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Reflection for Trinity Sunday-Cycle B, 2018

FIRST READING            Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Moses said to the people:  “Ask now of the days of old, before your time, ever since God created man upon the earth; ask from one end of the sky to the other:  Did anything … Continue reading

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“Church Militant: The Forgotten Truth”

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus – (2 Timothy 2:3) ***** Here below is the outstanding sermon that Bishop Athanasius Schneider gave in the hall below the Church of St Mary Moorfields, London, after the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Coverup: An Open Letter to Pope Francis

“It is the Argentine attitude: Suppress and ignore”—V.S. Naipaul ‘I was part of the problem‘ Pope Francis was quoted telling the Chile abuse victims. Written by Elizabeth Yore and originally posted on The Remnant: Your Holiness, No. You weren’t part … Continue reading

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Sorting out confusing, contradictory messages from priests

Father Z answers a question from a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to ask you a question since I know you are knowledgable and do not lead souls astray. My question is not meant to vent … Continue reading

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Please Pray for Ireland!

From Catholicism.Org: This Friday, May 25th, the Republic of Ireland will hold a national referendum on the proposed repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which guarantees the right to life of the unborn child. A corrupt Irish … Continue reading

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Mary Wagner prisoner of conscience makes plea to Ireland

From Frontpage.org: Mary Wagner is a bold advocate for the life of the unborn baby. She has been arrested numerous times since 2012 in her native Canada for praying and handing out red roses, along with information pamphlets about the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sarah’s Homily to the Chartres Pilrgims

From Gregory Dipippo at The New Liturgical Movement:   With the kind permission of His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, we here publish an English translation of the homily … Continue reading

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A Bishop calls on his brother Bishops to celebrate the Traditional Pontifical Mass, TLM

22 May 2018, posted by Father Z on his blog,   A few bishops have blogs. A few blogs of bishops are worth looking at. Here is a blog post on a bishop’s blog which every bishop should read. Most Rev. … Continue reading

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Francis names 14 cardinals, surpassing numbers appointed by Benedict and John Paul

  J. McElwee at the Catholic National Reporter: ROME — Pope Francis named fourteen new Catholic cardinals May 20, again diversifying representation in the most elite body of church prelates with selections from places as far-flung as Iraq, Pakistan and Japan and solidifying … Continue reading

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James Martin: Pope Francis told sex abuse victim, “God made you gay.”

By Joseph Sciambra: According to an article appearing in El Pais, the largest newspaper in Spain, Pope Francis said to a male sex abuse victim that: “God made you gay.” The comments were allegedly made during a meeting between Pope … Continue reading

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Save the Family, Save the World

At the Family Life International Conference in London, Michael J. Matt delivers a powerful lecture on the restoration of Christianity through the defense and restoration of the Christian family. Commenting on martyrs, catacombs and Catholic resistance, Michael offers concrete suggestions … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle B-2018

FIRST READING            Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Address: There is power in Love

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A Pentecost meditation from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Dom Guéranger, O.S.B.

THE great day, which consummates the work that God had undertaken for the human race, has at last shone upon the world. The days of Pentecost, as St. Luke says, are accomplished.[1] We have had seven weeks since the Pasch; … Continue reading

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Reverence for our Eucharistic Lord

  By the Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland   My sister who lives here in Portland watched on EWTN the Mass I celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 28. One … Continue reading

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