obituary that can match that of Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880-1963) who died as the most decorated soldier in the British Army. He was born to a Belgian father … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter (N.O.) Second Sunday after Easter (E.F.)

Third Sunday of Easter (A) Fr Fergus Kerr O.P. shows what must be done to understand Easter and what is yet to be done by us. The two disciples were on their way home,  husband and wife probably.  They were … Continue reading

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Knights of Malta elect new leader

Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto  Credit: DAMIANO ROSA/AFP Josephine McKenna, Rome 29 April 2017 • 4:55pm The Knights of Malta elected a new leader in Rome on Saturday in a bid to end a bitter internal feud that led … Continue reading

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Suffering Souls

By Robert Royal at The Catholic Thing: There are many strong arguments, pro and con, about the existence of God. But one of the most powerful challenges to the idea of a good and loving God on the Biblical model … Continue reading

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Leaked Report of Cardinal Burke Audience Reveals Background on Malta Crisis

By Maike Hickson at OnePeterFive: Today, 28 April, the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net has published an important report written by a Maltese Knight about a recent audience with Cardinal Raymond Burke in which the (“de facto suspended“) Cardinal Patron revealed much … Continue reading

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St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

April 28th is the the Feast day of that great Saint  St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. His Marian teachings have, to my mind, never been equaled, and if some of our readers, like me, are struggling through the Ninevah … Continue reading

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O felix culpa! Keeping the Vigil of Easter, pre-1955 style

For those of you who love Tradition, and are aware of the treasures that we have lost in the Church over the last decades,and are also too young to remember the pre-V2 liturgy this is a wonderful read.  I hope … Continue reading

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Analysis: why are emotions running high in the Order of Malta election?

  From the Catholic Herald: The reformist German party want sweeping changes. But can they win over the voters? Elections always provoke excitement, but in the run-up to the Order of Malta’s leadership vote this weekend, something more can be … Continue reading

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The Rosary has a new efficacy in these times

  The diocesan phase of the canonization process of Sister Lucia – one of the three children who saw and spoke to Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima – was officially closed on February 13, 2017. As we celebrate … Continue reading

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Christians need not apply

From Father Ed’s Blog (a Catholic priest reflects) This week the ugly face of modern British bigotry was exposed. And again the intolerance came, not from Christian quarters as we are led to believe, but was aimed squarely at them. How … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on Papal Silence

 from Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB   Recently I made use of Frank Sheed to suggest that the cloud of papal silence over the Amoris Laetitia crisis, and in particular the dubia of i quattro cardinali, might perhaps carry with it a … Continue reading

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Monks of Norcia to Move Permanently Outside the City Walls

Since moving to Norcia from Rome in the year 2000, the traditional community of Benedictines in the birthplace of St. Benedict had been living in the middle of the town in the old diocesan chancellory, and praying the office in … Continue reading

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Gender Ideology Harms Children

from: Tradition In Action – http://www.traditioninaction.org  by Margaret C. Galitzin Unusually helpful guidelines on “gender ideology” were recently released by the American College of Pediatricians (ACP). Unusual because today’s media generally loses no opportunity to promote the LQBT agenda, encouraging … Continue reading

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“Predestined Yet Free to Choose” – St Fidelis of Sigmaringen

“Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned captain” St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577-1622) was born with the name Mark Rey in what is today Germany. He studied and taught … Continue reading

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Mater Si, Magistra No: Renewal of Tradition in the Catholic Church

By Paul Ingrassia on American Thinker It has been over a half-century since the closure of the Second Vatican Council, which ran in multiple sessions from 1963 to 1965 under the papacies of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Paul … Continue reading

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