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Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder

By Pete Baklinski at LifeSiteNews: Historian Arnold Toynbee once famously said that “civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” Using this as a springboard, commentator Mark Steyn shows in a new video how Western Europe is already in the death … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I preached this homily several years ago. Allow me to share it with you again. Last year at this time, three of our number had just completed a pilgrimage to the Mother of God of Czestochowa, praying for vocations. This … Continue reading

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Vatican hostility against faithful Catholics deepens our internal schism

In former decades who could ever have imagined that such a title as the above would see the light of day on the Catholic blogosphere? But such is the general attitude in Rome at these times, that “faithful Catholics” – … Continue reading

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Saint Jeanne de Chantal

Everything She Had: “The Widow’s Mite of Saint Jeanne de Chantal” By Christopher J. Lane:  In October 1601, Christophe, Baron de Rabutin-Chantal, went out from his château near Dijon, France, for a short hunting trip. As he rode with his … Continue reading

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Return of the Vocations Crisis

CP&S – We thank our old collaborator, Geoff Kiernan, for bringing this interesting article to our notice. We regret the information is so disheartening, but a realistic awareness of the worrying situation should spur us on to double our efforts to … Continue reading

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Veiling at the Latin Mass

from: Liturgy Guy   There are several things that grab your attention the first few times you attend the Traditional Latin Mass. Some immediately notice the positioning of the crucifix, candles and altar cards which are situated for the Mass … Continue reading

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Confusion, division and error. Cardinal Burke speaks.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, August 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — “Confusion, division, and error” within the Catholic Church coming from “shepherds” even at the highest levels indicate that we “may be” in the end times, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke in an address … Continue reading

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Wherein homsexualist activist Jesuit Fr James Martin is schooled

From Father Z’s blog: Libs attempt to defend their dissent from doctrine – especially about morals (read: sex) – by claiming that the Church’s teachings have not be “received”.  That is, if a large number of people say they don’t … Continue reading

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A Reflection from Fr. George W. Rutler

The Transfiguration of our Lord did not change him into another form of nature. After the event he was the same man taking the apostles down the mountain as he was when he took them up. As for us, said … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider Says “There are Ambiguities in Vatican II”

By Mgr Athanasius Schneider. On July 26, 2017, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazahkstan, published a column in the Corrispondenza Romana, on the theme of “the interpretation of Vatican II and the current crisis in the … Continue reading

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Lake Garda Interview: On Bishops, Popes and Religious Liberty

From RTV: Michael Matt interviews the former president of Una Voce International – English barrister, Lt. Colonel James Bogle on the situation in the Church under Pope Francis, silent bishops, religious liberty, racism and Catholic culture. What built Europe? Why … Continue reading

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Turin Shroud: the latest evidence will challenge the sceptics

By Fr Dwight Longnecker on the CATHOLIC HERALD  Sceptics may dismiss the Turin Shroud, but there is good evidence the relic is authentic A verse in the epistle to the Hebrews asserts that faith is “the substance of things hoped … Continue reading

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This one is for you Father.

Wearing a cassock can and should be a form of prayer, but just putting it on isn’t enough. The first day he put on a cassock, a seminarian got a letter from a friend, a few years his senior. This … Continue reading

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The Galat Case: A Lesson in Prudence for Papal Critics

 The recent articles on the excommunication of papal critic Professor José Galat, formerly the rector of La Gran Colombia University and founder of Spanish language TV station Teleamiga, has stirred up quite a firestorm. And not without reason. Galat is not, however, … Continue reading

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How One Picture Makes the Case for Ad Orientem

from:   They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. That being the case, the picture above is a powerful argument in favor of the Mass being offered ad orientem. In the picture we are shown the … Continue reading

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