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Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis

 By Edward Pentin at NCREGISTERBLOGS  |  SEP. 23, 2017 Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis. The initiative, the first time such a mechanism has been used since the Middle Ages, accuses the Pope of “propagating heresies” and respectfully … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

From: The Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert. (by kind permission of the Abbot) FIRST READING  Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near.  Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and … Continue reading

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Saint Pio’s Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy

  O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church. Help us to love … Continue reading

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The Next Scandal in the Church?

By William Kilpatrick at The Catholic Thing: Saturday, September 23, 2017 In a recent article, Fr. James Schall, S.J. argues that “The only real way to eliminate the historic aggressiveness of Islam is to convert its believers.” Yet if you … Continue reading

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RCOG votes to decriminalise abortion – betrays its members, women and their babies

CP&S is very sad to report this breaking news: a majority vote that legalises the killing of unborn babies right up to the moment of birth for practically any motive whatsoever. Murder (and this includes abortion) is one of “the … Continue reading

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Dressing Modestly is Practicing for Heaven

When was the last time you heard a sermon on dressing in a modest fashion? Perhaps you have never heard one if you live in a Novus Ordo parish. And yet modesty, together with the virtue of chastity (purity), are … Continue reading

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Witness survived atom bomb of Hiroshima through “the sweet song of Fatima”

The testimony of Professor Hikoka Vanamuri, survivor of Hiroshima, August 6, 1945 Hikoka Vanamuri, former Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tokyo, was interviewed while on pilgrimage in Fatima. This is what he had to say: “I’ll never return … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Pope replaces John Paul II Institute with new school focused on Amoris Laetitia

From LifeSiteNews: VATICAN CITY, September 19, 2017 Pope Francis is replacing the renowned John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family with an institute focused on implementing Amoris Laetitia, the Vatican announced on Tuesday. In an apostolic … Continue reading

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Ember Days – An Opportunity for Additional Sacrifice and Spiritual Growth

Though ignored by many in the Roman Church today, this week is traditionally set aside in the year for honoring the Ember Days. Starting Wednesday, September 20, and continuing on Friday (September 22) and Saturday (September 23), the Roman Church … Continue reading

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Letter from Pope John Paul II on Apparition of Our Lady at La Salette, September 19, 1846

A Letter from St John Paul II to Mgr Louis Dufaux, Bishop of Grenoble, For the 150th Anniversary* of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette. * [1996] “To the Most Reverend Louis Dufaux, Bishop of Grenoble This year … Continue reading

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Knock and it Shall NOT be Opened to You – SSPX Pilgrimage Group Refused Entry to Knock Shrine

From: God does not die! For a Truly Catholic Ireland. Published September 17, 2017 The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Knock in Co. Mayo was disrupted yesterday, Saturday 16th September, when Shrine officials … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

from: The Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert (by kind permission of the Abbot) FIRST READING  Sirach 27:30–28:9 Wrath and anger are hateful things, yet the sinner hugs them tight.  The vengeful will suffer the Lord’s vengeance, for he … Continue reading

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“Dear Pope Francis”: A Letter to the Pope — by Fr Richard Cipolla

Dear Pope Francis, I write this letter to you with a heavy heart full of concern for the Church and for you as the Successor of Peter. We Catholics are called to love you and support you in your difficult … Continue reading

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Tears of Our Lady of Sorrows

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What Benedict Accomplished with Summorum Pontificum

CP&S – We couldn’t agree more! The Mass of the Ages, “the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven”, can never be abrogated. For it is “sacred”, before, now and forever, as Pope Benedict XVI has stated. By Brian Williams … Continue reading

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