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4th May – Feast of the English Martyrs

On 25th October 1970, Pope Paul VI canonized the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, “to the glory of the holy and undivided Trinity, for the honour of the universal faith and the advancement of Christian life”. The forty were … Continue reading

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Month of May, month of Mary

By Marge Fenelon at the National Catholic Register: Guillaume Perrier (1600-1656), “La remise du rosaire” It’s here. May, the month in which the earth springs into bloom (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and we start thinking about planting gardens, … Continue reading

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Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross – May 3rd

O Cross, brighter than all the stars, famed throughout the world, lovely unto men, and of all things the most holy, which alone wast worthy to bear the ransom of the world: O sweet wood, O sweet nails, that bore … Continue reading

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Critters on St Peter’s, Rock in the Sistine Chapel, Bishop on a Bike…

From Fr Z’s Blog: The slide continues…   We saw that the Sistine Chapel was rented out to Porsche. We had the projections of critters on the facade of the Vatican Basilica. Now we have rock music in, again, the … Continue reading

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1 May: St. Joseph the Worker

  From Father Z’s Blog : In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday 1 May we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph, Opifex or Worker.  We don’t ignore the 5th Sunday after Easter, of course (6th Sunday of Easter … Continue reading

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Five statements from SSPX on AL

From OnePeterFive: After Father Matthias Gaudron of the SSPX district in Germany published a strong critique of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (here is the full English translation), two more statements have recently been officially presented by DICI, one of the websites of … Continue reading

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Something’s Coming – May the 4th Be With You!

This the second of two posts by Fr. Richard Heilman (ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN) that we are publishing on CP&S on how to better prepare ourselves for the coming 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima in 1917.  May 13th … Continue reading

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A Prominent German Theologian and Friend of Pope Benedict Warns of the Danger of Schism

By Robert Moynihan: The Spaemann Interview The Catholic News Agency (CNA) news service (which is connected with the late Mother Angelica’s EWTN Catholic television network), has bureaus in a number of countries, and a journalist in the bureau in Germany, Anian Christoph Wimmer, … Continue reading

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On the verge of a deal with the SSPX?

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the acceptance of certain texts of the Second Vatican Council with … Continue reading

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“Things Accelerate Toward The End” – Prophecy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen

By Fr. Richard Heilman “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid … because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider weighs in on Amoris Laetitia

Update: There is now an official English translation of Bishop Schneider’s response to AL which we offer below. It is preceded by a note from the Bishop to OnePeterFive. Bishop Schneider wishes this to be read by all so please repost … Continue reading

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The Biggest News Story Never Told

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK What’s the biggest news story of our time? What has been the biggest story for the last decade and one-half? Answer: the resurgence of Islam, and, in particular, the rapid spread of Islamic jihad. But, with a … Continue reading

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Non-Judgmental Shepherds

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement“ – (John 7:24) By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky on The Catholic Thing (slightly abridged) – Sunday, April 24, 2016 Many people today expect religion to be “non-judgmental.” Self-esteem, apparently, is in short … Continue reading

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UK Parliament recognises genocide in Middle East – Finally!

From Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) – 22nd April 2016. The House of Commons has recognised Daesh (ISIS)’s attacks on Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic and religious minorities as Genocide. Many thanks to all of you who contacted … Continue reading

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When I don’t know what to do, I tell myself to act like Mary!

When we meet the Virgin Mary, something changes within us… The Immaculate is “unique.” But our way to reach the level of her purity must be through humility, with a simple, child-like attitude, far different from the complicated ways of … Continue reading

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