Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Vatican Goes to Bat for Biden

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: n 2016, the Vatican was pulling for Hillary Clinton. Just days before the presidential election, Pope Francis renewed his criticism of politicians who speak about erecting “walls.” This led Slate and other publications to run … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

    Scripture Readings: Prophet Jeremiah 20:7-9; Letter to the Romans 12:1-2; Gospel According to Saint Matthew 16:21-27 Today’s Gospel passage gives us more insight into who Jesus truly is and what He had to undergo for the salvation of … Continue reading

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Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches

CNA Staff, Aug 28, 2020 / 06:11 pm MT (CNA): As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine of Hippo, pray for us!

August 28—MemorialLiturgical Color: WhitePatron Saint of theologians and printers Saint Augustine of Hippo: A psychologist, theologian, working bishop, and the greatest convert after Saint Paul  The mighty African Saint Augustine climbed the heights of thought, stood upright on their peaks, … Continue reading

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As marriage rates plummet, polyamory rises

From The Catholic World Report: You can’t say nobody saw it coming. When the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage five years ago, critics sounded the warning. Under the heading “A fair chance for children” the New York Times editorial board recommends four … Continue reading

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The confusion caused by Pope Francis’ support of “Nun of the Trans”

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Mass attendance: It feels very much like a culling

August 24, 2020, LifeSiteNews: With pastors from areas such as Kentucky and Florida reporting Mass attendance numbers well below now-reduced church capacity, the role of faith – and fear – in the life of American Catholics is becoming increasingly clear. Father Andrew … Continue reading

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Turkey Converts Chora Church Into Mosque

By Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, August 21, 2020: Turkey has issued a presidential decree ordering the conversion of the nation’s best-known Byzantine monastic church into a mosque. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan published the executive order Thursday sealing the fate of the Church of the Holy Savior … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ: the “Great Absence” in today’s Church

From Rorate Caeli: by Gianfranco Amato  President, Jurists for Life La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana  August 21, 2020 Every day, it seems like ‘a great absence’ is making itself felt inside the Church: Our Lord Jesus Christ. We talk about everything … Continue reading

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Invalid baptism leads to an avalanche of invalid sacraments

From Rorate Caeli: A rogue “permanent deacon” in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Mark Springer, administered invalid baptisms for 13 years. One of them was to someone who would eventually be “ordained” a priest in 2017 — only to learn he … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Twenty first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A

      First Reading Isaiah 22:19-23 Thus says the Lord to Shebna, master of the palace: “I will thrust you from your office and pull you down from your station. On that day I will summon my servant Eliakim, … Continue reading

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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The beginning of the concept that Mary is a Queen is found in the annunciation narrative. For the angel tells her that her Son will be King over the house of Jacob forever. So she, His Mother, would be a … Continue reading

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Author warns Catholics that voting pro-abortion candidate could be their ticket to Hell

John Gerard Lewis writes in ‘Catholic Voting and Mortal Sin: How You Vote Can Endanger Your Salvation’ that Catholics must stop separating their religious from their public lives. Screen grab from Jun 15, 2020 Planned Parenthood video endorsing Joe Biden … Continue reading

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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Mother of Mercy

Prayer of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on his feast day: Your mercy tastes sweeter to the miserable, and we embrace your mercy with more affection, reflect on it more often, and invoke it more frequently. For it is your mercy … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about Vatican II from Fr Z

Posted on 19 August 2020 on Fr.Z‘s blog: Since I responded elsewhere to a question about Bp. Barron’s recent videos and his view of traditional Catholics, and since every answer he gives seems to circles around Vatican II, it occurred to me that … Continue reading

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