Monthly Archives: March 2019

When Confessionals Are Turned Into Broom Closets!

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’   ——->         Thirty-five years ago I admired the neo-Gothic buildings of a Catholic college in Westchester County. But I was surprised to find that the confessional in the beautiful … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C

FIRST READING       Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have removed the reproach of Egypt from you.”  While the Israelites were encamped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, they celebrated the Passover on … Continue reading

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Our Care and Responsibility for Mary

Father Tim Finigan’s old friend, the great Father Z, describes Fr Finigan as “a terrific priest, an outstanding parish priest, and great supporter of renewal of our liturgical worship”. Two months ago Father Z was calling for “prayers and penance” … Continue reading

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On the Threefold Torture of Scourging

A Lenten Reflection for Saturday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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The Stations of the Cross in Lent

Blessed Columba Marmion gives some insights into the value of this ancient Catholic devotion: “The Passion constitutes the “Holy of holies” of the mystery of Jesus. It is the crowning point of His public life, the summit of His mission … Continue reading

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On the Release of Barabbas

A Lenten Reflection for Friday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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Are We In a Period of God’s Battlefield Illumination?

By Fr Richard Heilman on ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN On April 6, 2018, the popular Catholic author and blogger Matt Walsh spoke at my parish at St. Mary of Pine Bluff Catholic Church. Matt’s talk was, “Satan’s Tactic for Christian America: … Continue reading

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On the Signification of the White Robe in which Our Lord Was Arrayed

A Lenten Reflection for Thursday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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Fr Z on Catholics and the kissing of rings… or not.

First posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: UPDATE 26 March: I saw this at the Catholic Herald: A Vatican spokesman said the Pope was “amused” by the reaction to the video. “Sometimes he likes it, sometimes he does … Continue reading

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On Our Lord’s Conduct in the Presence of Herod

A Lenten Reflection for Wednesday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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Pope asks universities to disseminate his claim ‘diversity of religions’ is ‘willed by God’

By Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews:  March 25, 2019 The Vatican’s office for promoting interreligious dialogue has asked Catholic university professors to give the “widest possible dissemination” to a controversial joint statement signed by Pope Francis last month that claims a … Continue reading

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Disturbing video: Pope Francis refuses to let Catholic faithful kiss his papal ring

From LifeSiteNews: ROME, March 25, 2019 Pope Francis today made it clear that he doesn’t want the faithful to kiss his papal ring, as he repeatedly pulled his hand away from pilgrims who were lined up to greet him reverently during … Continue reading

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On Our Lord in the Presence of Pilate

A Lenten Reflection for Tuesday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear … Continue reading

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The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

A meditation on The Annunciation by Father John A. Hardon: It is the same Gabriel that announced to Zachary that Elizabeth, in her old age, would conceive and bear a son. Given the magnitude of this great mystery of the … Continue reading

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On the Despair of Judas

A Lenten Reflection for Monday after the Third Sunday in Lent from Holy Cross Publications PRAYER BEFORE MEDITATION. My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly … Continue reading

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