Author Archives: Catholicism Pure & Simple

St John Fisher, Martyr: “The life of man here is only for a while”

St. John Fisher was born in Beverly, Yorkshire, in 1459, and educated at Cambridge, from which he received his Master of Arts degree in 1491. He occupied the vicarage of Northallerton, 1491-1494; then he became proctor of Cambridge University. In 1497, … Continue reading

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An Exorcist Encounters the Power of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

“The Sacred Heart builds a fire of love in every heart.” Ultimately, civil authorities will not solve our spiritual problems. We should pray and fast for them and for strong leadership in our Church, but we can also create a … Continue reading

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The Vaccine Post (Part 1)

CP&S comment: This is probably, for many, the most disconcerting article that we have posted on the COVID-19 vaccine to date. It is written by Lawrence England, an active pro-life Catholic blogger, ‘That The Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill’. … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, June 20 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Silverius, St. Alban  Book of Job38,1.8-11. The LORD addressed Job out of the storm and said : And who shut within doors the sea, when it burst forth from the womb; When … Continue reading

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“Cor ad Cor Loquitur”: Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

“Cor Ad Cor Loquitur: Heart Speaks to Heart” is a phrase taken from a letter from Saint Francis de Sales. (“Cor ad cor loquitur” was also the motto of the 19th century British convert to the Catholic faith, St. John Henry … Continue reading

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“Cancelled” Priests, but Pope Francis Looks the Other Way

CP&S comment. That is exactly what is happening in the Church under the Francis papacy: a large number of good priests, faithful priests, priests who refuse to either omit or dilute Catholic magisterial teachings, and whose only concern is to … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Lies from the Devil

The devil has many names! The Bible gives us many and the saints have their own descriptions! The different names from the Bible and from the saints present the various manners that the devil works in the world and in … Continue reading

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In new interview, Abp. Viganò discusses ‘failure’ of Vatican II, Novus Ordo Mass

“The next Pope will have to restore all the liturgical books and banish from Catholic churches their unseemly parody, in whose realization notorious modernists and heretics collaborated.” by Maike Hickson June 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Viganò has given a … Continue reading

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The Heart of Jesus and the Virtue of Mortification (video)

Father Serafino Lanzetta (FI) reflects upon Our Lord’s life of constant mortification, particularly with regards to food. In considering the lives of certain saints who heroically mortified their appetites, we are motivated to imitate this beautiful virtue of Our Lord’s … Continue reading

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REVISITED: Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests

CP&S comment – This important post from Father Z on some current disturbing issues was first published last year and revisited again on his blog a few days ago. We think it deserves as wide a readership as possible to … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, June 13 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Anthony of Padua  Book of Ezekiel 17,22-24. Thus says the Lord GOD: I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar, from its topmost branches tear off a tender … Continue reading

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MASS CONFUSION: Some Considerations on the Feared Modification of Summorum Pontificum

Editor’s Note: What follows is not just a series of considerations on the upcoming “reforms” of Summorum Pontificum. Rather it is a kind of Rosetta Stone that can help new recruits to Tradition crack the code long used by Modernists … Continue reading

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Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Protestantism in the sixteenth century and Jansenism in the seventeenth had attempted to spoil one of the essential dogmas of Christianity, namely the love of God for all men.It became necessary that the Spirit of love, which directs the Church, … Continue reading

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What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Steven O’Reilly on ‘Roma Locuta Est’ Mike Lewis over at Where Peter Is has offered his ruminations on the state and future of evangelization. The lengthy essay (4,600 words plus) ponders “What can we offer the world?”  The question … Continue reading

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‘Vera fraternitas’: June, the Month of Brothers

By Peter Kwasniewski: ”June is what I like to call “the month of brothers,” where we find a quartet of blood brothers who won through to heaven together.” Gervase and Protase June 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the most … Continue reading

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