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Grandparents of the Lord: Feast of Sts. Anna and Joachim

Grandparents of the Lord In seventeenth century France devotion to the Holy Family became a mark of the renewal that, following the Council of Trent, blew through the Church like a refreshing breeze, a mystical invasion. The Holy Family was … Continue reading

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Lord have mercy!

  From BBC News: A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen in northern France, police and French media have said. The armed men entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, … Continue reading

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St. James, Apostle: Feast 25th July

St. James, brother of St. John, and son of Zebedee, was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee. He is surnamed the Greater, i.e. the elder. One day his mother, approaching the Saviour, asked of Him “the favour for her two … Continue reading

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Is Francis a Willing Dupe of Radical Islam?

by Christopher A. Ferrara July 22, 2016 Readers may recall that Francis recently had a tête-à-tête at the Vatican with the “moderate” Muslim Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, the “Grand Imam” of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and perhaps the world’s most authoritative scholar of … Continue reading

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Sex education: an holistic approach

Louise Kirk has been UK Co-ordinator for the Alive to the World values education program since 2007, working closely with its creator Christine Vollmer. The programme gives children aspiration to marriage and productive citizenship. She wrote Sexuality Explained: a guide for parents and children to complement … Continue reading

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The Vatican’s ‘Greatest Supporter’ and Collaborator

  Written by  Elizabeth Yore for The Remnant: Pro-Abort Papal Advisor, Jeff Sachs Be forewarned. This photo speaks volumes about this papacy and its collaborators. Know them by the radical company they keep. Clout affords him heightened access to the Pope, as … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sarah reflects on new feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

From Aleteia: To coincide with the feast of Mary Magdalene instituted by Pope Francis on June 3, 2016, Cardinal Robert Sarah has written an essay which shall appear in the Friday, July 22 Italian edition of the Vatican newspaper L’ Osservatore Romano. In … Continue reading

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The Coup In Turkey And Why It Failed

CP&S Comment: President Erdoğan’s  widespread purges on the army, state institutions and the education sector that began after last week’s failed coup, has now run into tens of thousands affected by his implacable clampdown. Many have had their licenses to work … Continue reading

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De Mattei – Nice: The war of religion continues

From Rorate Caeli: Roberto de Mattei  Il Tempo July 16, 2016 Pope Francis was right when he said more than a year ago that “a third world war was already in progress”, fought “bit by bit”, but it’s necessary to … Continue reading

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Balloon-Mass Cardinal Schönborn to take over CDF ? Heaven help us.

According to Kath.net Pope Francis intends to remove Cardinal Müller as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) and replace him with the Modernist, Cardinal Schönborn, of notorious fame for his sacrilegious ‘Balloon Masses’ and pro-homosexual views. The Eponymous … Continue reading

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Building a cathedral by hand

For 53 years, Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Gallego has no formal architecture or construction training, but that hasn’t stopped him from toiling on this herculean task. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Miracle and Ratisbonne’s Conversion

From ‘Ratisbonne to Reflections’ – by Peter W. Miller Contrasting approaches towards the conversion of Jews With Reflections on Covenant and Mission, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [USCCB] has submitted its contribution to an increasingly disturbing pattern of statements … Continue reading

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Best prayer at the point of death?

Posted by Fr Z on his blog: From a reader… QUAERITUR: Forgive the morbid nature of my query, but with the nature of the world today (and the mindset of an undertaker) a question has been on my mind. If … Continue reading

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Prayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

  Prayers to Our Lady of Mount Carmel  Thou who, with special mercy, look upon those clothed in thy beloved Habit, cast a glance of pity upon me. Fortify my weakness with thy strength; enlighten the darkness of my mind … Continue reading

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Plea to the pope: Life and family leaders call on pope to ‘end the confusion’

CP&S Comment: This post will come as no surprise to the majority of faithful Catholics the world over. The growing concern at the reigning confusion caused by uncertainty at the real meaning behind the pope’s words in his interviews, homilies, … Continue reading

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