Monthly Archives: December 2020

We bid Farewell to 2020 with a Te Deum, and Welcome 2021 with a Veni Creator Spiritus

Monks of the one of the Abbeys of the Solesmes Congregation sing this beautiful chant. The Te Deum is attributed to two Fathers and Doctors of the Church, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine and is one the most majestic chants … Continue reading

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Abortion in Argentina: A Crime Committed by Francis’ Friends

Comment: It is truly “sad” that on the 7th Day in the Octave of Christmas, and Commemoration of the outstanding Pope, Saint Sylvester I (whose reign saw the end of the Roman persecutions and the blossoming of the Church; who … Continue reading

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The Saints of Wuhan: Isolation, Suffering, and the Breath of Faith

Note: This account of the Catholic martyr saints who died in the Wuchang district of Wuhan, China, was delivered after the Holy Mass offered by Bishop Thomas Daly at the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane, WA.  Divine Mercy Sunday, 19 … Continue reading

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Francis Formally Strips Secretariat Of State Of Assets

Signing a “law,” Francis formally stripped the Vatican’s Secretariat of State headed by Cardinal Parolin of its financial and real estate assets. The move follows a bungled management of hundreds of millions of euros and investments that are now subject of a … Continue reading

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Important Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket by President Donald J. Trump

By this courageous proclamation for religious liberty, and using the example of the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket, President Trump is demonstrating to the world that he is a true Christian and unafraid of the secular tyrants attempting to implement … Continue reading

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“This is the sign of the Church always: The Sign of Blood.”

Feast of Saint Thomas Becket Thomas Becket (about 1118-1170), chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury, devoutly prays before the altar in Canterbury Cathedral while three knights approach him from behind, one with his sword raised menacingly. Becket had been a trusted friend of … Continue reading

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A full cradle and an empty grave: Christmas is the opposite of abortion

From LifeSiteNews: Each year, abortion groups celebrate the season by requesting donations and wishing everyone happy holidays. It is always ironic to see the spiritual descendants of Herod twist themselves into knots to acknowledge Christmas without being too religious, but … Continue reading

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28th December: Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs (or Childermass)

From Saint Andrew Daily Missal The Feast of the Holy Innocents dates back to about the fifth century. The massacre of these infants manifests the royal character of Jesus. It is because Herod believed the words of the Magi and … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, December 27 The Holy Family – Feast Roman Ordinary calendar St. John Book of Genesis 15,1-6.21,1-3. The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram! I am your shield; I will make your reward very great.” But Abram … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Horses on Protomartyr, St Stephen’s Day

St Stephen is venerated as the protomartyr, (the first martyr), of Christianity. He was a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem. He aroused the enmity of various synagogues by his teachings and was accused of blasphemy. He made a … Continue reading

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Padre Pio’s Christmas Meditation

Far into the night, at the coldest time of the year, in a chilly grotto, more suitable for a flock of beasts than for humans, the promised Messiah – Jesus – the Saviour of mankind, comes into the world in … Continue reading

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Christmas, the Feast of the Birth of Christ

The Missal describes the Feast Day of the birth of Christ: During Christmastide, the liturgy shows us the Messias as the Son of God, clothed with humanity, glorified by the humble surprised shepherds, and adored by the Magi from the … Continue reading

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No Midnight Mass at Midnight This Year! Could it be Due to the Desecration in the Vatican Last Year?

“A demonic cult bowl was placed on the altar of St. Peter’s after a dreadful pagan demonic worship rite took place in the Vatican Gardens, during which a shaman of a false demon religion seems to have put a curse on … Continue reading

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The Baby Jesus Appears in the Arms of St Padre Pio at Midnight Mass

Padre Pio had a profound humility; he was blessed with extraordinary spiritual gifts, but he always, always considered himself the least of his fellow priests. Padre Pio never asked anything for himself, but he treasured and loved the privilege of … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas Day—in fact, it’s just beginning for at least another 12 days, until the feast of the Epiphany! Christmas is a beautiful season in the Catholic Church, and one that liturgically really extends as far as … Continue reading

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