Monthly Archives: May 2020

“In Him Was Life”

From Fr George W. Rutler’s “Weekly Column” In a letter Sigmund Freud wrote to his friend Edoardo Weiss on April 12, 1933, he reminisced about a visit to the Roman church of San Pietro in Vincoli: “Every day for three lonely … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Pentecost

    Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; John 20:19-23 The Solemnity of Pentecost is a splendid reminder of the universality of the love God has for us. At Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, the Church celebrates … Continue reading

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15 Beautiful Paintings of Mary Nursing the Baby Jesus

CP&S comment: A few days ago we published an article showing some of the earliest depictions in art of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today we publish a selection from different artists portraying tender images of Mary nursing her Divine Christ child. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Chartres Pilgrimage

by LMS Chairman, Dr Joseph Shaw: “Here’s what it was like: Huge campsites at night, huge celebrations of Mass, some outside, for many thousands each day. And its 60-some miles are walked at a cracking pace.” I have been four … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider: Lockdown is a trial that can bring about great ‘spiritual benefit’

May 22, 2020, LifeSiteNews: Bishop Athanasius Schneider said Catholics should accept the situation brought about by the pandemic as a trial, suggesting that such acceptance will produce great spiritual benefit for the Church, “a greater spiritual benefit as if we … Continue reading

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27th May, St Bede the Venerable, Confessor and Doctor

Today’s saint [traditionally celebrated on 27th May but transferred to 25th May in the modern liturgy] was a model monk who lived his whole life in an English monastery, although he occasionally travelled to neighbouring communities to teach young scholars. … Continue reading

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Bishop of Brescia has priest admitted to mental hospital for refusing to wear a mask

By Brother Alexis Bugnolo at “From Rome”: The news is as incredible as it is terrifying. The Bishop of Brescia, Italy, has had Don Gianluca Loda forcibly removed from his residence by a squad of police and taken to a … Continue reading

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“Don’t Call Me Hero”: The Catholic Attitude

The following article illustrates historically what the recent Rorate Caeli article entitled “A theologian analyzes the morality of the cancellation of public Masses and the closure of churches by the State” documented theologically: the attitude priests must have in administering … Continue reading

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8 Ancient Images of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As the month of May, Mary’s month, draws towards its close, let us remember how the earliest Christians have depicted the Blessed Mother through art. 1) Madonna and Child in the Catacombs – 2nd century via historyofinformation.com Located in the … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter – Cycle A

    FIRST READING              Acts of the Apostles 1:12-14 After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away.  When they entered the … Continue reading

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The Judgement of God in History

By Prof. Roberto de Mattei: * The following talk was given on 21 May 2020 at the online Rome Life Forum on the theme Coronavirus in the light of Fatima: a tragedy and a source of hope. * Terra infecta … Continue reading

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From Holy Communion to Corona Communion

From Gloria TV: Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio, purchased a plastic screen with a slot through which Corona Communion is distributed (article’s picture). More pictures of a distribution of Corona-Communion: • The Italian standard for distributing Communion are one-way … Continue reading

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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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Homily by Saint Augustine on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

                                      Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: … Continue reading

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The Only Safe Space in the World

By Laurence England: Virus normalcy, the so-called ‘new normal’, is for Christians almost certainly more abhorrent than it is for people of other religions and of no faith. Of course, we have people of other religions (Freemasons) and of no … Continue reading

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