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

A Guide for Confession

Returning to the practice of  regular Confession will be central to the forthcoming Year of Mercy. As each Diocese will have at least one designated Church, the Holy Door through which one will enter finding a Priest ready to hear … Continue reading

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Shocking Desecration

by Father Jerabek In Spain, a deeply troubled “artist” designed a blasphemous “work of art” using 242 consecrated hosts that he pilfered by attending Masses over a period of time and receiving Holy Communion in the hand. (One news source … Continue reading

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Pray for Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica, the Franciscan nun known for her zeal and feistiness in regards to spreading the faith is on a feeding tube and her overall health is declining according to the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery Family Newsletter, see link below … Continue reading

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Francis, a Pope left alone at the command?

  How, pray God, did we come to this? from: Monday Vatican By Andrea Gagliarducci  Marked by shock over the Paris attacks, the past week began with Pope Francis’ visit to the Christuskirche Lutheran Church in Rome on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Poor Guy

A short topical post from Fr. Bede Rowe: Today our country celebrates the burning of a Catholic. The historical situation was one of treason, but its continued celebration was one of anti-Catholicism. I am fond of Guy Fawkes, my … Continue reading

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Declaration Concerning the Final Report of the Synod on the Family from SSPX

I make no apology for reprinting what to me is the most Catholic assessment of the Synod. This will be my last comment – until the Holy Father produces his Exhortation. Until then, pray, pray and pray some more. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts at the end of the Synod

from: Fr. Ed Tomlinson (TunbridgeWells Ordinariate) As the Synod on the family drew to a close I was teased by a former Anglican colleague who simply said “Welcome home!” I had to laugh. He is right. It was/is hard to believe this Synod was … Continue reading

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Synod Speaker Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea: Don’t Fear Media Attacks

In this exclusive, Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea, president of the Association of Catholic Doctors of Bucharest in Romania, sits down with Michael Voris to discuss her well-received talk at the 2015 Synod on the Family as well as the heroic … Continue reading

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Pope’s Discourse at Close of Synod

  This  is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ discourse at the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall this afternoon:   Dear Beatitudes, Eminences and Excellencies, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I … Continue reading

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Truth is being spoken to power

More wisdom from Fr. Ed Tomlinson of the TunbridgeWells Ordinariate. The Synod on the family is bringing clarity to the church. Three things seem obvious. First there exists deep division between those who uphold the faith of the ages and those who have … Continue reading

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Confusion and chaos all around

from Fr. Ed Tomlinson (TunbridgeWells Ordinariate)   It is a bewildering time for faithful Catholics as the Synod on the Family lurches on from one scandal and rumour to another. Increasingly there is a sense of genuine chaos at the centre; with accusations of manipulation of … Continue reading

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Letters from the Synod: October 10, 2015

by Xavier Rynne II from: The Catholic Herald. Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS) Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 … Continue reading

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Full text of Cardinal Erdo’s introductory report for the Synod on the Family

Vatican City, Oct 6, 2015 / 10:26 am (CNA).- On Oct. 5, the opening day of the 2015 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest — who is the synod’s relator general — gave an introductory speech to … Continue reading

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How Cardinal Vincent Nichols pulled the wool over our eyes just before the 2015 Synod.

Originally posted on Faith in our Families:
Cardinal Cormack Murphy O’Connor and Cardinal Vincent Nichols As we enter the first day of the 2015 Family synod, I cannot help but feel just a little bit uneasy about something. Lets step…

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The Drama of the Synod – hope springs eternal

from Dom Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB. As if the Synod and its prelude have not been fraught enough, Mgr Charamsa’s strategically-timed exhibitionism in outing himself, complete with beau at his side, has thrown so many into a, not unjustifiable, tizzy. It … Continue reading

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