Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Portiuncula Indulgence

The Portiuncula Indulgence, which can be obtained every year on 2th August or the first Sunday thereafter, is owed to the prayer of St Francis of Assisi. When in 1209 he founded the Order of the Friars Minor, this great … Continue reading

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Abp Viganò: ‘I see nothing paternal about punishing priests who do not want to profane the Sacred Host’

July 30, 2020, LifeSiteNews: In an open letter to an Argentine bishop who just punished faithful priests by closing their flourishing seminary, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò rebukes him for his lack of fraternal and paternal charity toward those who wish … Continue reading

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How the Catholic church betrayed the dying

By Mary Wakefield at The Spectator: Of all the sad and surreal things to happen in the past few months, the Catholic church’s decision to abandon the dying was, for me, the worst. The Church of England abandoned its churches, … Continue reading

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Bishops call for prayers for victims on World Day Against Human Trafficking

Jul 30, 2020, CNA: The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  “Today we take a moment to … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider lists problems in Vatican II documents that lead to ‘relativism’

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 28, 2020, LifeSiteNews: The auxiliary bishop of Astana has called for the correction of texts promulgated by the Second Vatican Council that have led to “relativism.”  “I think that one day the Church should formally correct (expressions … Continue reading

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Catholic Bishops Fear Scotland’s Hate Crime Law Could Criminalize Bible and Catechism

July 29, 2020, Catholic News Agency: GLASGOW, Scotland — Catholic bishops have said that proposed hate crime legislation in Scotland could criminalize the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  In a statement issued July 29, the bishops argued that the Scottish Government’s … Continue reading

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From Vatican II to Abu Dhabi: Debate Between Bishop Schneider and Archbishop Viganò

Source: FSSPX News On February 4, 2019, Pope Francis with the Grand Imam of the Cairo Mosque signed a Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. On February 24, 2019, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society … Continue reading

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I Cancel You!

By Deacon Mike Manno, JD, at The Wanderer: “Listen up, peon, by now you must understand that my intelligence, education, and exalted place in society are such that I am to be believed and I will not tolerate any defiance. … Continue reading

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How to better our emotional response to pain

By Fr Robert McTeigue, SJ:  You may be having a heart attack right now, and not even know it.  Now, in fairness, I must confess that I’m making a play on the word “heart.” I don’t mean the pump in … Continue reading

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Sunday readings and reflections

Sunday, July 26 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar Sts. Joachim & Anne 1st book of Kings 3,5.7-12. The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” O … Continue reading

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The Holy See has become a dumpster fire, and the boldness of the Gospel is wanting

GUEST POST: From a priest reader of Fr Z’s blog: I am grateful that your ministry serves as a voice for many faithful and Traditional Catholics. I have come a long way from hostility to the usus antiquor to being convinced that … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Scripture readings: First Book of Kings 3:5, 7-12; Letter to the Romans 8:28-30; Gospel According to Matthew 13:44-52 As we can probably all attest, our contemporary culture teaches everyone to seek the good life, at whatever the cost, literally. More … Continue reading

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Eradicating the McCarrick Virus

From the National Catholic Register: It has now been two years since Pope Francis accepted Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals, shortly after allegations of his sexual abuse of a minor and evidence of other sexual exploitations first detonated into … Continue reading

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Saint Charbel and Hagia Sophia

From Catholic Insight: The Muslims know how to pick their days. But, then, so does God. As mentioned a few days ago, for the first time in nearly a century, the ancient church of Hagia Sophia, one of the glories of … Continue reading

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Why Do Young People Leave the Faith?

By Anthony Esolen at Crisis Magazine: Why do young people leave the Faith? I was asked that question the other day, and I replied, off the cuff, that it was two things: Their imaginations had not been formed by the Faith … Continue reading

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