Monthly Archives: July 2022

Francis: Grandmother of the West, invoked, to open the great circle and then blasts at “traditionalists”

From Fr Z’s blog: At The Catholic Thing there is a summary piece abooot Francis’ trip to Canadia.  It starts: “Well, that’s over.” You can read it there.  It paints a rather pathetic picture and darns with faint praise, the point being … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 31 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Ignatius of Loyola Book of Ecclesiastes 1,2.2,21-23. Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity! For here is a man who has labored with wisdom and knowledge and … Continue reading

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Portiuncula Indulgence – 2nd August

                TUESDAY 2nd August, is the day on which can be gained the immense grace of the Portiuncula Indulgence. This great gift of mercy was granted by Our Lord to St.Francis of Assisi, … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn Against American Trad Myopia on Russia and Ukraine 

by Benedict Carter on 1P5 Edmund J. Mazza’s article at OnePeterFive on July 21st, 2022, (‘Solzhenitsyn on NATO, Ukraine, & Putin’) misses the mark so badly that I decided it must be publicly challenged. At the same time, my intention here is to at … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Miracle in Mexico, July 2022

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Francis In Canada: Pseudo-Apologies And Bright Costumes 

UPDATE BELOW From Gloria.TV: please go THERE to see the indian dance video and read the comments. Francis produced great images for the oligarchs’ media by meeting local Indians on July 25 in Maskwacis, Canada. He stopped to pray in … Continue reading

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Saint Anne and Saint Joachim, pray for us!

Despite not knowing many details about her, for centuries the Church has remembered Saint Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary on July 26. In a way it is precisely this lack of knowledge which gives us a beautiful … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe to star as the Vatican’s chief exorcist in new film

From CNA: Actor Russell Crowe will star as the late Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s former chief exorcist, in an upcoming movie, “The Pope’s Exorcist.” Amorth performed an estimated 100,000 exorcisms up until the time of his death at age … Continue reading

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Europe, Islam, and Saint James the Moor-slayer

Europe will return to the faith or she will perish.” — Hilaire Belloc, Europe and the Faith. Despite the appalling specter of Islamic terrorism now gripping Europe—the attacks and slaughter in Munich, Nice, Brussels, Paris—Europeans, while once united in faith, aren’t … Continue reading

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Missing piece of the 3rd Secret of Fatima: Rome will ‘host the seat of the Antichrist’ 

Xavier Ayral, author of a new book on Marian apparitions, joins John Henry on The John-Henry Westen Show to offer his explanation of the vision described in the enigmatic Third Secret of Fatima (LifeSiteNews) — In the year 2000, the … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 24 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Sharbel Makhluf Book of Genesis 18,20-32. In those days, the LORD said: “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave, that I must go down and … Continue reading

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Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us!

Bridget was born in 1303, the daughter of a governor. Throughout her youth, she often heard the voices of Jesus and Mary. She was particularly sensitive to the sufferings of the crucified Lord and for most of her life meditated … Continue reading

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Can You Introduce a Little of the Monastery into Your Day?

Most of us aren’t called to the cloister, but we can introduce a little of the cloister into our day. Praying for the good of the Church and the world is an apostolate we can all practice. May God lead … Continue reading

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“Forward!” he cried, showing them the crucifix, “Victory is ours.” – St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: Today on both sides of the Roman Rite we celebrate a Bishop and Doctor of the Church, St. Lawrence of Brindisi. Know much about him? I like this story about him from the Catholic Encyclopedia: It … Continue reading

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Where do the Vatican authorities really stand on contraception?

By Voice of the Family   |   20 July 2022: A recent book, Theological ethics of life: scripture, tradition, practical challenges, edited by the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, has raised new concerns about the … Continue reading

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