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The Priest in Cassock is a Living Sermon

 Brian Williams -Liturgy Guy For the past three years the good people of St. Joseph, Missouri have been treated to an unusual sight in this day and age: a priest in cassock walking their city streets. As recently reported by … Continue reading

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Historic restoration of Jesus’ tomb completed

Daniel Estrin March 22, 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS The renovated Edicule is seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem’s old city Monday, Mar. 20, 2017. (Credit: … Continue reading

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The Celtic Church — Myth and Reality

by  Charles A. Coulombe For many people — practicing, nominal, and non-Catholic alike — in the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere, St. Patrick’s day is welcome relief from the rigours (if any) of Lent, or at the very least … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Gift of the Catholic Faith in Ireland

By Patrick Kenny (adapted): “I beg of God whom I love to grant me that I may shed my blood with those strangers and captives for His name’s sake, even though I be without burial itself, or my corpse be … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of Christ at the Cross

  From OnePeterFive: Editor’s Note: This article written by Maike Hickson has been originally published in Lent of 2015 by Professor Roberto de Mattei on the Italian website Corrispondenza Romana. Subsequently, it was republished in German on Giuseppe Nardi’s website Katholisches.info and in English … Continue reading

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Faithful Await Vatican Verdict on Medjugorje

Cardinal Arinze, whose new book about Marian veneration will be released this month, tells the Register ‘it’s not so simple’ for Rome to rule on the matter. By Edward Pentin (National Catholic Register’s Rome correspondent) VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Francis … Continue reading

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Devotion to the Five Wounds

Isaias 53:3-5: “Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and His look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our infirmities and carried … Continue reading

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Four Years Later: Reflections on an Unprecedented Pontificate

From Steve Skojec at OnePeterFive: On March 13, 2013, I sat in my office and watched my screen as a new pope — a man whom I had never seen before that moment — walked out onto the loggia of St. … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale for Lent

A wonderful tale with a great lesson to be learnt as we commence the second week of our Lenten journey. By David Torkington Some years ago, I shared a flat with a man called Caruthers. If ‘morals make the man, … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent—12 March

      “His face shone as the sun, and His garments became as white as snow.” The Gospel this morning is an interesting one.The Church considers it a very important one, for it is recited three times during the … Continue reading

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The end of the ‘Hitler’s Pope’ myth

By Fr Leo Chamberlain OSB For 50 years, the truth about Pius XII’s battle against Nazism has been suppressed. But new evidence makes his heroism undeniable It has scarcely been noticed in Britain, but a remarkable development has recently taken … Continue reading

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SSPX priest, Fr. Gleize, offers “jaw-dropping treatment” of AL

CP&S comment: “Jaw-dropping treatment” – that is the shocked description of Louie Verrechio (aka Catholic blogspot) to the analysis of Father Gleize’s defence of Pope Francis’ notorious Exhortation, ‘Amoris Laetitia’, in relation to the still unanswered ‘dubia’ of the four Cardinals. … Continue reading

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The Empty Imperial Throne

By Dr Joseph Shaw (LMS Chairman) Over on Rorate Caeli I’ve posted an article by James Bogle, former FIUV President, LMS Committee member and author of a book on Bl Charles of Austria, on the role formerly played by the … Continue reading

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Friday of Ember Week in Lent

On the Friday in Ember Week the Station was always made in the Church of the Twelve Apostles, situated at the foot of the Quirinal, for the examination of candidates for ordination. Thus were the future priests and deacons put … Continue reading

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Stop Playing “Let’s Pretend” about Islam

By William Kilpatrick on The Catholic Thing It’s disappointing that Lt. General William Mc Master, President Trump’s new National Security Advisor, has said that the Islamic State is “un-Islamic.” He also insists that organizations like ISIS “cynically use a perverted … Continue reading

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