Monthly Archives: January 2018

For God, and Life, and Ireland.

The ongoing news of the rapid decline of Catholic Ireland is hard to get one’s head round. Ireland, widely considered one of the most devoutly Catholic Nations of all times – despite the persecution, opposition and consequent suffering it endured … Continue reading

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Vatican Issues Statement Contradicting Cardinal Zen

Taiwan News reported how, last Wednesday, Hong Kong’s 86-year-old Cardinal emeritus Joseph Zen (陳日君) appeared in Saint Peter’s Square, lined up in the cold with other petitioners, seeking to deliver a letter directly into the hands of Pope Francis. He … Continue reading

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The Franciscans of the Immaculate: A courageous voice speaks out

CP&S Comment: The injustices meted out to this once flourishing orthodox order of Franciscans of the Immaculate these last six years is one of the greatest tragedies to have afflicted the Church in recent times. We have published much about … Continue reading

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Jacinta’s Vision of the Holy Father Insulted and Persecuted

Taken from “The Third Secret” by Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité «One day, (Lucy says) we spent our siesta down by my parents’ well. Jacinta sat on the stone slabs on top of the well. Francisco and I climbed … Continue reading

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Exorcist alerts Irish bishops to an alarming increase in evil activity

From LifeSiteNews: DUBLIN, Ireland, January 26, 2018 A renowned Irish exorcist called upon his country’s bishops to provide more backup in dealing with an “exponential” surge of evil. Father Pat Collins wrote an open letter to Church hierarchy in which … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

from: The Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.   FIRST READING Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you from among your own kin; to … Continue reading

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The Hour That Makes My Day – Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

On the day of my Ordination, I made two resolutions: 1. I would offer the Holy Eucharist every Saturday in honor of the Blessed Mother to solicit her protection on my priesthood. The Epistle to the Hebrews bids the priest … Continue reading

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Nothing to do with Vatican II?

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Septuagesima

Originally posted on Charlotte was Both:
This is one of those (many, perhaps) aspects of the post-Vatican II liturgical changes that really, really makes you go, “Huh?” It’s bizarre for many reasons having to do with the normal reasons of upending tradition…

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Bishop Schneider of Kazakhstan on Archbishop Lefebvre of the SSPX

Posted on 25 January 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his Blog The best English language vaticanista today is Edward Pentin.  He has an interview with Bp. Athanasius Schneider today at the National Catholic Register (that’s the good one that … Continue reading

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Growing our Catholic Communities

In this post, Mark Lambert from De Omnibus Dubitandum Est considers the decline in the numbers of priests and practising Catholics in England and Wales and looks at the opportunities our church leaders are missing in their quest to improve the situation: As we … Continue reading

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St Francis de Sales

It is late in the day, but never too late to talk about one of the Church’s most endearing saints, Francis de Sales. His writings have inspired many, making him one of the most efficacious guides to the spiritual life. His … Continue reading

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Vatican Finally Capitulates to Beijing

From OnePeterFive: A new report out of China yesterday indicates that the Vatican has now, for a second time, asked a legitimate bishop to step down and give his episcopal see to a Communist government-appointed bishop who was excommunicated in … Continue reading

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Where Are the Churchmen With Chests?

By Father George W. Rutler at Crisis Magazine: To have been the proverbial fly on the wall during a conversation, one good time would have been during dinner in the White House on September 2, 1943 when Franklin Roosevelt was … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Battle Between Life and Death, It is Good to Meditate on Hell

CP&S comment: Teaching on the reality of Hell and the Fear of God (gift of the Holy Spirit) is rarely heard in Catholic religious instruction or homilies anymore. In fact, in liberal, progressive parishes – which regretfully most parishes appear … Continue reading

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