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Cardinal Kasper: Can the ‘remarried’ now receive communion? ‘Yes. Period.’

  By Jan Bentz, October 24, 2016 , LifeSiteNews In a recent publication of the German journal Stimmen der Zeit (Journal for Christian Culture), Cardinal Walter Kasper published an article calling Amoris Laetitia a “paradigm shift” in the Church’s teaching. “Amoris Laetitia: Break or Beginning” is the title … Continue reading

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Instruction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Burial and Cremation

CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation: 1. To rise with Christ, we must die with Christ: we must “be away … Continue reading

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What Will You Do When the Persecution Comes?

By Anthony Esolen on CRISIS MAGAZINE I know there are plenty of Catholics who are, in one way or another, looking forward to the relentless institutional persecution that is coming our way unless we surrender the One Thing Needful to … Continue reading

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The coming Isolation and Desolation

Originally posted on Veil of Veronica:
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 We have entered into a time of chaos and lawlessness.  Hatred and vitriol are everywhere.  Terror is starting to…

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A child’s life saved by a distant memory

by DR JOHN MORRISSEY at the Catholic Herald Smell memory is very persistent. We can all perhaps remember the smell of our childhood comfort blanket, our mother’s perfume on the saliva moistened hankie that dabbed our chops, the incense at church. … Continue reading

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Psalm 53 Sung In Aramaic

 (To the choir-master. The Melody, Mahalat. A maskil. Of David.[1]) 1 εἰς τὸ τέλος ὑπὲρ μαελεθ συνέσεως τῷ Δαυιδ 2 εἶπεν ἄφρων ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν θεός διεφθάρησαν καὶ ἐβδελύχθησαν ἐν ἀνομίαις οὐκ ἔστιν ποιῶν ἀγαθόν 3 ὁ θεὸς … Continue reading

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Convergence Rather Than Conversion?

CP&S Comment: This completely un-Catholic idea of not proselytising we are hearing as apparently being the personal opinion of Pope Francis, is profoundly disturbing. Here is a timely reminder from Torch of the Faith of a story about the distinguished … Continue reading

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People, This is Paradise

CP&S Comment: After so much doom and gloom in the MSM and blogosphere in recent weeks, the St Louis Catholic blog looks at the current situation from a more positive angle. And the Lord God sent him out of the … Continue reading

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Six Cultural Trends That Challenge The Modern Evangelizer

By Msgr Charles Pope It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and thus make … Continue reading

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Contraception and Communion

From Crisis Magazine  ROBERT B. GREVING   It is puzzling: why do many Catholics receive the Eucharist, the source of all grace and the sign of being in communion with the Catholic Church, and yet support and practice contraception, abortion, and … Continue reading

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Prayer Really Works Listen to Fr Larry Richards’s powerful testimony about how an abortion clinic was expunged by PRAYER.

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Pope Francis to proclaim seven new Saints

Pope Francis pays his homage to the remains of child-martyr José Sanchez del Rio, in Morelia’s Cathedral Mexico – AP (Vatican Radio) On the morning of Sunday, October 16, Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass for the canonization of seven … Continue reading

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Is the Vatican Editing Pope Francis?

CP&S comment: There has been much discussion here about whether or not deliberate mistranslations and misinterpretations of Pope Francis’ words, both spoken and written, are at the root of the hurt, disorientation and frustration many Catholics have been experiencing during his … Continue reading

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Are you hurt, disoriented, frustrated about what’s going on in the Church? Wherein Fr Z rants.

From Father Z’s Blog: Two things struck me with special force today. Today I said the traditional Mass in the Duomo of Florence at the altar of St. Joseph, Patron of the Church, who protects the Church now just as … Continue reading

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On Eve of Quincentenary of Protestant Revolt, Vatican Ecumenism Ramps Up

    By Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive: Today’s Holy See Press Office Bulletin tells us that Pope Francis received a thousand German Lutherans in audience at the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican: The Holy Father described this as a “beautiful … Continue reading

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