Author Archives: Catholicism Pure & Simple

Readings and Reflections for the Feast of the Ascension

Thursday, May 13 Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar Bl. Julian of Norwich Acts of the Apostles 1,1-11. In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving … Continue reading

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Vatican uses pro-abortion terminology ‘pro-choice’ for first time in ‘abdication of moral authority’

VATICAN CITY, LifeSiteNews: In what would appear to be a first, the Vatican has succumbed to a common practice among abortion advocates and repeatedly mentioned the pro-abortion term “pro-choice” in a recent letter describing politicians who support abortion.  Cardinal Luis … Continue reading

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Finding Viganò: Interview with Robert Moynihan

Thanks to LifeSiteNews for this insightful interview with Vatican reporter Dr Robert Moynihan:

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Tradition and Revival in Mexico

Thanks to ChurchMilitant.com for drawing attention to this positive development for the Church. May the forthcoming conference promoting tradition in western Mexico bear much fruit! Organized by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), the Third Conference on Summorum Pontificum will incorporate a series … Continue reading

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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s “False Church of Darkness”?

CNA Staff, May 10, 2021 / 14:35 pm America/Denver (CNA) Priests and pastoral workers in Germany defied the Vatican Monday by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples. Organizers held a day of protest on May 10 in response to … Continue reading

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May 10: Feast of Damien of Moloka’i, Saint of the Lepers

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”, (John 15:13). From CNA The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become … Continue reading

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No Free Speech for Catholics!

Comment. In the past few months, social media giants Facebook and Twitter have adopted increasingly restrictive censoring policies towards Catholic media outlets. One by one, traditional Catholic websites, Facebook pages, comments on Twitter, and YouTube videos, are being brazenly censored … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, May 9 Sixth Sunday of Easter Roman Ordinary calendar St. Pachomius Acts of the Apostles 10,25-26.34-35.44-48. When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and, falling at his feet, paid him homage. Peter, however, raised him up, saying, “Get up. I myself am also a … Continue reading

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The Eucharist & Catholics in Public Life (video)

On EWTN’s ‘WORLD OVER’, hosted by Raymond Arroyo, Fr. Gerald Murray, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of New York, and Patrick Brennan, professor of law at Villanova University, discuss the growing controversy over whether politicians and public figures … Continue reading

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Pius XII: On Christians More In Name Than In Fact

CP&S comment: The teachings of the Catholic Church, from the time of the Apostles down to our day and beyond, form the unchanging bulwarks of the Faith. In this meditation taken from an Encyclical that Ven. Pius XII wrote on … Continue reading

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Germany: On The Brink Of Schism

from The Catholic Thing The universal Church is about to witness, in the homeland of Martin Luther, some (but not all) German bishops taking a dangerous path toward open schism with the pope.  In outright rebellion to the text by … Continue reading

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Gaia, false gods and public policy

By George Weigel at First Things: I claim no expertise in climate science. I do claim a certain competence in detecting spin in the media; for I’m a card-carrying member of that clan, as I’ve committed print journalism for more … Continue reading

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4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

First posted by Fr Z on yesterday’s feast of the English and Welsh Martyrs: Today is the Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. There are, however, I believe really 284 beatified and canonized martyrs from the time … Continue reading

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The Tears of Saint Monica

Patron saint of abuse victims, invoked for conversion of family members and loved ones, difficult marriages and disappointing children. FEAST DAY 3rd MAY (Traditional calendar) All mothers can relate to St Monica. Even if we don’t have a wayward son … Continue reading

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Vatican Health Gig gets Contraception Cash

VATICAN CITY, ChurchMilitant.com: The John Templeton Foundation, committed to promoting contraception in partnership with faith-based organizations, is pumping $750,000 into the Vatican’s global health conference as its main financier.   Pfizer, which pushes its injectable contraceptive Sayana Press in collaboration with global aid … Continue reading

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