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1 Year Later: Fr. Paul Scalia’s funeral sermon

Thanks to Father Z for highlighting this outstanding homily given by Father Paul Scalia during the Requiem Mass for his father, Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on 13th February 2016. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful … Continue reading

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Malta’s Archbishop: Seminarians Can Leave if They Don’t Agree With Pope Francis

By Edward Pentin: The Archbishop of Malta has confirmed to the Register that he told the country’s seminarians earlier this month that if any of them do not agree with Pope Francis, “the seminary gate is open,” implying they are free to … Continue reading

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Hermit of Loreto’s 1980s Premonition About President Trump

We thought our visitors, especially our many loyal American visitors, would find this revelation most interesting. From Fr Richard Heilman on Roman Catholic Man Just posted to YouTube yesterday, Father Giacomo Capoverde shares a fascinating story of his encounter with … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the Epistle for Sexagesima Sunday

Sexagesima Sunday (yesterday) contained a beautiful Epistle from St Paul to the Corinthians, describing his sufferings willingly borne for Christ and his trust in the Lord. For all those who were not fortunate enough to be able to attend Mass … Continue reading

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Please Join in the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Wherever You Are

 From Torch of the Faith EWTN GB has posted these photographs of yesterday’s event at Westminster Cathedral with a H/T to Fr. Jeff Steel. I also notice that a gentleman called Andrew Cusack has more splendid images on his Twitter page. … Continue reading

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When Cardinals Clash

CP&S Comment – We are in an unprecedented crisis in the Church today. Since the founding of the pillars of Christ’s Church in the early years following the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, never before have we had … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider: Catholics are NOT called to blind obedience to the Pope

February 17, 2017 From LifeSiteNews: Asked about the confusion in the Church today stemming directly from Pope Francis and how the faithful are to respond, a prominent Catholic bishop has said Catholics do not owe blind obedience to the Pope, adding … Continue reading

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Cardinal to crown Our Lady of Fatima & consecrate England & Wales to Immaculate Heart

  Abridged from EWTN UK: Cardinal Nichols will receive, bless and crown the World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrim Virgin statue in Westminster Cathedral today, Sat 18th February 2017. During the celebration His Eminence will renew the consecration of our country to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis has removed every single member of the Vatican pro-life academy

February 17, 2017 By Jan Bentz at LifeSiteNews The Pontifical Academy for Life, long a bastion of orthodoxy within the Vatican, now has no members and is effectively shut down after Pope Francis’ recent reform of the institution. The pope issued … Continue reading

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Taking Issue with Pope Francis’ Perceived Aversion to Tradition

CP&S Comment: We have decided to make a separate post in order to give everyone a chance of reading the very interesting and insightful comment from ‘Crow‘, one of our regular CP&S visitors. Crow’s comment was originally entered on the … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard!

From Father Z’s blog: Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm … Continue reading

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Freemason service at England’s Mother Church on same day as consecration to Our Lady

  By Deacon Nick Donnelly at EWTN Feb 15th 2017 Justin Welby, the Church of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury, is allowing a full Masonic service to be conducted in Canterbury cathedral on the same day that Cardinal Nichols reconsecrates England … Continue reading

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Unrest at the Vatican; reassurances backfire

From:   February 15, 2017 ( – What in the world is going on in Rome this week? First the Vatican press office issues a statement from the Council of Cardinals, supporting the Pope. It would certainly be news if the … Continue reading

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A blow upon a bruise

By Dr. Edward Peters from In the Light of the Law, A Canon Lawyer’s Blog February 14, 2017 Evelyn Waugh’s character Charles Ryder described his friend Sebastian’s protracted acts of self-destruction as “a blow, expected, repeated, falling upon a bruise, … Continue reading

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Interview with Bernard Janzen about Fr Malachi Martin’s message for our times

 From   Feb 13TH 2017,  by Jason Kippen, Catholic commentary: I had the honour of interviewing Bernard Janzen, a Canadian Catholic Journalist who during the 1990’s conducted a series of interviews with Fr. Malachi Martin regarding the state of the … Continue reading

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