Monthly Archives: January 2021

St John Bosco’s Prophetic Dream: The Twin Pillars of Victory

In May of 1862 St. John Bosco had a prophetic dream about the Church in these times: the battle and the victory. St. John Bosco had a great affection for Our Lady. His whole life was spent working for the … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, January 31 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Roman Ordinary calendar St. John Bosco, St. Marcella – Widow (325-410) Book of Deuteronomy 18,15-20. Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for … Continue reading

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Fr. James Martin SJ Attacks Jesus and Mary with Symbol of Sin

In a recent tweet to 299,000 people, Fr. Martin approvingly posted a sacrilegious icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa with pro-homosexual rainbow-colored halos. What a slap against the miraculous icon, the purity of Mary and the Divinity of Our Lord … Continue reading

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Mary’s Solitude During the Public Life of Jesus

Saturday is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today let us meditate on her solitude during those three years of her Divine Son’s public life. The role of the Blessed Virgin during the public life of her Son was totally … Continue reading

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Iraq: Mary Reigns Again Over Qaraqosh

CP&S COMMENT – How pleasing it is to hear that in the suffering and besieged war torn Iraq a statue of Mary Immaculate, ‘help of Christians’, looks down once more upon her children from a church in the city of … Continue reading

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Cassocks, Tradition, and the Dying of the New Church of Vatican II

The blog, ‘Messa in Latino’, quite recently published two pieces about Facebook postings by one of the clergy of the Bergamo diocese, Monsignor Alberto Cararra.  They are both significant in offering hope that even in Italy the light of Tradition may be … Continue reading

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Lockdowns have led to increased Christian persecution

2021 “World Watch List” of nations most culpable for the persecution of Christians has revealed that preexisting trends of 2019 were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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One Thousand Years Ago in Lourdes

Charlemagne (d. 814) was crowned in the basilica of Aachen (Germany), which he had dedicated to the Mother of God. He received the relic of the belt of the Blessed Virgin given to him by the Empress of Constantinople (today … Continue reading

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PERE JACQUES – His Spiritual Battle in the Face of Evil (Part III)

PART I PART II This is the third and final part of our series from ‘Venite Prandete’ on the heroic life of the Christ-like priest, Père Jacques, with the spiritual challenges and battles he was forced to face at a … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke Condemns President Joe Biden’s Plan to Codify Roe V. Wade in Federal Law

Cardinal Raymond Burke condemned President Joe Biden’s plan to codify Roe V. Wade in federal law during a homily from the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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The Colours of Martyrdom Today

St Paul: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Excerpted from Father Z’s blog: There are various martyrdoms taking place today. When we think of martyrdom, we usually think of bloody or “red” … Continue reading

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Saint Paul’s Conversion

Saint Paul’s conversion and zeal should give hope to all of us whose loved ones have rejected or fallen away from the Faith. Through the ages we see God’s infinite power, love and mercy in the awesome conversions of people … Continue reading

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PERE JACQUES – The Christ-like French Priest (Part II)

PART I This is the PART II of the story from ‘Venite Prandete’ about the life of Père Jacques, the Christ-like French priest of World War II. At this time, he met with his friend, Lucien Weil, an eminent botanist. … Continue reading

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When Tempted to Sin, Follow St. Francis de Sales’ Advice

“My son, when you come to serve God, prepare your soul for temptation.” – Ecclus. (Sirach) 2:1 St. Francis de Sales, whose feast we celebrate on 24th January (29th January in the Extraordinary Form) in his book Introduction to the Devout Life, explains … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider: Never before have the demons been so active

From Gloria TV: At present, demonic forces have increased to such an extent that we find ourselves in a spiritual battle whose magnitude surpasses anything we have ever seen before, says Bishop Athanasius Schneider in a video about the angels. … Continue reading

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