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

Pope Francis: A Church 200 Years Out of Date

This is an interesting and indeed rather worrying post from Andrea Gagliarducci: This is a catastrophe waiting to happen. from: By Andrea Gagliarducci  Benny Lai, dean of Italian Vatican-watchers, during the last years of his life always insisted, “It’s not … Continue reading

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The Worrying Thoughts of Cdl. Vincent Nichols on Divorce & Remarriage

from Church Militant by Nick Donnelly   What are the chances of the 2015 Synod voting in favour of abandoning Our Lord’s categorical teaching on divorce and the immorality of adultery? There are worrying signs coming from England. Since … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

    Pope Francis before the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica during the convocation of the Jubilee of Mercy, April 11, 2015. Credit: L’Osservatore Romano. Vatican City, Jul 22, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Twelve prominent events, each … Continue reading

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Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of Religious Freedom?

from: Homiletic & Pastoral Review.  By Fr. Regis Scanlon, O.F.M. Cap.Some religious leaders in the Latin Rite are pressuring Catholics not to kneel at the Consecration, or to genuflect at their reception of the Eucharist. This trend has gained … Continue reading

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The hyperbolic and exhausting papacy of Francis

A reasoned and thought provoking article from Carl Olson at The Catholic World Report ( My impression is that many Catholics are weary of the seemingly constant addresses, homilies, interviews, texts—many of which read like lectures—that come from the Holy … Continue reading

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Exorcise Ireland and do it now (by Deacon Nick Donnelly)

from Catholic Voice Ireland. (by kind permission of the Editor.)   Homosexual activists have succeeded in persuading the ruling elites to use the power of the State, media and big business to successfully campaign for the legalisation of same-sex … Continue reading

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome

from Catholic News Agency.   Please read below the full text of the Pope’s inflight interview: Fr. Federico Lombardi: The Holy Father has said that he can give us an hour of his time and no more. So, know that … Continue reading

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Pour la vie de mon fils [For my son’s life], Vincent Lambert

As the U.K. prepares to debate The Assisted Murder Bill, and Belgium prepares to lower the age of consent (as well as allowing a beautiful 21 year old depressive to end her life) I beg anyone of you reading this … Continue reading

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An Enemy of Traditionalism?

from: The Catholic Herald by Joseph Shaw Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC (CNS) Francis is confounding those who presented him as an enemy … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Speech regarding Church music, after receiving Honorary Doctorate in Castel Gandolfo

  At Castel Gandolfo recently,  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was conferred with a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the John Paul II Pontifical University of Krakow and from the Academy of Music of Krakow, Poland. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow and Grand Chancellor … Continue reading

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The Trial of St. Thomas More: 480 Years ago today.

St. Thomas More was brought to Westminster Hall for trial on July 1, 1535. Those set to try him were: Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor, Sir Richard Leicester, Thomas Duke of Norfolk, Sir John Port, Sir John Fitz-James, Sir John Spelman, Lord … Continue reading

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Our Lady of La Salette

THE STORY OF LA SALETTE INTRODUCTION It was 1846 and France was suffering social and political upheaval. Catholic churches had been abandoned and the Sacraments neglected. But away from the cities, in a high meadow along the French Alps, two … Continue reading

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Duties Of Traditional Catholic Fathers – 2

from: Continuation of how to be a holy good Catholic father and husband. ‘Children must also be formed religiously, which includes learning to pray and developing the habit of daily prayer, fidelity to and proper use of the Sacraments, sacramentals, … Continue reading

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Cardinal: “What Sister Lucia told me: Final Confrontation between the Lord and Satan will be over Family and Marriage.”

  A Cardinal tells: Sister Lucia wrote me… On Feburary 16, 2008, Cardinal Carlo Caffara (Archbishop of Bologna), after a Mass celebrated at the tomb of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, granted an interview to Tele Radio Padre Pio, which was … Continue reading

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Duties Of Traditional Catholic Fathers # 1

from Fr. Carota: In preparation for Fathers Day, I will be posting what Fr. Sean Kopczynski gave about Fatherhood at his mission on Our Lady of Lourdes.  All of you who have a father, have a husband or know … Continue reading

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