Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Secret Knowledge of Catholic Exorcists Compiled Into A New Book

A book review from uCatholic: Saint Peter tells us: “The devil prowls like a roaring lion, seeking to devour.” Our reality is that of an ancient and ongoing spiritual war, the Evil One always working towards his singular goal. Satan … Continue reading

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Two Popes, too many Untruths

By John Waters at First Things: I felt strangely pulled between two minds as I sat through The Two Popes, the new movie said to be about the relationship between Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. On the one hand—and … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas – The Holy Family: Year A.

    Readings: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 In our Catholic Liturgical Calendar the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas is always dedicated to the mystery of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This … Continue reading

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What does Cardinal Sodano’s departure as Dean of the College of Cardinals mean?

Father Raymond J. de Souza at the National Catholic Register: The Dec. 21 resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as the dean of the College of Cardinals is the conclusion of a long career, not without controversy. It occasioned a change … Continue reading

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‘Mother Earth’ invocation at Vatican Christmas Concert

 From Vox Cantoris:   You’ve probably seen the video of this disgraceful concert at the Vatican audience hall where a young woman from the Amazon came up and said the words above to the left. Look at these silly people … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Innocents

Herod’s murder of the Holy Innocents is remembered on this feast day of the Holy Innocents. Herod ordered this massacre in a futile attempt to stop the Light of the World from completing His mission of salvation.  In our day … Continue reading

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Feast of the Beloved Disciple, St John the Evangelist

Saint John the Evangelist is also known as Saint John the Apostle and the Beloved Disciple. He is one of the sons of Zebedee and Salome. Saint John the Evangelist was a disciple of Saint John the Baptist with his … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Carolers Gather for Cardinal Pell at Melbourne Prison

MELBOURNE, Australia, National Catholic Register: A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell, currently incarcerated in the facility, and to pray for him, as well as the other inmates … Continue reading

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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross meditates on St Stephen’s martyrdom

  Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein] (1891-1942) Carmelite, martyr, co-patron of Europe: Closest to the newborn Saviour we see Saint Stephen. What secured the first martyr of the Crucified this place of honour? In youthful enthusiasm he … Continue reading

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Silent Night

A meditation by Stacie Hiserman: Oh, to embrace the silence, the stillness of the little manger at Bethlehem in our own hearts. How often can we admit that the peace of silence fills our very beings, as it did for … Continue reading

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O Magnum Mysterium!

Wishing all our dear CP&S readers a blessed Christmas and a happy 2020! Latin text O magnum mysterium, et admirabile sacramentum, ut animalia viderent Dominum natum, iacentem in praesepio! Beata Virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt portare Dominum Iesum Christum. Alleluia! English … Continue reading

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Belloc on Observing Christmas

           John Cuddeback at Bacon from Acorns: Christmas is not the birth of Christ; what the birth of Christ was, and is, will never change. Christmas is a celebration, a remembrance and marking of the birth … Continue reading

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Francis Asked Football Manager Not To Make Sign Of The Cross

Francis convinced the former football player and current manager of Italy’s national team Roberto Mancini, 57, not to make the Sign of the Cross on the football field, Mancini told Italian television TG5 (December 20, Italian video sequence below). Mancini … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent–Cycle A

FIRST READING            Isaiah 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:  Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God; let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!  But Ahaz answered, “I will not ask!  I will … Continue reading

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The Homosexual Papacy?

Michael Voris at Church Militant: Reports swirled around the internet earlier yesterday that the Pontifical Biblical Commission had given its approval to a reading of Sacred Scripture that approves of homosexual unions. The reports were based on a new 300-page … Continue reading

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