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Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

December 12th marks the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to Saint Juan Diego in Mexico, in 1531. The number of pilgrims flocking to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year, from all over the world, is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tradition and Sanity Go Hand in Hand

By Anna Kalinowski at OnePeterFive: I am pleased to provide a brief review of Dr. Peter Kwasniewski’s newest book, Tradition and Sanity, published this fall by Angelico Press. (US here and UK here). The book, subtitled Conversations and Dialogues of a … Continue reading

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Vere tu es Deus absconditus – (December 10, Feast of the Holy House of Loreto)

One request I have ever made of the Lord, let me claim it still, to dwell in the Lord’s house my whole life long. V. Gazing at the beauty of the Lord, haunting his sanctuary (Ps 26:4, Gradual of the … Continue reading

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The Right Use of Speech and Advent Music

Father George W. Rutler All creation emanated from the voice of God uttering: “Let there be light.” There was nothing and no one yet to hear it, only God himself. As animate creatures came into being, they were able to … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent-Cycle C

FIRST READING         Baruch 5:1-9 Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on your head the miter that displays the glory … Continue reading

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BISHOP CHALLONER’S MEDITATION FOR DECEMBER 8TH, ON THE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN.

  Tota pulchra es, Maria, es macula originalis non est in te.   Consider first, how man who was originally created in justice and sanctity – to be happy here in grace and innocence, and eternally happy hereafter in the … Continue reading

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Stay With Me, Lord – Padre Pio

  One of the most beautiful  communion prayers is the “Stay With Me, Lord” prayer by Padre Pio. This prayer acknowledges that: It is necessary to have God. We are weak without God. We need to always ask God to … Continue reading

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Virginity Relies on Devotion to Our Lady

On the eve of the great feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary let us reflect on the closing words of Pius XII’s Encyclical,‘Sacra Virginitas’, a golden key unlocking the best way to preserve and increase the virtue of virginity and chastity, … Continue reading

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Cdl. Burke: ‘Synodality’ suggests some kind of ‘new church’ where pope’s authority is destroyed

From LifeSiteNews: Cardinal Raymond Burke has come out criticizing the concept of “synodality” that was barely discussed during the recently concluded “Youth Synod,” but, nevertheless, found its way into the final document, surprising many of the Synod Fathers. “It’s become … Continue reading

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Avoiding another Roman fiasco in February

There are disturbing signs that Those Who Just Don’t Get It are still not getting it, I’d like to flag some pitfalls the February meeting should avoid. George Weigel The Dispatch CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT (us.fotolia.com/krivinis) By peremptorily ordering the American bishops … Continue reading

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Advent is the Remedy to our Spiritual Crisis

by JD Flynn (CNA) “Insincerity was an evil which sprang up within the Church from the first,” wrote Blessed John Henry Newman in 1839. “Ananias and Simon were not open opposers of the Apostles, but false brethren.” Any of us, … Continue reading

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Judgement day for complicit American Catholics – Fr. Mark Goring, CC

At last, a priest who is publicly giving voice to the silent scream of the unborn ! Many Catholics are asking themselves: Have we been blessed with a “new Fulton Sheen” in  Fr. Mark Goring? May God bless and protect … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis may really be doing by saying he doesn’t want gays to become priests

by John-Henry Western  ANALYSIS December 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The full book has not been released, but the teaser quotes from Pope Francis’ new book-length interview on clergy and religious life are causing a stir. The book suggests that active … Continue reading

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Lord, You Know It All

Conversion through contrition plays an important part of our Advent journey. Often it is the most unlikely event or meeting that will spark that vital change of heart for us to recognise our sinful ways, to sincerely repent of them, … Continue reading

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Instaurare Omnia in Christo

“I ask you to remember the words of the Apostle: ‘Walk carefully, that our ministry be not blamed;’ let our actions be such that our enemies shall find nothing in us worthy of reproach.” (Pope St Pius X) Pope Saint … Continue reading

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