Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bishop Schneider releases essay ‘on the question of the true Pope’

Editor’s note: LifeSite is here publishing an important text issued today by Bishop Athanasius Schneider commenting on some key questions that have been vexing many faithful Catholics in the midst of the current crisis in the Church under Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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++Vigano, St Charles Borromeo, Hilarion, and the Coronavirus

“Grant to us, O Lord, we pray to you, the effect of the devoted supplication, and which has become propitious for us, remove the plague and famine: so that the hearts of mortals know that these scourges burst with your … Continue reading

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Star of Heaven, free us from pestilence!

    From the com-box at Gloria TV: The town of Coimbra (Portugal) having been visited by a violent pestilence, the nuns of St Clare offered their prayers in the following form, whereupon the contagion instantly ceased. This ancient holy … Continue reading

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This Gigantic Demon Can Only Come Out Through Prayer and Fasting

Fr Richard HeilmanFebruary 26, 2020 * Many of the faithful, today, are becoming acutely aware of such realities as demons in our world, as evil seems escalated in our times. Personally, I believe an era of the “unbinding of Satan” … Continue reading

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Italy shuts down Masses, but leaves everything else going

From Fr Z’s blog: A reader sent me a link to the site of the SSPX in Italy. They have a statement in reaction to the government shut down of Masses till 1 March. As you know, there has been … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

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Pope Francis, Cardinal Kasper and Female Ministry

By Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: An idea about ministries for women presented by Cardinal Walter Kasper in a 2019 statement seems to have found its way into Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Querida Amazonia. The German cardinal had told LifeSite in June of … Continue reading

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The Holy Face of Jesus

Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of Lent, the period of forty days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. It is a time of embracing our crosses with renewed fervour in a spirit of self denial and repentance. Our fasting from … Continue reading

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These 40 Days: Gearing Up for a Life-Changing Lent

Patti Armstrong at the National Catholic Register: The season of spiritual growth draws near (this coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence) . Lent is a focused time to bring us to a new life in Christ. … Continue reading

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L’Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women – internal report

BBC News online: A religious leader who founded a celebrated organisation for people with learning difficulties sexually abused six women in France, an internal report says. Canadian Jean Vanier set up the global network L’Arche in France in 1964 and … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A

    Scripture Readings: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; First Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5: 38-48 When preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation as a seventh-grader in a Catholic school many moons ago, we adolescents were reminded by the nuns teaching that we … Continue reading

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The Faithful Are Not Morons

from: New Liturgical Movement Gregory DiPippo Is the presence of the Septuagesima season in the liturgical year “bewildering” to the faithful? This is the contention of an article recently published on CatholicCulture.org by Jennifer Gregory Miller, which defends the suppression … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Former Freemason Officer, Converted to Catholicism

    From the National Catholic Register: In his youth, Serge Abad Gallardo joined Freemasonry with the conviction he could contribute to make the world a better place. He turned 24 years later to Christ, convinced he had been serving … Continue reading

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The Wayward Shepherd

      By Daniel J. Mahoney at National Review: The pontiff’s erroneous path In the first year or two of Pope Francis’s pontificate, conservative-minded Catholics made heroic efforts to place the perplexing ways of the new pope in continuity … Continue reading

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Elderly Chinese Bishop Recovers from Coronavirus

The Communist Chinese Government is no friend to the Catholic Church. The Vatican/China agreement was a farce and has been consistently violated, with the persecution of both clergy and laity, and the destruction of Church property continuing unchecked, just as … Continue reading

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