Monthly Archives: February 2019

Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

From Fr Z’s blog: This is not on the calendar after 1962.  On Thursday after Sexagesima Sunday there is traditionally a Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament This seems like a very good thing … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell sent to maximum security prison before sentencing; Vatican to open investigation

From LifeSiteNews:  The Vatican has reversed its earlier position and opened an investigation into allegations against Australia’s Cardinal George Pell, who was taken to jail after a plea hearing Wednesday. The decision was made by Pope Francis given Pell’s high … Continue reading

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An Atheist Goes to the Adoration Chapel – John Knutsen

Though raised Catholic, John Knutsen didn’t really believe in God, and when his brother died of AIDS, he decided he was done with religion forever. This family tragedy and a world that seemed emptied of God’s presence caused him to … Continue reading

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Celibacy is the Answer, Not the Problem

 One of the consequences of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse has been an increase in the accusatory calls that clerical celibacy is the main cause of these crimes. But those who have made impartial investigations of clerical sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell’s Conviction Announced After New Trial Falls Apart

“One curious point: these grave charges were seemingly not brought against Pell until after he had been appointed by Pope Francis in 2014 to take a key financial post in Rome, in the Vatican. Francis tasked Pell to lead an … Continue reading

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National Survey Results: What We Learned About Latin Mass Attendees

Should anyone doubt the importance of the Liturgy in the life of the Church, you need only take a look at the statistics. The difference in Mass attendance, obedience to the Divine Law of the Church and in holiness of life … Continue reading

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Francis Allies Reveal Their Plans for Revolutionary Change

By Julia Meloni at Crisis Magazine: On March 3, 2013, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor—an alumnus of the St. Gallen mafia—met with then-Cardinal Bergoglio over risotto and wine. It was the evening before the pre-conclave general congregations—as Murphy-O’Connor recalls in his memoirs—and … Continue reading

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Count the Holy See Among the Abusers

By Fr Mark White We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when  We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass or rats’ feet … Continue reading

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The Abuse Continues.

As the Conference on Child Sex Abuse ends, nothing is being done to address the abuse of Nuns,  and the adult abuse continues without comment. Of your charity please pray for Mother Olech and for the many Religious and indeed … Continue reading

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May Cardinals Newman and Mindszenty Rise Up as Spectres Against Moral Malignancy

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ In art, the Bible scholar Saint Jerome is often depicted as a cardinal, along with a lion that looks like a Cheshire cat because the artist had not seen a real lion. This … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C

  FIRST READING       1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 In those days, Saul went down to the desert of Ziph with three thousand picked men of Israel, to search for David in the desert of Ziph.  So … Continue reading

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Continuing Controversies and Unanswered Questions

Once again, it is good to get Father Z’s insightful views on the next stage of the ominous Vatican Sexual Abuse summit in Rome. This time he weighs in on the excellent report by Catholic journalist, Robert Royal. From Father … Continue reading

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Be a Devotee of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Feast of The Chair Of Saint Peter, Apostle, on second day of Vatican abuse summit

[Once called ‘The Chair of Saint Peter at Antioch” – See HERE.] The Church has celebrated this Feast of the Chair of Peter, in Rome, since the 4th century, as a sign of the unity of the Church founded upon Saint … Continue reading

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Vatican Summit Falls on St. Peter Damian’s Feast: Coincidence or Providence?

From Catholic Family News At the opening of the Vatican’s summit on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” (Feb. 21-24), it is interesting to note that the four-day meeting happens to coincide with the feast of St. Peter Damian (Feb. 21, post-conciliar … Continue reading

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