Monthly Archives: September 2019

UPCOMING BOOK LENGTH INTERVIEW with Bp. Athanasius Schneider

Thanks to Father Z for the following recommendation: This is going to be amazing. Bp. Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary of Astana and hero, has a book length interview coming out via Angelico Press. However, watch this spot!  If at the time … Continue reading

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On this Feast of St. Michael the Archangel: For Our Church and For Our Country

    Original Prayer to St Michael the Archangel O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle C

    First Reading Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Thus says the Lord the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, they eat lambs taken from the flock, and calves … Continue reading

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How President Trump’s Pro-Life Statement at the UN Came About

by Austin Ruse UNITED NATIONS, September 27 (C-Fam) This week at the opening of the 74thUnited Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump delivered what may be the most pro-life statement any president has ever delivered to the world body. To … Continue reading

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Cdl. Burke: ‘We must pray and fast for the Church because we are in a moment of profound crisis’

September 24, 2019, La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana: “The working document for the Amazon Synod is totally unacceptable; we must do everything we can to defend the integrity of the Catholic faith.” “It is also dishonest to present a synod supposedly for … Continue reading

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“The Antichrist presents himself as a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist” (Cardinal Biffi)

Fr Ray Blake has published a few prescient quotations from deceased Cardinal Giacomo Biffi (1928-2015) on his blog that could be seen as describing pretty aptly the current ideology in the Vatican, infiltrated by enemies of the Cross and the … Continue reading

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Meet the new faculty at the John Paul II Institute

By RICHARD A. SPINELLO at Crisis Magazine: Those who are dismayed by the dramatic transformation of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome can find no comfort in the newest faculty appointments. Longtime faculty members such … Continue reading

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The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, England’s Nazareth (24th September)

An ancient and little-known English shrine dedicated to Our Lady is that of Our Lady of Walsingham. The first account of this shrine appears in a ballad published by Richard Pynson in the late 1400’s. The story goes that in the … Continue reading

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Five Unusual Stories About Saint Padre Pio

How Padre Pio Stopped Allied Forces From Bombing His Monastery During WWII In the midst of World War II, Italy was invaded by Nazi Germany and Allied forces made many attempts to liberate the country. According to various accounts, intelligence … Continue reading

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Every Human Action Can Have Consequences Beyond Fathoming

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ As with quotations that are variously attributed, journalists including Charles Anderson Dana of the “New York Tribune” and John B. Bogart of the “New York Sun” are said to have coined the aphorism: “‘Dog … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle C

FIRST READING            Amos 8:4-7 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!  “When will the new moon be over,” you ask, “that we may sell our grain, and the sabbath, that we may … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Confession – St Matthew Apostle, September 21

St. Matthew the Apostle (1st c.) was a Jew who also went by the name of Levi. He was from Galilee and served in Capernaum as a tax collector for Herod Antipas before becoming a disciple of Jesus. It was … Continue reading

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“The Church doesn’t belong to Bergoglio but to Christ.”

“The Church doesn’t belong to Bergoglio but to Christ.” This assertion was made by the well-known Catholic journalist, Vittorio Messori, fine intellectual, author of a historic, John Paul II interview, at the time when interviewing a pope was not the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of La Salette – September 19, 1846

On September 19, 1846, the Mother of God appeared to two young shepherds, Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, on the heights of the mountain of La Salette in France. There She dictated to them a public message which She asked … Continue reading

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Idea for the Pan-Amazonian #Synod2019

Posted on 18 September 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: This, from the Twitter feed of Union Seminary in NYC (non-denominational at Columbia U). This is a GREAT idea for the upcoming Synod! They could bring in all sorts of trees … Continue reading

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