Monthly Archives: August 2019

The Spiritual Lessons of Lourdes explained by Pius XII

    On May 29, 1954, in the year of the centenary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pius IX, Pope Pius XII canonized Saint Pius X. Four years later, a few months before surrendering … Continue reading

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The Protestantisation of the Mass

Why the ‘Word of God’ for Catholics is not only the Bible, but more importantly, Jesus Himself by  Peter Kwasniewski August 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In some parishes that celebrate Mass in the modern papal rite of Paul VI—sometimes called … Continue reading

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Young Traditional Catholics deserve answers, not scorn

By Dr Joseph Shaw at Rorate Caeli: Recent days have seen one of those waves of attacks on Traditional Catholics on social media. I have responded to one aspect of it, that of simple charity, with a Twitter-thread you can see … Continue reading

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St Augustine, Great Sinner Turned Great Saint

By Father Carota (RIP): Many years ago when I was a cafeteria, progressive Catholic, I was blessed to read St. Augustine’s “Confessions”.  I would encourage everyone, who has not read it, to do so.  It is a short book, his … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell to appeal to Australian High Court

  Canberra, Australia, Aug 26, 2019 / 10:05 am (CNA) Cardinal George Pell will appeal his conviction to the Australian High Court, following the decision last week by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child … Continue reading

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The Mass: Active and Fruitful Participation.

    From Jesus, Our Eucharistic Love The infinite greatness of the Holy Mass should enable us to understand the need of attentively and devoutly taking part in this Sacrifice of Jesus. Adoration, love and sorrow ought to have undisputed … Continue reading

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What Can Unite Us Catholics?

by Anthony Esolen   Amidst our unfortunate and time-bound divisions as regards partisan politics, I wonder whether it is possible to come up with a set of fundamentals that all Catholics can agree upon.  Here is my attempt: 1. All … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C.

Scripture Readings: Book of the Prophet Isaiah 66:18-21; Letter to the Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Gospel According to Saint Luke 13:22-30 This Sunday in Ordinary Time directs our attention to God’s intention for the salvation of the human race in Jesus … Continue reading

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The Secret of La Salette

 by Solange Hertz   The following is the Secret of La Salette. The English translation is done by Solange Hertz:   Mélanie, what I am going to tell you now will not always be secret; you can publish it in … Continue reading

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Why Tradition. Why Now.

from: Liturgy Guy: https://liturgyguy.com  by Brian Williams Disorder begets chaos, not peace. In the years immediately following the Second Vatican Council western culture experienced rapid and widespread change. Marriage and the family, the very foundation of  society, were attacked at … Continue reading

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Facing sex-abuse charges voluntarily adds more weight to Cdl. Pell’s claim of innocence

August 21, 2019 LifeSiteNews: Australian Cardinal George Pell, as a Vatican official who would have retained diplomatic immunity, did not have to face trial in Australia for sexual abuse of minors but chose to do so to clear his name. … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Queen of Heaven and Earth

August 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – During this curious period in the history of the Catholic Church, the Roman rite is celebrated according to two different liturgical calendars, the old and the new. On the old calendar, August 22 is the … Continue reading

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Working Document for the Amazon Synod: Critics Opinion (3)

      After the denunciation of the working document for the forthcoming Synod on the Amazon by Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, three new criticisms have been drawn up in July. The third comes from Bishop Nicola Bux, theologian and former … Continue reading

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A Monastic vice for the Internet Age.

    The Italian author Umberto Eco belonged to a rare breed—a medievalist of encyclopedic erudition, a creative philosopher and a talented novelist. Prompted by his recent death, Eco’s first novel, The Name of the Rose, has resurfaced in bookstands … Continue reading

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Working Document on Amazon Synod. Critics Opinion (2)

After the denunciation of the working document for the forthcoming Synod on the Amazon by Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, three new criticisms have been drawn up in July. The second comes from Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan. … Continue reading

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