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Hungarian cardinal champions Church teaching in synod address

By Andrew Guernsey at LifeSiteNews: ROME, October 6, 2015 In his opening plenary address on Monday to the Ordinary Synod, Pope Francis called for an “apostolic courage, which refuses to be intimidated.” Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő, General Relator of the synod, was not one … Continue reading

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The parable of the wheat and the tares: Eccles’ take on the Synod

This gem comes from Eccles – a veritable tonic for the synod-weary: There was a man who sowed good cardinal seed in his field: among the numerous varieties planted there were Burkeus Cappamagnificus, a traditional American grain, Pellus Boomerangus, a robust Australian variety, and Mueller … Continue reading

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Fr. Dariusz Oko speaks: the homolobby is “the dark side of the Church”

This article was published Monday 5th October on Toronto Catholic Witness. This is a very grave matter that sheds a sinister shadow over possible manipulations by the Homolobby at the current Synod on the Family. Fr. Dariusz Oko has given an … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gänswein’s Thinly Veiled Critique of the German Bishops

From Rorate Caeli: In a speech given at the opening of the academic year of the theological seminary of the Austrian Cistercian Abbey, Stift Heiligenkreuz (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz), H.E. Archbishop Georg Gänswein offered what amounted to a thinly veiled … Continue reading

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Ann Barnhardt heckles Bishop

From the new group blog set up by Hilary White for the duration of the Synod: A little while back I had the opportunity to attend a small conference about Marriage and Evolution, as in Darwinian evolution, specifically addressing the damage … Continue reading

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A voice out of silence?

A surprising post from VULTUS CHRISTI yesterday asking if  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s inclusion to the Synod opening today in Rome might not be a welcome idea. I no longer carry the power of the office for the government of … Continue reading

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Petition to the Holy Father (from Msgr. Bernard Fellay)

Below is a letter from Msgr. Fellay (Superior General of the SSPX) to Pope Francis underlining the importance of safeguarding Catholic Family values and the Church’s dogmatic teaching on the sanctity and indissolubility of marriage at the Synod on the Family. … Continue reading

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Holy Guardian Angels – October 2nd

This feast, like many others, was local before it was placed in the Roman calendar. It was not one of the feasts retained in the Pian breviary, published in 1568; but among the earliest petitions from particular churches to be … Continue reading

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Words of Encouragement from Bishop Schneider

In his latest post Steve Skojec over at OnePeterFive writes: Last week, I wrote to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, asking for encouragement in the face of such darkness emanating from within the Church. In his response, he exhorted, “God is using in this time … Continue reading

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Synod Preamble . . . The Pope’s Extraordinary But Perilous Policy

In light of the fast approaching Synod of the Family, here is an excellent article written for The Wanderer by Louise Kirk:   September 24, 2015 The time of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. has arrived as I write this. Each … Continue reading

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Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio!

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Choose Life! (A video from the Irish Bishops)

Please pray and help us to Keep Ireland Abortion-Free [Update] Prayer Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

 Rules of Life     By Archbishop Francesco Follo ( Roman Rite NM 11.25 to 29; PS 19; Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43.45.47-48 1) On the road with the Life that gives life and the rules of life. The passage from … Continue reading

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Cardinal Danneels Admits to Being Part of ‘Mafia’ Club Opposed to Benedict XVI

New authorised biography also reveals papal delegate at upcoming synod wrote letter to Belgium government supporting same-sex “marriage” legislation because it ended discrimination against LGBT groups by Edward Pentin on NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER Further serious concerns are being raised about … Continue reading

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Feast of Our Lady of Ransom – September 24th

From ‘The Saint Andrew Daily Missal’ The Blessed Virgin appeared in the thirteenth century to St. Peter Nolasco, St. Raymund of Pennafort, and to James, king of Aragon, requesting them to found a religious institute with the object of delivering … Continue reading

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