Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Long Lent Commenced on the First Sunday of Advent, 1969

On November 30, 1969, the first Sunday of Advent, the Novus Ordo Missae took effect, and what is now known as the “Extraordinary Rite” was effectively abolished. The floodgates of mediocrity and stupidity flew open… Or maybe it would be … Continue reading

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The Immense Power of the Mass for the Souls in Purgatory

Before we leave the month of November behind us, where we have taken a bit more time to reflect on Purgatory, to now enter into the season of Advent, we wish to dwell once more on the most effective way … Continue reading

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‘Rosary on the Coast for Faith and Life’ on 26/11/17 was a huge success

A month beforehand we had published a linked post announcing the event. Despite a noticeable lack of mainstream media coverage, secular hostility and the Irish weather, the Rosary on the Coast for Faith and Life on the Feast of Christ … Continue reading

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Cardinal Müller’s latest Critique

From Gloria TV News: Speaking to the Corriere della Sera Cardinal Müller said that Pope Francis’ popularity is good for the Church. He noticed, however, that this popularity does not motivate people to receive the sacraments nor does it induce … Continue reading

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St. Augustine on Caring for the Dead: 6 Exhortations

HOLY MOTHER CHURCH teaches us the following:  1. To Pray for the Living and the Dead – One of the Spiritual Acts of Mercy 2.  To Bury the Dead – One of the Corporal Works of Mercy These two principles … Continue reading

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Venice 31 October 2017: What goes around comes around!

Note: We missed this one on the official day — but better late than never. What goes around comes around! Last October 31st on the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Revolt, some unidentified person/people stuck a copy of Pope … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Solemnity of Christ the King

From: The Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert. FIRST READING  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Thus says the Lord God:  I myself will look after and tend my sheep.  As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his … Continue reading

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Give Thanks and Be Happy

Giving thanks to God for all His immense blessings, including the many good fruits we receive daily from His bounty, is a fundamental human need. We do this immediately on waking in our Morning Offering: “… I thank You for … Continue reading

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St John Paul II ‘had vision of an Islamist invasion of Europe’

by Staff Reporter [of the Catholic Herald] posted Friday, 24 Nov 2017 Mgr Mauro Longhi said the former pontiff foresaw a ‘mortal wound’ to the Church in the third millennium Pope John Paul II had a prophetic vision of an … Continue reading

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The Saints on Purgatory

[Judas Maccabeus] took up a collection . . . to provide for a sin offering. In doing this he acted very well and honourably, taking account of the resurrection. For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen … Continue reading

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Confronting the non-binary fallacy

Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
Above is a depressing little advisory from the current edition of The Week. It reads like something from a fantastically dystopian novel about the future from the 1950s or 60s. It is the sort of…

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United in History and Tragedy: JFK and Pope Pius XII

COMMENTARY: The president and pontiff met several times. By Paul Kengor on the NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER – http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/united-in-history-and-tragedy-jfk-and-pope-pius-xii  President Donald Trump recently authorized a massive declassification of documents relating to the 1963 assassination of America’s first and only Catholic president, John F. … Continue reading

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ISIS group releases propaganda poster of Pope Francis being ‘beheaded’

  The group has also warned of terror attacks at Christmas time A group linked to Islamic State (ISIS) has released a propaganda poster depicting Pope Francis being beheaded. The picture, which the Catholic Herald has chosen not to show, … Continue reading

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A Temple More Sacred than the Temple of Jerusalem

The feast of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple evokes first of all the holiness of Mary. The 3-year-old child presented in the Temple brings to mind the image of a consecrated life, a life of intimacy … Continue reading

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“Whatever You Can Do to Stop Communion in the Hand Will be Blessed by God”

“Whatever you can do to stop Communion in the hand will be blessed by God” ~ Fr. John Hardon S.J. Not to oppose error is to approve it, and not to defend the truth is to suppress it” – Pope … Continue reading

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