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Cardinal Schönborn hosts LGBT prayer service in Cathedral

By Lisa Bourne at LifeSiteNews: VIENNA, Austria, December 14, 2017 Viennese Cardinal Christoph Schönborn co-hosted a homosexual-themed prayer service in his cathedral earlier this month for World Aids Day. The event in St. Stephen’s Cathedral included speeches given by a world-famous … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the Dialogue of Religions

By Eduardo J. Echeverria at The Catholic Thing WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017 In my view, Benedict XVI provides much-needed clarity about inter-religious dialogue and its goals. In an earlier article on The Catholic Thing, I wrote of Joseph Ratzinger’s view … Continue reading

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LifeSite interviews mysterious author of ‘The Dictator Pope’

From LifeSiteNews ROME, December 12, 2017 “The popular image of Pope Francis is one of the most extraordinary deceptions of the present time,” Marcantonio Colonna, author of The Dictator Pope, has said in a new interview with LifeSiteNews. The explosive … Continue reading

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Pro-life leaders from 13 countries accuse Pope Francis of failing to uphold Church teaching

This, my friends, is deeply troubling. Do we have a Pope who refuses to uphold Catholic teaching? Or worse; one who teaches heresy? If that is so, the repercussions of this are, and will be, of enormous, unimaginable damage to … Continue reading

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The Medjugorje Controversy Continues

Four days ago ALETEIA published this report: Official pilgrimages to Medjugorje are being authorized, confirms Pope Francis’ envoy Archbishop Henryk Hoser tells Aleteia that it still falls to the pope to make final decision on commission’s report about veracity of reported … Continue reading

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For the Record: Franciscan Friars & Sisters of the Immaculate status update — Bergoglio’s destruction nearly complete

From RORATE CAELI For so many years now we have both broke and chronicled the news of Pope Bergoglio’s destruction of the Franciscans of the Immaculate — both the Friars (FFI) and the Sisters (FSI). So much has happened, often … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

from: The Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert       FIRST READING Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an … Continue reading

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On Advent and Longing For Heaven

Advent is here, one of my favourite seasons. Continuing to find endless treasures in the prayer of the Traditional Mass, I treat here the liturgical motif of inconsolate desire and its answer in Christ. The Impossible Desire of the Human … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ‘Our Father’ is poorly translated

From CNA/EWTN News : In a video series for Italian television network TV2000, Pope Francis said that “lead us not into temptation” is a poorly translated line of the Our Father. “This is not a good translation,” the Pope said … Continue reading

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mary’s Immaculate Conception by Father William G. Most In teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate, the Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: The Vicar of Allah?

A startling question! But read this article  from the Fatima Centre to find out why it is being asked. Pope Francis made headlines recently for his championing of the Rohingya. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it is … Continue reading

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Growing Faith in 2017: Two Hopeful Stories in a Troubled Year  by Henry Hickey From:  OnePeterFive It’s been a rough year for the Catholic Church, with traditional Catholic teaching under constant attack, so I want to share some positive things … Continue reading

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President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

( – President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and has instructed the State Department to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thereby fulfilling his campaign promise. … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court ‘divided’ over gay wedding cake case: “tolerance is a two-way street” states Justice Kennedy

CP&S comment – The refusal of a baker to make and decorate a cake for a [so named] ‘gay wedding’ for reasons of a religious conscience, causing a subsequent uproar of indignity and self-righteousness from the LGBT lobby, may appear … Continue reading

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The Time has Come to Convene an “Imperfect” Synod!

From: VERI CATHOLICI Rome, Dec. 3, 2017 A. D. — With the publication of the recent edition of the Acta Apostolica Sedis, in which documents are included which attempt to exalt the personal heresy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who denies … Continue reading

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