Monthly Archives: June 2019

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

St Aloysius Gonzaga (9 March 1568 – 21 June 1591) Saint Aloysius Gonzaga whom the Church commemorates today, was born Luigi Gonzaga, the eldest son of Farrante, the Marquis of Castiglione, on the 9th of March, 1568. From the earliest … Continue reading

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Bishop who wrote Amazon working doc wants overhauled priesthood, ordained women

From LifeSiteNews: Bishop Erwin Kräutler, primary author of the June 17, 2019 instrumentum laboris (working document) for the upcoming October 2019 Amazon Synod, is a strong supporter of the ordination of married men and women to the priesthood. As The … Continue reading

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The Eucharistic Miracle of St Juliana Falconieri

By Gregory Dipippo at the New Liturgical Movement: By the time the feast of Corpus Christi was instituted in the 13th century, vigils were no longer being added to the Roman Rite along with new feasts; the Visitation, which was instituted … Continue reading

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Amazonian Synod’s Working Document Charts Course Through ‘Three Conversions’

By Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register: VATICAN CITY — The upcoming synod on the Amazonian region will be a time of “pastoral reflection, open to recognizing diversity” and “listening to the Amazonian reality with all its cultural and ecclesial facets,” … Continue reading

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The Sacred Heart Novena

This simple yet powerful Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which we invite our readers to pray from today in preparation for the Feast of the Sacred Heart on 28th June, was recited daily by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina for … Continue reading

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Priest apologizes to traditional Catholics: “The future of the Church is in her past.”

From Fr Z’s blog: From a priest… (my emphases) Dear Fr Z: I’ve just returned from France where, among other things, I took part in the Chartres Pilgrimage. After registering for the Pilgrimage, I discovered that the usus antiquor would be required … Continue reading

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A comment on a cardinal’s tweet re capital punishment

 From Dr Ed Peters’ blog, In the Light of the Law (June 17th ): Earlier today Cdl. Dolan of New York tweeted: “With the clear and cogent clarification of the successor of St. Peter, there now exists no loophole to … Continue reading

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Amazon Synod to Consider Possible Ordination of Married Men

  June 17, 2019 From the National Catholic Register: VATICAN CITY – The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Solemnity of The Most Holy Trinity – Cycle C.

    Each year on the Sunday following Pentecost, the Church celebrates the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity, our belief that God is One and yet Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in majesty and glory, One … Continue reading

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How Long before the West is an Islamic Caliphate?

The following disturbing account from an email was first published by the blog Les Femmes – The Truth: NURSE IN GERMANY SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD as of June 10, 2019 “Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about … Continue reading

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Catholic psychologist denounces Vatican document on gender theory

From LifeSiteNews: A Catholic psychologist has denounced the latest Vatican document on gender theory as containing “not one sentence of sound advice for parents who try to educate their children towards the virtues necessary for a Christian life.” In a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ ‘flirt’ with heresy could provoke ‘schism’: Prominent German Catholic novelist

Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: On April 30, 2019, 19 scholars and clergy published an Open Letter to Bishops accusing Pope Francis of heresy and asking the bishops of the world to undertake a serious investigation of this charge for the … Continue reading

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Will All the Sick Be Healed by God?

Part two of a series of Readers’ questions answered by moral theologian E. Christian Brugger at The Catholic Thing: THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019 Should we hope that people who are ill will be miraculously healed by God?  It seems that … Continue reading

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Vatican Transgender Document

      Dr Robert Moynihan’s latest letter is about the new document on Gender Theory from a Vatican office published on June 10 and it includes some predictably toxic reactions (James Martin alert!):   About mid-day on Monday, June 10, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z reads, rants and prays

From Father Z’s blog: There is an article today at National Review which has a reaction to Pope Francis’ strange words about the Eucharist.  HERE.   Francis said that, since “there is already unity” among Christians, then we shouldn’t have to … Continue reading

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