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Saint John Plessington, Priest and Martyr

St John Plessington, whose feast is today, 19th July, was beatified in 1929. He is one of two Shrewsbury saints to be canonised among the 40 martyrs of England and Wales in 1970, the other being St Margaret Ward. He is … Continue reading

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UK Parliament votes to impose abortion on Northern Ireland

From the  Society for the Protection of Unborn Children: 18 July 2019 A dark day for democracy and the people of Northern Ireland MPs voted by a majority of 236 to strip unborn children of protection Today, MPs have voted … Continue reading

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Pray for Poland

By Stephen P. White at The Catholic Thing: Kraków, Poland The drama of the past year in the Church in the United States can sometimes distract from the global dimensions of the crisis of clerical sexual abuse and episcopal malfeasance. … Continue reading

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We have shed volumes and volumes of innocent blood and will be held to account for every single drop

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Dear Fr James Martin, why it’s right to call my same-sex attraction ‘intrinsically disordered’

Chris Watkins, LifeSiteNews: As a reformed same-sex-attracted Catholic male, I would like to comment on the persuasive influence of Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT book Building a Bridge, and on the current over-eagerness of Church hierarchy to draw into the fold … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe’s ‘Subconscious Fear’ of Islam: The Siege of Vienna

By Raymond Ibrahim: “Austria acts against Muslims almost every day because of their subconscious fear of Turks,” writes Turkish historian Erhan Afyoncu.  “Austrians have not forgotten the fear and their emperor’s escape in the Battle of Vienna in 1683. When … Continue reading

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Purity

Impurity is plastered everywhere today: Movies, TV, billboards, music, entertainment, books and magazines. We must fight back. To that end the following collection of quotes – many of which from Doctors of the Church – provide the support and encouragement … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time–Cycle C

FIRST READING  Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Moses said to the people:  “If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, when you return to … Continue reading

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The World over with Damian Thompson

Soon after Raymond Arroyo’s frank and revealing interview was aired, Damian Thompson sent out the following tweet: The new owners of the @CatholicHerald and I do not agree on the future direction of the company (for my stance, see @RaymondArroyo … Continue reading

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Adding P to LGBT

By Matthew Hanley at The Catholic Thing: Saturday, July 13, 2019 I don’t want to write about pedophilia. You don’t want to read about it.  But the threat of pedophilia becoming acceptable isn’t going away. The sudden embrace of transgenderism … Continue reading

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Cardinal Müller: Vatican Amazon Document Contains Heresy and Stupidity ‘That Has Nothing to Do with Christianity’

By Debra Heine at PJ Media:   Cardinal Gerhard Müller has joined his German colleague Cardinal Walter Brandmüller in condemning the Vatican’s much-debated working document for the upcoming Synod of the Amazon in the strongest possible terms, calling it a … Continue reading

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By Their Fruits: Sts. Louis And Zélie Martin

by Claire Dwyer Editor’s note:  The 12th July marks the feast day of the first married saints of modern times and the only married couple to be canonised together: the parents of St. Thérèse, Louis and Zélie Martin. One of … Continue reading

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Our Lady, Queen of France, Save our Country!

France belongs to the Virgin Mary; She is its patron and protector In 1636 Jesus asked Mother Anne-Marie that France be consecrated to Him. He said to Mother Anne-Marie: “I want the King to honour my Mother and his kingdom … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech, under a Cloud

By Randall Smith at The Catholic Thing: I have heard many inspiring lectures about the heroes of freedom of speech – great men like Thomas More, Vaclav Havel, George Orwell, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. After one such lecture, a questioner asked the … Continue reading

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Cdl. Zen to Pope Francis: Vatican directives for China church may lead to ‘death of true faith’

From LifeSiteNews: HONG KONG, July 5, 2019 The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has spoken out forcefully against the Vatican’s newest “pastoral document” for the Chinese Church which gives reasons for why priests should register with the communist government. Cardinal Joseph … Continue reading

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