Monthly Archives: May 2021

Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 9 Sixth Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar St. Pachomius Acts of the Apostles 10,25-26.34-35.44-48. When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage. Peter, however, raised him up, saying, “Get up. I myself am also a … Continue reading

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The Eucharist & Catholics in Public Life (video)

On EWTN’s ‘WORLD OVER’, hosted by Raymond Arroyo, Fr. Gerald Murray, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of New York, and Patrick Brennan, professor of law at Villanova University, discuss the growing controversy over whether politicians and public figures … Continue reading

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Pius XII: On Christians More In Name Than In Fact

CP&S comment: The teachings of the Catholic Church, from the time of the Apostles down to our day and beyond, form the unchanging bulwarks of the Faith. In this meditation taken from an Encyclical that Ven. Pius XII wrote on … Continue reading

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Germany: On The Brink Of Schism

from The Catholic Thing The universal Church is about to witness, in the homeland of Martin Luther, some (but not all) German bishops taking a dangerous path toward open schism with the pope.  In outright rebellion to the text by … Continue reading

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Gaia, false gods and public policy

By George Weigel at First Things: I claim no expertise in climate science. I do claim a certain competence in detecting spin in the media; for I’m a card-carrying member of that clan, as I’ve committed print journalism for more … Continue reading

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4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

First posted by Fr Z on yesterday’s feast of the English and Welsh Martyrs: Today is the Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. There are, however, I believe really 284 beatified and canonized martyrs from the time … Continue reading

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The Tears of Saint Monica

Patron saint of abuse victims, invoked for conversion of family members and loved ones, difficult marriages and disappointing children. FEAST DAY 3rd MAY (Traditional calendar) All mothers can relate to St Monica. Even if we don’t have a wayward son … Continue reading

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Vatican Health Gig gets Contraception Cash

VATICAN CITY, ChurchMilitant.com: The John Templeton Foundation, committed to promoting contraception in partnership with faith-based organizations, is pumping $750,000 into the Vatican’s global health conference as its main financier.   Pfizer, which pushes its injectable contraceptive Sayana Press in collaboration with global aid … Continue reading

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The Importance of Good Example: SS Philip and James (Apostles)

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 2 Fifth Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar St. José Maria Rubio y Peralta, St. Athanasius – Bishop & Doctor of the Church (+ 373) Acts of the Apostles 9,26-31. When he arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples, … Continue reading

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The Case for the Young St. Joseph

COMMENTARY: On the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, it is noteworthy that the usual arguments for Joseph being young are not related to his capacity to work, but rather the desire for a saint who lived the virtue of … Continue reading

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