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For Jesuits Satan no longer exists

CP&S comment – In light of the continuing refusal of Pope Francis to either answer the straightforward questions of the ‘Dubia‘ made public last year, or to even grant an audience to the four Cardinals, co-authors of the Dubia, to discuss … Continue reading

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VIDEO Edward Pentin and Fr Murray on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

The video below from EWTN’s ‘World Over’ has been highlighted by number of Catholic bloggers, including Fr Z who thinks that Ed Pentin is ‘arguably the best English-language Vaticanista in Rome right now’:

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Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Msgr. Charles Pope   The Lord speaks to us today of one of the most central struggles in our life: fear. Yes, fear is one of our deepest drives and though it has a positive purpose, too often we miss … Continue reading

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St. John the Baptist – Defender of Holy Matrimony

Ann Barnhardt: “The following is an EXTREMELY prescient and timely sermon of St. Peter Chrysologous who was a Fifth Century bishop of Ravenna in Italy. For anyone who is following events surrounding the […] relentless attack on marriage, it is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief

From LifeSiteNews: Why doesn’t the Pope respond to the Dubia? The former director of the Vatican Bank thinks he knows why. In a biting essay in Italy’s La Verità, translated below, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi suggests that Francis is sending two … Continue reading

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Act of Consecration for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials, and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honouring and glorifying Thee. This is … Continue reading

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Saint Thomas More: Nothing can come but what God wills.

From today’s Office of Readings for the Feast of St John Fisher and Thomas More, Martyrs: Extract from Saint Thomas More’s letter written in prison to his daughter Margaret (The English Works of Sir Thomas More, London, 1557, p. 1454) … Continue reading

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Francis effect: ‘Courageous priest’ retreats ‘into the longstanding Tradition of the Church’

By Dexter Duggan at The Wanderer: A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more … Continue reading

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A Morning Laugh!

From Nick Donnelly “The absurdity of Francis’ pontificate in a tweet”

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Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

  On June 21st, the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a 16th century Jesuit seminarian known for his radiant purity and holiness. He was born March 9, 1568, in Castiglione, Italy, to a wealthy and influential family. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ignores Cardinals’ request for an audience to discuss Dubia

These are anxious times for the Church. Doctrinal anarchy and unorthodoxy are reigning in Rome. We had hardly caught our breath after the shocking news of the new heretical appointees to the Pontifical Academy of Life, when we hear about this…. … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER ALERT! The Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia ask an AUDIENCE

Posted by Father Zuhlsdorf on his blog: From Edward Pentin at the faithful National Catholic Register (not to be confused with faithless Fishwrap): Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ [The Four Cardinals who submitted the Five Dubia] Letter Asking Pope for an Audience … Continue reading

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Jesuit Scholar: Seeking to Defend Islam at All Costs Is Betraying the Truth

CP&S comment:  A perceptive analysis in an interview with Jesuit Father Henri Boulad on the misguided views some are preaching about Islam. To attempt to make out that the ideology for jihadist terrorist attacks is due to a perverted interpretation … Continue reading

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The secret to the remarkable success of the Chartres pilgrimage: penance

In these days of the worldwide solemn celebrations of CORPUS CHRISTI – tradionally celebrated on the Thursday after the feast of the Most Holy Trinity, but in most places now moved forwards to the following Sunday – this article from … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia, Fully Implemented

By Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive: In the 14 months since the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia was published, countless pixels have been spilled discussing it, dissecting it, breaking it down, and lamenting its clearly heterodox intent. We’ve seen its ambiguous provisions … Continue reading

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