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Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium.

Pope Benedict (Pope Emeritus): Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints (2006)

HOLY MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Vatican Basilica Wednesday, 1 November 2006 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Eucharistic celebration began with the exhortation: “Let us all rejoice in the Lord”. The liturgy … Continue reading

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St. Monica – and lessons we must learn.

Today is the Feast of St. Monica. We all are familiar with her son, but perhaps we should acquaint ourselves better with her and what she teaches us in these tumultuous times for our Holy Church. Saint Monica, also known … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God (full text)

Just in case any of our readers have not seen this this, Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, … Continue reading

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The Chair of Peter.

From: https://abyssum.org by abyssum   CP&S:   I thought very hard about putting this post, from Bishop Emeritus Gracida  on Catholicism Pure & Simple following the discourse recently. I am not a Canon Lawyer and assume the quoted Canons to be … Continue reading

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Reflection for June 24-The Nativity of John the Baptist – 2018

First Reading — Isaiah 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands! Listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the … Continue reading

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Ireland votes for radically permissive laws in the country regarding abortion.

The result would pave the way for radically permissive laws in the country Two exit polls suggest the Irish have overwhelmingly voted against keeping the Eighth Amendment to their constitution, paving the way for the introduction of radically permissive abortion … Continue reading

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HERE IS A PARTIAL TEXT OF THE NOW INFAMOUS LETTER

Originally posted on ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP:
Settimo Cielodi Sandro Magister 13 mar 18 The Double “Foolish Prejudice.” The Complete Text of the Letter by Benedict XVI ? *{ABYSSUM} The press office of the Holy See has…

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A Late-Night Counsel to the Bold and the Beautiful

Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
In the past 24 hours a previous post here, Vale Vatican II from last September, has received some attention on two very worthwhile, tradition-minded websites: Liturgy Guy and 1 Peter 5. I am grateful and…

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Septuagesima

Originally posted on Charlotte was Both:
This is one of those (many, perhaps) aspects of the post-Vatican II liturgical changes that really, really makes you go, “Huh?” It’s bizarre for many reasons having to do with the normal reasons of upending tradition…

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Rosary Crusade on the feast of the Purification and Presentation on 2nd February 2018

Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church   Whilst this was originally written for Catholics in the United States, it has to be commended for all Catholics – wherever in the World you might reside. I shall … Continue reading

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Proclamation of Christmas from the Roman Martyrology.

ANNO a creatióne mundi, quando in princípio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quínquies millésimo centésimo nonagésimo nono:  IN the year five-thousand one-hundred and ninety-nine from the creation of the world, when in the beginning God created the heavens and the … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Midnight Mass of Christmas

FIRST READING Isaiah 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice … Continue reading

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Confronting the non-binary fallacy

Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
Above is a depressing little advisory from the current edition of The Week. It reads like something from a fantastically dystopian novel about the future from the 1950s or 60s. It is the sort of…

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

FIRST READING  Isaiah 25:6-10a On this mountain the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.  On this mountain he will destroy the veil that … Continue reading

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The Times Are Urgent and We Must Heed the Warnings of Our Lady

Pray the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners. Beg the Lord for poor sinners to repent. Msgr. Charles Pope I would like to reflect on the parable of the vineyard owner to see its application to our times. Here … Continue reading

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