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Cardinal Sarah: Widespread Communion in the hand is part of Satan’s attack on the Eucharist

From LifeSiteNews: ROME, February 22, 2018 The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal … Continue reading

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The Lord Is Silent But Not Forever

God has not only waited for you, but has often called you and invited you to receive pardon. What is there that I ought to do more for my vineyard? If God stood in need of you, or if you … Continue reading

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German Bishops Allow Holy Communion for Protestant Spouses in ‘Some Cases’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says a new ‘guide’ allowing some Protestant spouses to receive Holy Communion under certain circumstances is a ‘positive step’ while theologians have strongly warned against such a move.   By Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register: German … Continue reading

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“The Lord Waiteth That He May Have Mercy On You”

God waits for the sinner that he may amend. Know you not that the Lord has borne with you till now, not that you may continue to offend Him, but that you may weep over the evil you have done. … Continue reading

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After Sin, Hope For Mercy: Before Sin, Fear Judgement

St. Augustine says the devil deceives men in two ways: by despair and by hope. After the sinner has sinned, the devil tempts him to despair through terror of the Divine justice. Before he sinned, he encouraged him to it … Continue reading

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Papal advisor retweets call for Church to shut down EWTN unless they fire Raymond Arroyo

February 20, 2018 From LifeSiteNews; Papal confidante Father Antonio Spadaro retweeted a call for EWTN to be severely censured “until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo.” The call for an “interdict” to be imposed on the Catholic media empire started by … Continue reading

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Saint Francisco Marto of Fatima – a Contemplative Soul

20th February is the feast day of the little seer and contemplative of Fatima, St Francisco Marto (11th June, 1908 – 4th April, 1919). Alone among the three little visionaries, Francisco never heard Our Lady’s words, although he saw her and … Continue reading

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“My Son, Hast Thou Sinned. Do So No More”

The more you have offended God, so much the more should you fear to offend Him again. I do not say absolutely that after another sin there will be no more pardon for you, because this I know not. But … Continue reading

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St Bernadette: “My Duty is to be Sick and to Pray” (a video)

The feast day of St Mary. Bernard Soubirous, better known as St Bernadette of Lourdes, usually falls on 18th February, according to the old calendar, one week after the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. As both these dates fell … Continue reading

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God Is Merciful, Yet Many Are Lost Every Day

God is merciful! Yes; the mercy of God is infinite; but with all that mercy, how many are lost every day! I come to heal the contrite of heart! God heals those sinners who have a good will. He pardons … Continue reading

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For Peter Yet May Lie; Restricting Papal Infallibility

We are reblogging an article from Whispers of Restoration in the hope it will help enlighten those Catholics who are of the erroneous opinion that any criticism of the current pope seated on the Chair of Saint Peter forms an act … Continue reading

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“Thou Shalt Not Tempt The Lord Thy God”

God, as the Apostle says, will have all men to be saved. (1 Tim. ii. 4). But God wishes us all to labour for our salvation by adopting the means of overcoming our enemies, and by obeying His voice calling … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 1st Week of Lent (Cycle B)

    FIRST READING              Genesis 9:8-15 God said to Noah and to his sons with him:  “See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you:  all … Continue reading

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Mary’s Martyrdom Lifelong

The Passion of Jesus, as St. Bernard says, began with His Birth, so did Mary’s Martyrdom endure throughout her whole life. Wherefore well might Mary say: My life is wasted with grief and my years in sighs. My sorrow is … Continue reading

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Cardinal Zen: ‘A schismatic church with the Pope’s blessing will be horrible!’

In a post on the Catholic Herald entitled ‘In praise of China’s outspoken cardinal’, Fr Raymond de Souza reports: “Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps. [T]he emeritus … Continue reading

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