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Antonio Socci: We are watching the leaders of the Church work against her‘

Thanks to Church Militant for alerting us to this interview with Antonio Socci in which he highlights the grave dangers and uncertainty facing the Church today: Antonio Socci’s latest book is entitled  Il dio mercato, la Chiesa e l’Anticristo  (The Market As God, the Church, and the … Continue reading

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The Prisoner of the Vatican

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: In one of his last speeches before abdicating in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI decried the liberalism that had seeped into the Church after Vatican II. To this liberalism, he traced “so many problems, … Continue reading

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Join Fr Z in prayer to the martyred nuns of Nowogródek

Posted on 18 January 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: I am moved to post this. It is as if I was dragged for some reason back to my keyboard tonight, after having tried to turn in. A … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A.

Readings: Isaiah 49: 3,5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 Probably many or maybe even most of us like to have someone travel with us when we make a long journey. It helps to lighten the burden of all the time, … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah has met with Benedict XVI as the haters stir “incessant, nauseating, dishonest controversy” #BOOKGATE

From Fr Z’s Blog, 17 January 2020: The new book, From The Depths Of Our Hearts, has really freaked out some people on the left, including the papalotrous. US Pre-Order Soon HERE for 12 March 2020 release! – FRENCH HERE On my flight … Continue reading

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Saint Anthony of the Desert, pray for us!

Saint Anthony of the Desert not only engaged in fierce battles against the devil through prayer and fasting, but they mocked, sneered and abused him. For his triumphs over the devil God promised that he would make his name known … Continue reading

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Abp Viganò denounces Benedict’s secretary for ‘abusive and systematic control’ of Pope Emeritus

ROME, January 16, 2020, LifeSiteNews: In the wake of the controversy surrounding the genesis of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book with Benedict XVI on priestly celibacy, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a testimony denouncing Archbishop Georg Gänswein for what … Continue reading

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Vatican: Bishops, Get Ready! The Amazon Fake-Synod Bomb is Coming Up! (Confidential Letter)

“…with the guidance of the Holy Spirit…” From Rorate Caeli: Vatican City, 13 January 2020 Your Eminence, Your Grace, Your Excellency: The Holy Father is preparing a new Apostolic Exhortation to present the New Paths for the Church and for … Continue reading

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How it happened that Archbishop Gänswein called me on the phone

Father Georg Gänswein escorts Barrack Obama to meet Bergoglio, March 27, 2014 A. D. By Br. Alexis Bugnolo at From Rome: The world has seen two of the most outrageous usurpations of office in the history of humanity, and in … Continue reading

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+Schneider: ‘One might say that the intervention of Cardinal Sarah has provoked the anger of hell.’

ROME, January 14, 2019, LifeSiteNews: Bishop Athanasius Schneider is speaking out in strong support of Cardinal Robert Sarah for his new book with Benedict XVI defending priestly celibacy, calling his actions “heroic.” News of the forthcoming volume, titled “From the … Continue reading

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The firestorm over ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’

A firestorm seems to have broken out over Cardinal Sarah and Pope Benedict’s joint book defending priestly celibacy. This has led to the Cardinal publishing the following reply to attacks on him and his integrity: Translation from Bree Dail.   Cardinal … Continue reading

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REPORT: Record 3,000 Christian Sites in Europe Vandalized in 2019

CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. ROME — Christian sites in Europe suffered a record number of attacks in the year 2019, with some 3,000 Christian churches, schools, cemeteries, and monuments vandalized, looted, or defaced. Reports compiling the anti-Christian … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah coauthor book on celibacy, opposing the ordination of married men

By Gerard O’Connell, Vatican correspondent at America Magazine: In a move that has stunned many in Rome and is sure to give rise to serious questions far beyond the theme of the book, the emeritus pope Benedict XVI, who will … Continue reading

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Vatican Take-Over of Convent Fails Again

From Gloria TV: An attempt to capture the Marradi Dominican Convent, Italy, by some Vatican officials, failed in the morning of January 10, OkMugello.it reports. The Vatican wants to evict the two elderly sisters and one novice and close down … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord.

    Scripture Readings: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts of the Apostles 10:34-38, Matthew 3:13-17 With today’s liturgical celebration of the Baptism of the Lord the beautiful Christmas season draws to a close. Yes, we monks keep the Manger Scene in … Continue reading

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