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Reflection for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

from: The Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert. (https://christdesert.org) FIRST READING  Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls.  Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.  She … Continue reading

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From Casuistry to ‘Mercy’: Toward a New Art of Pleasing?

Image: Antonio Escobar y Mendoza, a prominent casuist of the 17th century. From Casuistry to ‘Mercy’: Toward a New Art of Pleasing? by  Msgr. Michel Schooyans From: OnePeterFive One might think casuistry is dead and buried, that the controversies of … Continue reading

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How Long Do Souls Remain In Purgatory? (Three Videos)

Sin has three consequences: Guilt, Debt, and Stain of Sin. Confession can remove the guilt; the sinner or anyone on behalf of the sinner can “pay” the debt, but only the sinner can remove the stain of sin by by … Continue reading

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Now is the time for a “Third Spring” in England

By Dr. Jack Scarisbrick Famously, in 1852 John Henry Newman, preaching at a celebration of that restoration of our Hierarchy, spoke of a ‘Second Spring’. This yielded a rich harvest. But now we need a third. In the last 167 … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

Vilnius (Wilno in Polish) is the capital of Lithuania, which was part of the multi-ethnic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth until this was destroyed in 1793 by the Prussian, Austrian and Russian Empires. Lithuania was taken over by the Russian Empire; then, after … Continue reading

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Cunctarum Haeresum Interemptri

The Slow Death of the Novus Ordo in the West As the numbers of vocations continue to dwindle in the West, where priests are recruited from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the entire experiment of anthropocentric religion … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke makes ‘final plea’ for clarity to Pope Francis on dubia anniversary

ROME, November 14, 2017 From LifeSiteNews: One year to the day after the dubia were made public, Cardinal Raymond Burke today is turning again to Pope Francis and to the whole Church in an urgent and final plea for clarity. In a … Continue reading

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Vatican II: Revolution Under the Guise of Reform

Guest Post by David Martin (11/12/17) Perhaps the greatest curse of our time has been the misguidance of the flock of Christ under the illusion of divine guidance, a treacherous path that was set in motion at Vatican II. Cardinal … Continue reading

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Did Saint Francis Predict Pope Francis?

 by  Christopher A. Ferrara from: The Remnant Did Saint Francis Predict Pope Francis? Traditionalists are often derided by neo-Catholic commentators for relying on supposedly apocryphal quotations from Popes or saints bearing on the current ecclesial crisis.  But these critics never … Continue reading

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Life in Hidden Light: A Video Inside a Cloistered Convent

Video of life inside an enclosed Carmelite community, including short excerpts of interviews with some of the Sisters. The Discalced Carmelites of Wolverhampton, UK, would like to thank Miranda Tasker and Marcus Nield, who made this film, for their hard … Continue reading

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On Pastoral Fear

Father RP St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that servile fear is of the kind that a servant feels before his master — essentially, a fear of punishment. “Accordingly, ” St. Thomas writes, “if a man turn to God and adhere to Him, through fear of … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

FIRST READING  Wisdom 6:12-16 Resplendent and unfading is wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her.  She hastens to make herself known in anticipation of their desire; whoever watches for … Continue reading

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“Inter-communion is not allowed between Catholics and non-Catholics”: Card. Sarah

“Inter-communion is not allowed between Catholics and non-Catholics. It is necessary to confess the Catholic faith. A non-Catholic cannot receive communion. This is very, very clear. It is not a matter of freedom of conscience. ” This is how Cardinal … Continue reading

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The Truth About the Shroud of Turin

Michelle Laque Johnson: ‘A presentation by Fr Robert Spitzer at the 2017 NAPA Institute Conference in California will be aired on EWTN in a six part series from, “EWTN On Location”. It begins at 9 a.m. ET, Saturday, Nov. 11 and … Continue reading

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Superstition, Dissent, and Scandal? A brief defence of Fr. Thomas Weinandy

Some pundits from both progressive and orthodox quarters have been quick to criticize and even condemn Fr. Weinandy and his missive to the Pope. Thus, a brief defense of Fr. Weinandy is in order. Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap., is … Continue reading

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