Monthly Archives: May 2022

Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of The Visitation

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVIDURING THE PRAYER MEETING IN THE VATICAN GARDENSFOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE MARIAN MONTH OF MAY Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican GardensTuesday, 31 May 2005  Dear Brothers and Sisters,  I join … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 29 Seventh Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar St. Mother Ursula (Giulia) Ledóchowska (1865 – 1939) Acts of the Apostles 7,55-60. But he, filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus … Continue reading

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The message of Our Lady of Akita looms large amid increased risk of nuclear annihilation

Statue of Our Lady of Akita From LifeSiteNews: As Western neoconservatives continue to recklessly hurl the world toward nuclear war with Russia, warnings from approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Akita, Japan, provide a foreboding warning.  The convent of the Handmaids of the Holy Eucharist in Akita became the site of multiple … Continue reading

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Readings and Reflections for Ascension Thursday

Thursday, May 26 Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Philip Neri Acts of the Apostles 1,1-11. In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions … Continue reading

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Cardinal Joseph Zen criticizes Vatican’s ‘unwise’ approach to China relations

Hong Kong, laprensalatina.com: Hong Kong’s 90-year-old Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen, an open critic of what he views as the Vatican’s soft approach to China, criticized the Holy See for being “unwise” despite its “perhaps good intention” on Tuesday, a day … Continue reading

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Near-Death Experience Paves Way to the Priesthood

Twenty-one years ago, Vincent Lafargue had a terrible motorcycle accident that would turn his whole existence upside down. By Solène Tadié at the National Catholic Register: Father Vincent Lafargue likes to celebrate Nov. 14th each year, as it marks the day of … Continue reading

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There is no Human Right to Abortion 

by David Albert Jones* on the Catholic Herald – May 24, 2022. In 1973 in the Roe v Wade case, the Supreme Court legalised abortion throughout the United States.  Now, almost fifty years later the same court is considering overturning that … Continue reading

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Archbishop Viganò: Novus Ordo should be ABOLISHED (Dr Taylor Marshall Podcast)

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò recently said that Novus Ordo should be ABOLISHED. Dr Taylor Marshall comments. Do you agree?

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

A poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ. Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt The fleeciest, frailest-flixed Snowflake; that’s fairly mixed With, riddles, and is rife In every least thing’s life; … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 22 Sixth Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar St. Rita of Cascia Acts of the Apostles 15,1-2.22-29. Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Because … Continue reading

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Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’ 

By Carl Bunderson on CNA Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone took extra pains Friday to explain to priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco his decision barring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion because of her advocacy of abortion. In a … Continue reading

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Wherein Francis explains it all to Bono

Bono of @U2: Do women & girls play a powerful role in tackling the climate crisis?Francis: In the Common home, we usually speak of Mother Earth, not Father Earth. This is very clear. Besides, as I told you a while … Continue reading

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Pope Francis goes after next flourishing community

From Gloria TV: Francis ordered an investigation into the French neo-conservative Priestly Community of Saint Martin, founded in 1976, which is composed of 168 priests and about 100 seminarians. A biased article published on Liberation.fr, a Communist outlet, released this information … Continue reading

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A French Vatican observer ponders the ‘end of the regime’ 

By Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture: My old friend Jean-Marie Guénois, the religion editor of Le Figaro, published a typically insightful appraisal of this pontificate last week, with the headline: “Challenged, deaf to criticism: the solitary ‘end of the regime’ for Pope Francis.” … Continue reading

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