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The Mysteries of Lent

“On Ash Wednesday, the Church calls Lent a Christian warfare.” We may be sure that a season so sacred as this of Lent is rich in mysteries. The Church has made it a time of recollection and penance, in preparation … Continue reading

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“By My Holy Face You Will Work Wonders”

Votive Feast of the Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ Deformed in the Passion: This Feast is not found in the Missae pro Aliquibus Locis of most editions of the Roman Missal. The Devotion to the Holy Face has its … Continue reading

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Divine Sense of Humour?

Maybe it was Divine Intervention, when during the Angelus on 14th February a powerful gust of wind blew a window tapestry up into Pope Francis’ face, just as he said that “God is the One who contaminates Himself” – perhaps … Continue reading

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Lent : Starting off with a Plan

So the pre-Lent time of Septuagésima, Sexagesima and, last Sunday, Quinquagesima, are over, and the forty days of Lent are upon us, starting on Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence. Have we thought about how we are going … Continue reading

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Garabandal, Unstoppable Waterfall

We highly recommend this video which is both compelling and most relevant for our times. By way of introduction here is the content of a letter Saint Padre Pio wrote to the visionaries of Garabandal: Dear girls, At nine o’clock … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Biden and “post-institutional” Catholics

by Roberto de Mattei at the Lepanto Foundation What will be the effects of Joe Biden’s election on the life of the Church? Biden is the second Catholic President in the history of the United States after John Fitzgerald Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, February 14 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Cyril Book of Leviticus 13,1-2.44-46. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “If someone has on his skin a scab or pustule or blotch which appears to be the sore of leprosy, … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Communist China (World Over Live video)

STEVEN MOSHER, Asia expert, president of The Population Research Institute, and author of Bully of Asia discusses the state of US-China relations in the new Biden Administration, and the result of The World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigation of the origin … Continue reading

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Lourdes’ Lesson in Suffering

If indeed there had been anything better and more beneficial to man’s salvation than suffering, Christ certainly would have shown it by word and example. For He manifestly exhorts both His disciples that followed Him, and all that desire to … Continue reading

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Popes Affirm the Apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes

CP&S comment– Today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We have published many posts over the years on the wonders of Our Lady’s apparitions to the young visionary Bernadette Soubirous to whom “the lady” revealed her identity as … Continue reading

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Is Survival Mode all we have now?

Father Z has asked his readers to share this post below, and because his insights are germane to issues of vital importance to the Church in current times, we are happy to oblige. No one can give what they don’t … Continue reading

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The Theological Notes of the Church ~ Fr Ripperger with Ryan Grant

This is probably one of the most pertinent and important interviews that Father Ripperger has consented to give, in which he explains degrees of certitude in Church teaching & the degrees of assent required from the same.

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, February 7 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar Bl. Rosalie Rendu Book of Job 7,1-4.6-7. Job spoke, saying: “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery? Are not his days those of a hireling? He is a slave who longs for … Continue reading

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A Triple Threat to Thwart a Triple Foe

From the Blue Army of Fatima Sister Lucia of Fatima helped formulate the simple Blue Army Pledge: CONSECRATION – PENANCE – DAILY PRAYER to challenge a triple foe: the WORLD, the FLESH and the DEVIL! Our Lady’s message was clear: … Continue reading

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Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart

February 5th is a First Friday Prayer of Pope Leo XIII Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be … Continue reading

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