Monthly Archives: May 2020

What Are Rogation Days?

From: Liturgical Arts Journal. by Shawn Tribe These next three days are rogation days in the Roman calendar, but in this period of rediscovery of our traditions, many may well be asking: what exactly are Rogation days? Rogation days were days … Continue reading

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Former Swiss Guard: St John Paul II Offered Witness of ‘Hope and Self-Giving’

By Roxanne King at the National Catholic Register: May 18 marks the 100th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s birth. For the occasion, former Swiss Guard Mario Enzler finally put down in book form what he has spent years sharing at … Continue reading

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The scapular is a bonfire set ablaze by a spark from the heart of Mary

Father Michael-Joseph of Saint Thérèse, OCD, shares the history, spirituality, and how to be enrolled in the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A.

    Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; First Letter of Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings for this Sunday are taken from the final days of Jesus’ earthly sojourn as well as the first steps of the infant Church after the … Continue reading

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Cdl Müller: It’s no ‘conspiracy theory’ – pandemic is being used to implement ‘questionable measures’

May 14, 2020, LifeSiteNews: In a lengthy interview with the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost (published in full below), Cardinal Gerhard Müller responds in detail to the many accusations leveled at him in the last days for having signed Archbishop … Continue reading

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Lessons to be learned from the current Pandemic

 By kind permission from Father Alexander Lucie-Smith Is there anything about the Covid Pandemic that can help us understand ourselves better and our relationship to God better? In other words, is there any theological insight to be gleaned from our … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Letter Marking St. John Paul II’s Birth Centenary

      From the National Catholic Register: Editor’s Note: Here is the full text of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI’s letter marking the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II. The English translation of this letter, dated May 4, was … Continue reading

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“A DAY WILL COME…” – THE REDISCOVERED PROPHECY OF PIUS XII

From: https://www.marcotosatti.com Marco Tosatti  Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, we are very grateful to a friend who sent us this valuable article published by the Cooperatores Veritatis website that contains a prophecy about the Church made by Pope … Continue reading

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English bishops’ senior health advisor is a convicted thief and lifelong LGBT activist

From Paul Smeaton and Dorothy Cummings McLean at LifeSiteNews: A man who helped lobby the UK government on behalf of the Catholic bishops to close their churches to private prayer is a convicted thief and lifelong LGBT activist who once … Continue reading

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We Need Fatima’s Message – Especially Today.

On May 13th, in less turbulent times Catholics throughout the world would celebrate the anniversary of Mary’s message to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.  Mary appeared each month, on the thirteenth, with the exception of August, when the apparition … Continue reading

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St Damien of Molokai, Fr Doyle, and the role of the priest in a time of danger

From the blog by Patrick Kenny, “REMEMBERING FR WILLIE DOYLE SJ: The world is living through an extraordinary crisis due to the Covid-19 viral infection. Quite apart from the morbidity and mortality that will flow from the virus itself, the … Continue reading

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Is the Coronavirus a Punishment for Our Sins?

by John Horvat II on ‘America needs Fatima’ Could the current coronavirus crisis be a chastisement for our sins? This provocative question is a non-starter with many who prefer to think of God in warm and fuzzy terms. On the … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Easter – Cycle A

    Readings: Acts 6:1-7; First Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 We are drawing near to the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension, forty days after Easter, just two weeks from now. Where does the time go? Like it or not, time … Continue reading

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Supplication to Our Lady of Pompeii – 8 May

(With a h/t to Father Z) There is a beautiful tradition for this day.  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this … Continue reading

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Little Chinese Girl Martyr inspired many to make a Holy Hour

Many Catholics around the world now make daily Holy Hours due to the heroic witness of a little Chinese girl, martyred for her love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Truly, “God chose things the world considers foolish in order to … Continue reading

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