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ST. GERTRUDE: A UNIQUE INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

CP&S:  Today we celebrate that great Benedictine Saint – Gertrude.  This post was originally published here some years ago, and was our Holy Father Emeritus Pope Benedict’s catechesis for that day.     ST. GERTRUDE: A UNIQUE INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIAN … Continue reading

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Was a demon enthroned at the Amazon Synod?

CP&S:  This is a post I take no pleasure in, or ever imagined in my long life in passing on. Whilst having the greatest respect for the Petrine Office and beseeching prayers for Pope Francis, I ask “What is happening … Continue reading

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How We Were.

Many of the visitors to CP&S will not remember the ceremonies of the Papal Succession in the 20th Century.Social media did not exist and such might have attracted merely a brief news headline on Pathe (or some such) news outlet. … Continue reading

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On Sunday in Rome John Henry Newman will become St. John Henry Newman.

    It has been said that John Henry Newman “wrote himself into the Church.” If there is any truth in that, then it took place on this desk, where he wrote his Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Queen of Heaven and Earth

August 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – During this curious period in the history of the Catholic Church, the Roman rite is celebrated according to two different liturgical calendars, the old and the new. On the old calendar, August 22 is the … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Dominic 8th August

    Blessed Cecilia, one of the early nuns to put herself under the guidance of St. Dominic, described him thusly: He was of medium height: his figure supple, his face handsome and slightly sanguine, his hair and beard blond … Continue reading

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Cardinal Müller issues Manifesto: A quasi correction of Pope Francis’ pontificate

February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, has released a Manifesto which reads like a correction of many of the doctrinal errors Pope Francis has taught during his tenure as Pope. … Continue reading

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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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