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The Pope’s homily on Pentecost Sunday

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of Pentecost  English translation the Pope’s homily this Pentecost Sunday“As the Father has sent me, even so I send you…  Receive the Holy Spirit” (Jn 20:21-22).  The gift of … Continue reading

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The Plan to Destroy Civilization

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What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think

By: Msgr. Charles Pope In polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

 

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Kenyan Bishop on international indifference after massacre of 150 Christian students

It is not only very sad, it is also very shameful, that Bishop Anthony Muheria of Kitui (Kenya) should have to announce the cold indifference shown by the international community to the callous massacre of so many young Christian students … Continue reading

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Irish Marriage ‘Equality’ Referendum – “Why I am voting ‘No’!”

By Brian Ó Caithnia Let me explain why I am voting No to the legal redefinition of marriage on May 22nd. The correct title of this referendum should be “The Abolition of Marriage Bill”. This INSANE legislation is easily the most … Continue reading

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Two talks from the Rome Life Forum

Below are two links to videos of talks given at the Rome Life Forum earlier this month. The first, given by Father Linus Clovis, is an analysis of the current crisis in the Church. Fr Linus Clovis is the director … Continue reading

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Stolen Property

By Michael Voris on The Vortex. Click here to see a video recording of this post. I’m Michael Voris coming to you from London, England. This country is planted thick with churches and convents and monasteries and practically all of … Continue reading

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Novena in preparation for Pentecost

Prayers to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts FIRST DAY (Friday, 6th Week of Easter) Holy Spirit! Lord of Light! From Your clear celestial height, Your pure beaming radiance give! The Holy Spirit  Only one thing is important – eternal salvation. Only … Continue reading

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Ascension Thursday Sunday

Forty Days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Acts of the Apostles records Jesus’ ascension into heaven. The ascension is an important Christian feast attesting and celebrating the reality of the God-Man Jesus Christ’s returning to the Father, to return again … Continue reading

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Not Crowded, but Close – A Brief Reflection and Clarification on the Communion of Saints in Heaven

By: Msgr. Charles Pope Many of you know that I write the weekly “Question and Answer” column for the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper. Every now and again I get a question that stands out as unique, one that I had … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell and Cardinal Burke encourage pro-life and pro-family advocates

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 From John Smeaton, SPUC Director: Whilst in Rome for Voice of the Family meetings and for Italy’s March for Life, our Voice of the Family/SPUC team had the pleasure of meeting Cardinal Burke: Cardinal Burke joins SPUC/Voice of … Continue reading

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What Does the Arrest of St. Paul at Philippi Teach a Sometimes-Timid Church?

By: Msgr. Charles Pope In daily Mass we are following the missionary journeys of St. Paul. Yesterday we heard of his going over to Macedonia and of the baptism of the first “European” converts: Lydia of Thyatira and her family. … Continue reading

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Love Mary

“Love Mary! She is loveable, faithful, constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. … Continue reading

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Synod 2015 and what Pope Benedict said about Marriage

  In light of the upcoming Synod on marriage and the family this autumn and new ‘quickie divorce’ laws in Italy, it may be worth revisiting what Pope Benedict XVI  had to say about marriage and family life during a … Continue reading

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