Author Archives: Catholicism Pure & Simple

One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope

By MSGR. CHARLES POPE on the National Catholic Register I would like to make, as a parish priest in trenches, a few remarks concerning the Pope’s recent statements in Rome at a gathering of priests and seminarians. Others have admirably … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Poland responds to Eurocrat critics

By Stefano Gennarini NEW YORK, June 24  C-Fam (Centre for Family and Human Rights) The Polish government snapped back at European bureaucrats in a scathing response to a report published last week by the Council of Europe that criticized Poland’s restrictive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Father Joseph Ratzinger 1969 Prediction of the Future of the Church

By Fr Richard Heilman on ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN In a 1969 German radio broadcast, Father Joseph Ratzinger offered this prediction of the future of the Church: “The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

A New Saint at the Altars: Stanislaus Papczynski and the Virtue of Building Families

By Br Estaban Ybarra, FMCD posted on OnePeterFive, June 23, 2016 In July 1655, Poland was invaded by Swedish Protestant forces.  Warsaw had fallen, and the Swedish soldiers plundered and pillaged even the churches and religious houses, killing all in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

There’s a strong Catholic case for sitting on the fence in this referendum

The referendum in the UK on whether to remain or leave the EU is almost upon us. There are strong arguments on both sides of the debate. How should a Catholic citizen vote? Without believing we should try to influence … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

21st June – Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

The people who mass-produce statues and holy cards have done St. Aloysius Gonzaga no favors. The standard image of the saint as a frail, doe-eyed novice has given us the wrong impression. It may even be responsible for the decline … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

International Congress of #WeAreN2016

Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Letter From Beyond

The following was found among the papers left by a nun who died in a convent in Germany. It is not completely clear whether this was a vision or just a vivid dream. It is remarkable that Sister Claire was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 23 Comments

The blow from the Rosary was a blow of grace

In 17th-century England, Catholics suffered many bloody persecutions. In a document from the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, we read how Father John Ogilvie was tried in Glasgow, Scotland, on October 15, 1614. In the minutes of the trial … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Pope Francis: Most marriages today are invalid

Updated by CNA/EWTN News on June 17, 2016 to include a clarification by the Vatican: Pope Francis approved a revision to the official transcript to say that “a portion” of sacramental marriages are null, instead of “the great majority.” Pope Francis … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments

Pope’s rhetoric against ‘fundamentalist’ Catholics could help pave way for active persecution

John-Henry Westen / LifeSiteNews Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a series examining Pope Francis’ papacy over the last three years. See part 1 here and part 2 here. June 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) It’s one of the most frequent talking points of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments

Planned Parenthood, leader in violence against humans, gives cover to Islamic terrorists

Following on from the re-blogged article CP&S published earlier this evening from Father Z’s site about the Orlando massacre, please see this article from LifeSite News about Planned Parenthood’s part in the vile deed, and where President Obama astonishingly goes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments

When Irony isn’t funny

From Fr Z’s blog: There are times when irony isn’t funny.  This is one of them. I read this at FNC: Orlando gunman made multiple visits to nightclub he attacked, reports say Omar Mateen made multiple visits to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Vatican: ‘Publication of Third Secret of Fatima is Complete’ (But is it completely published?)

Written by Patrick Archbold For a 100-year-old apparition of the Virgin Mary that we were assured was exclusively a 20th century history lesson, it sure has been in the news lately. To catch up – first, we had Alice Von … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Who is right, Francis or the Church before Francis? – “It is a very serious error to conclude that the Church’s teaching is only an ‘ideal’.”

From Rorate Caeli “No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other.” (St. Matthew 6: 24) *** (1) Either John Paul II … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 209 Comments