Monthly Archives: February 2019

Saint Peter Damian: sermon by Pope Benedict XVI from a general audience in 2009

Saint Peter Damian Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to reflect on one of the most significant figures of the 11th century, St Peter Damian, a monk, a lover of solitude and at the same time a fearless … Continue reading

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Open Letter From Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller to Conferences of Bishops: “The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church”

Posted on 20 February 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: Open Letter From Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Brandmüller to Conferences of Bishops (Fr Z’s emphases and comments) Open Letter to the Presidents of the Conferences of Bishops: Dear … Continue reading

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Veiling: Resting in my Husband’s Headship

Introduction to Veiling For 2,000 years, Catholic women have veiled themselves before entering a church or any time they are in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament (e.g., during sick calls). It was written into the 1917 Code of Canon … Continue reading

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Transgender insanity: Police now jailing people for laughing at men in women’s clothes

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous–both are detestable to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15) Honestly folks, could things get any crazier in the West than they are right now?  By Jonathon van Maren on  (LifeSiteNews) There was a story that … Continue reading

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The Rome “summit”, “gay” priests, and #sodoclericalism – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Father Z’s blog: You’ve probably heard that a book is timed to be released simultaneously in several languages at the beginning of the Roman episcopal “sex summit”.  Bishops from around the world are to meet to discuss important problems … Continue reading

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The McCarrick Defrocking

By Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive: The news broke very early this morning (16th February about 9:30AM Rome time) that Theodore McCarrick, once the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, DC, powerful Church fundraiser, and a kingmaker in ecclesiastical politics — including the … Continue reading

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We Are Facing The Final Confrontation

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ Like the optimist who sees a glass of water half-full and the pessimist who sees it half-empty, people assess the times in which they live by their personality. Each age has had its … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time — Cycle C

FIRST READING  Jeremiah 17:5-8 Thus says the Lord:  Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh, whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He is like a barren bush in the desert that … Continue reading

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Mister McCarrick

Posted on 16 February 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: McCarrick has been “laicized”, that is, stripped of the clerical state.  While Holy Orders leaves an indelible mark on the souls (meaning that even death doesn’t remove the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Viganò Strikes Again, Targets 1960’s as Start of Abuse Crisis

And we all know what took place during the 1960’s, don’t we? Five days ago, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò contributed the following statement to the National Catholic Register, which had invited him to be part of a symposium in anticipation … Continue reading

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Duties and Limits of the Papacy

Happy Catholics Don’t Make the Pope More than He Is By Dr. Peter Kwasniewski […] Pope Benedict XVI  said in a homily in 2005: The power that Christ conferred upon Peter and his Successors is, in an absolute sense, a mandate … Continue reading

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Did Benedict really resign? Gänswein, Burke and Brandmüller weigh in

ROME, February 14, 2019, LifeSiteNews: Archbishop Georg Gänswein has reaffirmed the validity of Benedict’s resignation, insisting that he did resign the Petrine office. “There is only one legitimately elected and incumbent [gewählten und amtierenden] Pope, and that is Francis,” Benedict’s longtime private secretary … Continue reading

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Adam and Eve on Valentine’s Day

By Fr Mark White  Leave it to the good Lord. By pure happenstance of the Lectionary: We read at Holy Mass on Valentine’s Day about God putting Adam and Eve together in the garden. Because “it is not good for … Continue reading

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Investigation finds Covington students did not instigate confrontation

Soon after the Mainstream Media first reported on this incident, blaming and vilifying the Covington students, it became abundantly clear that this was fake news. A totally independent investigation has now vindicated the students from all the false accusations. Covington, … Continue reading

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British cardinal John Henry Newman to be made a saint after Pope recognises miracle

From The Telegraph online: Pope Francis has approved a miracle needed to make Cardinal John Henry Newman, a prominent Anglican convert to Catholicism, a saint, the Vatican announced on Wednesday. Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, beatified Newman during a visit to Britain in 2010. … Continue reading

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