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May 31st – Feast of the Visitation

  What an easily-overlooked but beautiful Feast the Visitation is! Begun by St. Bonaventure among the Franciscans in A.D. 1263, it became a universal Feast in 1389, during the papacy of Urban VI. This Feast commemorates what is the second … Continue reading

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Divine Love Is ‘Supra-Rational’

By David Torkington When I first decided to spend my life searching for God I visited the great Carthusian monastery, St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Parkminster in Sussex with the intention of living the enclosed eremitical life. I was deeply impressed and … Continue reading

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Goals for Faithful Catholics in this time of confusion

Posted on 30 May 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on Fr Z’s Blog: A theologian friend feeds me stuff which I occasionally share here with some editing and editorializing. Perpend: Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a talk in Rome on May 7. I couldn’t attend, … Continue reading

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Venerating England’s saintly relics

By Sue Nicholson  BBC News: More than 800 years after he was murdered at Canterbury Cathedral, a small piece of elbow bone thought to belong to St Thomas Becket has been the centrepiece of a week-long pilgrimage in London and … Continue reading

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7 Lessons from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

from: The Catholic Gentleman – by  Sam Guzman Of all the gifts that God has given his Church, the greatest is without question the Blessed Sacrament, for it is nothing less than the body, blood, soul and Divinity of … Continue reading

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Living for Likes: The Danger of Living to Please Others

 Sam Guzman   As a blogger, one of the biggest temptations is to become fixated on likes, shares, and views, and to write everything so that it gets the most of them possible. Social media and the internet provide the … Continue reading

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Church Crisis in light of the Fatima secret

  From Rorate Caeli: By Roberto de Mattei May 25, 2016 The centenary year of Fatima was opened on Pentecost Sunday to news that caused quite a sensation. The German theologian Ingo Dollinger revealed to the “OnePeterFive” site that after … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words when it comes to abortion

Published by kind permission of the Editor, Catholic  Voice Ireland. by  Deacon Nick Donnelly   I come from a very pro-life Catholic family, which in part is due to my brothers and I being born very premature, and a brother … Continue reading

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A Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Msgr. Charles Pope  In many places, this Sunday features the (moved) Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Our Lord. On a solemn feast like this many things occur that might be preached and taught. Here are three … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be “Truly” Happy? Discover the “One Thing Necessary”

Fr Richard Heilman Surveys by Gallup, the National Opinion Research Center, and the Pew Organization conclude that spiritually devout people are twice as likely to report being “very happy” than the least religious people. Secular analysts seem to be doing … Continue reading

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24th May, Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians

Queen of the most holy Rosary, Help of Christians, refuge of the human race, victorious in all the battles of God, we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, in the sure hope of obtaining mercy and of receiving grace … Continue reading

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50 years ago today David Steel MP decided to introduce a Bill to legalise abortion in Britain

Posted by John Smeaton at on 23 May 2016 Lord Steel of Aikwood Paul Lennon, SPUC’s adviser on parliamentary affairs has reminded the Society this morning: “It is 50 years ago today that David Steel made the fateful decision to sponsor … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin is so good!

During World War One, on September 14th, in Noyon, France, a young corporal lay dying among wounded comrades. The officers had signaled to me that the poor fellow was lying in a field. When I got near him, leaning down, … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: Shared glory, Majesty’s gift

Posted on 20 May 2016  on Fr Z’s Blog by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf The Trinity is the hardest, most mysterious of all dogmas. There is a logic to the timing of this feast. We focus on the Son’s Ascension to the Father, then … Continue reading

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Catholics have filled the internet with venom and vitriol, says Vatican media advisor

From the Catholic Herald Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’ Many Catholics on the internet are uncharitable and disturbed individuals, the Vatican’s English-language media advisor has said. Speaking to … Continue reading

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