Monthly Archives: March 2021

Not This Man but Barabbas

by Fr Paul D. Scalia In their respective narratives of our Lord’s Passion, all four Gospels mention the crowd’s election of Barabbas over Jesus. That choice comes at the end of Pontius Pilate’s half-hearted attempt to free Christ. It is … Continue reading

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Young pregnant mother ordered by police to leave church during Mass. “It’s a Business!”

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Exclusive: Cardinal Sarah asks the Pope to lift the ban on “Individual” Masses at St. Peter’s

By Sandro Magister at L’Espresso: For a week now, the basilica of St. Peter has been a silent desert. It is no longer enlivened, every morning, by the many Masses celebrated on its numerous altars. And all this on account of … Continue reading

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Attending Mass has become a CRIMINAL OFFENCE in Ireland

CP&S comment. If this is not a tragic sign of these wicked times we are living in, then what is? The country, once known as the Island of Saints, Catholic Ireland, has locked the doors of her churches to the … Continue reading

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Vatican Now in Crisis Management Mode with German Bishops

NEWS ANALYSIS: Sources say that two senior cardinals wanted to bring the president of the German bishops’ conference to Rome for correction regarding his recent controversial comments, but were overruled by Pope Francis. Edward Pentin at NCR, March 26, 2021: … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, March 28 Passion (Palm) Sunday Roman Ordinary calendar St. Gontran Book of Isaiah 50,4-7. The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, That I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning … Continue reading

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Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary

CP&S comment. Yesterday, Friday in Passion Week, we celebrated the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady. Today, Saturday, always traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, let’s concentrate on the pain and anguish of her Immaculate Heart when she met her … Continue reading

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Dante and the glory of God in man

By Fr Charles Fox at Catholic World Report: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (c 1265-1321), who died 700 years ago this year, takes the poet on an epic journey from earth to the utter depths of hell, on a long climb … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Gratia Plena!

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St Peter’s Basilica, Like a Museum Without Holy Masses in Side Altars

CP&S comment – The sudden order last week cancelling all celebrations of the Traditional Latin Mass in St Peter’s Basilica has caused a shockwave of both sadness and indignation throughout the Catholic world, and whose repercussions we are still hearing. … Continue reading

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24th March: St Gabriel, Archangel

Bless the Lord, all ye His angels: you that are mighty  in strength, and execute His word, hearkening to the voice of His orders. Ps. Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless His  holy … Continue reading

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Officer Eric Talley, RIP

Before CNN starts politicizing the horrific and senseless slaughter of the 10 people gunned down by a mass shooter at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket Monday afternoon, let’s remember to pray for this hero cop, Eric Talley, who was killed doing … Continue reading

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‘Have we learnt nothing of the horrors of the past?’ Abp. Viganò reflects on Easter 2021 in light of coronavirus tyranny

SI INIQUITATES OBSERVAVERIS, DOMINE:DOMINE, QUIS SUSTINEBIT?Ps 129:3 Catholic Family News is pleased to publish the following meditation in preparation for Easter written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò at CFN’s request. In this new text, His Excellency reflects on the past year … Continue reading

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A Letter by Fr Cipolla in Response to Bp. Barron’s Criticism of Traditionalism

Dear Bishop Barron: I have written many Letters to the Editor in my lifetime to the New York Times and to the Wall Street Journal—bona fide credentials of my moderate and centrist persona—and now I feel compelled to write this … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, March 21 Fifth Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Benedetta Cambiagio Frassinello (1791-1858) Book of Jeremiah 31, 31-34. The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of … Continue reading

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