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Pope tells theologians to consult ‘non-Catholics,’ avoid ‘going backward’ in Tradition

Vatican City, LifeSiteNews: Pope Francis has warned an influential, Vatican-based theological commission against “going backward” in “Tradition,” instead urging them to promote the Gospel by consulting non-Catholic “experts.” The 85-year-old Pontiff made the comments Thursday to the International Theological Commission, a … Continue reading

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The Four Sundays of Advent

Advent is the period marking the four Sundays before Christmas.  By Tonia Long at America Needs Fatima: So, first, let’s get our dates straight. Advent begins on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle (November 30th) and … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 27 First Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Maximus Book of Isaiah 2,1-5. This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, The mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established as the highest … Continue reading

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New documentary: Died Suddenly

From LifeSiteNews: A new documentary called “Died Suddenly” has received almost 6.8 million views in the last 72 hours. This powerful, full documentary released a few days ago, also ties World Economic Forum and its Great Reset to what strongly … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Removes Caritas Leaders

From CNA Pope Francis removed the entire leadership yesterday of an international confederation of charities and appointed a temporary administrator to improve the organization’s management, issuing a decree appointing an Italian management consultant as temporary administrator of Caritas Internationalis (CI). This decision includes … Continue reading

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Who Is Managing the Synod on Synodality?

NEWS ANALYSIS: Voices supportive of Church teaching are not being given adequate exposure. Edward Pentin Vatican VATICAN CITY — In light of the controversy stirred up by the working document for the next stage of the multiyear Synod on Synodality, questions have arisen … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Forbearance And Tolerance

Christ before Pilate by Mihaly Munkacsy (1844-1900, Ukraine) By Mark Belanger at Catholic Stand “Never miss an opportunity to shut up” was a common saying in our region when I was growing up.  The act of ‘shutting up’ was simply … Continue reading

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Will You Choose the Prince of This World or the King of the Universe?

By Msgr. Charles Pope An aerial view of the statue of Christ the King in Świebodzin, Poland [In the New Liturgical Calendar] Sunday, Nov. 20, is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Mass readings: 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 20 Christ the King – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Edmund the Martyr 2nd book of Samuel 5,1-3. In those days, all the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said: “Here we are, your bone and your flesh. In … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes Against Christians on the Rise in Europe, Report Says

The report also wrote about a lack of media coverage and awareness stemming from self-censorship. Former devout Catholic nations, notably Ireland, are now, in only the last few decades, considered to be no longer Catholic. Europe, the cradle of Christianity, … Continue reading

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Helper Of Souls In Doubt And Darkness

Please consider offering the Litany of Padre Pio for priests below. Priests suffer more than most people in Purgatory for, as guardians of men’s souls, more is expected from them during their earthly lives. Litany of St Padre Pio Lord, … Continue reading

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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us!

The saint today is one of the patrons of Hungary, Elizabeth (+1320), the niece of Saint Hedwig of Silesia, (+1243) whom we celebrated in October. Elizabeth belongs to the ’24’ club – saints who died at that youthful age, or thereabouts … Continue reading

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St. Margaret of Scotland: A saint for service to the poor

By Michael R Heinlein at Simply Catholic: St. Margaret of Scotland (1045-1093), the granddaughter of an English king, was born in Hungary due to her father’s exile there as a child. Her early years were spent in the Hungarian court, … Continue reading

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Cdl. Müller: Pope would ‘automatically lose his office’ if he became a heretic

‘A pope could become a heretic as a private person and thus automatically lose his office if the contradiction to the revelation and the dogmatic teaching of the Church is evident,’ affirmed the eminent cardinal. Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig MüllerElke Wetzig … Continue reading

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A New Catholic Medical School Draws Inspiration From Padre Pio

From ‘The Pillar’ From abortion to assisted suicide to in vitro fertilization, moral challenges in the field of medicine abound in the United States. The Catholic Church proclaims the dignity of every human life. But protecting that dignity in the … Continue reading

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