Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Catholic Church is falling apart at the seams

Damian Thompson’s brilliant summary on the “falling apart” of the Church! He speaks for all of us. by Damian Thompson, associate editor of The Spectator This headline may seem sensational, but the evidence is overwhelming. The Catholic Church is experiencing … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. St. Michael – More Than An Archangel

The Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel on September 29th is often just called: The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Angels are pure, created spirits. The name angel means servant or messenger of God. They are … Continue reading

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Cardinal Arinze and Saints Against the Sin “that cries out to heaven for vengeance”

Catholic News Agency Cardinal Arinze to Belgian bishops: You can’t bless “gay” unions The Belgian bishops’ introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples has drawn a rebuke from Cardinal Francis Arinze, the former head of the Vatican’s liturgy office. The … Continue reading

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A New Sign For Our Times

by Robert Royal If exit polls hold, yesterday Italy elected its first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. The usual liberal voices will not be celebrating. Normally, Italian elections are of little interest. Since 1945, there have been seventy Italian governments … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Dom Guéranger and the Christian sense of history

By Roberto de Mattei on ‘Voice of the Family’ “Who am I to judge?” These words of Pope Francis, spoken on 28 July 2013 on the flight back from Brazil, in response to a journalist’s question about homosexuals, have gone … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 25 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Finbarr Book of Amos 6,1.4-7. Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, They eat lambs … Continue reading

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Discussion about Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong on EWTN’s World Over

Cardinal Zen has tirelessly deplored the persecution of Christians by the Communist regime of the People’s Republic of China, and about the attempts of the Vatican to “get along” with the Chinese Communist leaders. Over the years of his pontificate … Continue reading

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When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England

The following article was published here on CP&S in 2011 with permission from the author. It had originally appeared in the UK Catholic Herald the previous year. Today 24th September, the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, we are happy … Continue reading

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St Padre Pio: An “Alter Christus” at the Altar when celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

According to some estimates, approximately 20 million people have attended Holy Mass celebrated by Padre Pio. Concerning the value of the Mass, Padre Pio said: “If men only appreciated the value of a holy Mass they would need traffic officers … Continue reading

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Abp. Viganò: Belgian bishops are rejecting the Catholic Faith with homosexual ‘blessings’

Archbishop Viganò said the Catholic bishops of Belgium were promoting a ‘sacrilegious rite’ after they published a document containing a ‘blessing’ for same-sex couples. With great scandal for the salvation of souls and the honor of the Church of Christ, … Continue reading

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Let Church Bulletins Keep Silence

H/T to Father Z

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Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle — Jesus Said ‘Follow Me’

SAINTS & ART: ‘Jesus saw a man named Matthew’ and told him, ‘Follow me.’ And Matthew did. by John Grindelski Just like St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew’s primary New Testament claims to fame are his call to be an Apostle and his … Continue reading

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Intermission: Last Post for Christian England

O death, where is thy sting? By Paul Kingsworth I spent much of the day, along with several hundred million other people around the world, watching the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth on TV. It was full of remarkable, … Continue reading

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Why British and Commonwealth Catholics Venerate their Protestant Monarch

The United Kingdom and her Commonwealth have paid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, with a state funeral and military procession. ***** by Joseph Shaw, PhD (LMS Chairman) I have discovered over the years, a degree of incomprehension and … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 18 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Thomas of Villanova Book of Amos 8,4-7. Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land! “When will the new moon be over,” you ask, “that … Continue reading

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