Monthly Archives: January 2019

Pope Francis’s Parade of Embarrassing Friendships

From OnePeterFive by Marco Tosatti: The least we can say is that the figure of Pope Bergoglio is embarrassing. Perhaps not so much for who he is as a person in himself – but then again… But more so for … Continue reading

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Does Length of Life matter?

By Michael Pakaluk at The Catholic Thing: Many images stream into my mind when I raise this question, some popular: Indiana Jones shouting to a man in a red fez, as the boat gets hacked to pieces by a rotating … Continue reading

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Make the Vatican straight again

Whatever you make of Milo Yiannopoulos, in this riveting interview with Michael Voris, the controversial author of “Diabolical: How Pope Francis has Betrayed Clerical Abuse Victims Like Me – and Why He Has To Go” tackles various topics including politics, Pope Francis and … Continue reading

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“The whole course of Christianity . . . is but one series of troubles and disorder.”

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ The nineteenth-century churchman John Henry Newman has shaped many of my views and how to apply them. With the credit of a second miracle to his intercession, it is likely that he will be … Continue reading

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The Virgin motioned to Alphonse to kneel down

                On January 20, 1842, the last day of his stay in Rome, Italy, a young and prominent French Jew and atheist, Alphonse Ratisbonne, encouraged by one of his friends from Strasbourg, France, … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C

FIRST READING            Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch.  Nations shall behold your vindication, … Continue reading

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German cardinal and US bishop to bless world with miraculous image of Jesus’ face

By Maike Hickson A German cardinal and U.S. bishop, who are renowned for their firm and courageous defence of the Catholic Faith, will bless the world on Sunday January 20 with what is considered by many to be a miraculous … Continue reading

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Leonie Martin, the ‘difficult’ sister of St Thérèse of Lisieux

On a memorable pilgrimage that I made with my mother to Lisieux in 1997 for the centenary of the death of St Thérèse, we also visited Alençon (birthplace of the Martin sisters) and Caen where Thérèse’s elder sister, Léonie, lived … Continue reading

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The #1 Reason Average Catholics Don’t Evangelize

by Marcel LeJeune The data doesn’t lie. In what they personally believe about salvation, most Catholics are closer to Universalists than they are to Catholic doctrine – that is they believe that being a “good” person will get you to heaven. … Continue reading

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China’s crackdown on Christians continues

From CNA Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A campaign by the Chinese government to ‘Sinicize’ religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pontmain: “But pray, my children. God will soon answer you”

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you“ (Matthew 7:7). “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to … Continue reading

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Overcome Evil by Embracing Authentic Repentance

By Fr. Tom Collins Editor’s note: Fr. Tom raises important issues in this post. Do you have a sincere conscience or a “sin-seared” conscience? How do you form your conscience — by the opinions on The View and Good Morning … Continue reading

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Francis and Sexual Abuse. The Pope Who Knew Too Much

By Sandro Magister on Settimo Cielo Pope Francis has already made it clear for some time how he judges and how he intends to address the question of sexual abuse among sacred ministers. As a problem not primarily of sex … Continue reading

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Priests call on Cardinal Marx to resign as German bishops’ head

By Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: A group of German priests are calling upon Cardinal Reinhard Marx to resign as the head of the German bishops. Communio veritatis, a group of priests from the Archdiocese of Paderborn, published a statement today accusing … Continue reading

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Archbishop Viganò urges McCarrick to publicly repent in new open letter (FULL TEXT)

ROME, January 14, 2019  Breaking News From LifeSiteNews: With a tone of fraternal and priestly charity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written an open letter to former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, encouraging him to publicly repent of his sins and thus to save … Continue reading

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