Author Archives: Gertrude

About Gertrude

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

Pope at Santa Marta: Slain because they were Christian

A Christian woman prays for the 21 Copts killed by IS terrorists outside a church in Cairo, Egypt. – AP (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered Mass Tuesday morning for the repose of the souls of the twenty-one Coptic Christians martyred … Continue reading

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The High Price of the Faith, and Gratitude That Someone Paid That Price

By: Msgr. Charles Pope   I wonder if many of us have considered the true cost of the faith that has been delivered to us. We so easily complain if the Church is not air-conditioned, or the P.A. system is … Continue reading

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A Priest’s View Of Latin Mass Vs. New Mass

from: Fr. Carota:  http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com Constantly I hear from people that they do not go to the Latin Mass because they do not understand Latin.  (Some even think that the homily is in Latin.)  So please, just for now, let us … Continue reading

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Reconnecting With Mary . . . Pontmain Apparition, France, January 1871

Reprinted by kind permission of the Author. By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY The Franco-Prussian War, which began in 1870, was the backdrop to this silent apparition of Our Lady at Pontmain in northwestern France. By January 1871, the country was in … Continue reading

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A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A couple of weeks ago I wrote a cautionary article aimed at my traditionally-minded brethren saying, among other things, that we ought to be careful in identifying the Ordinary Form of the Mass (1970 Missal and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Full text of Lenten Message.

Full text of Pope Francis’s Lenten Message: Make your hearts firm (Jas 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of … Continue reading

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Why we all need Holocaust Memorial Day; No Man Is An Island.

The following article from The Daily Telegraph (minus the short poem by John Donne added by me) http://www.telegraph.co.uk should be required reading by everyone on this Holocaust Memorial Day. No Man Is An Island No man is an island, Entire … Continue reading

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Why is same sex “marriage” a priority for Enda Kenny?

Reprinted by kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice, Ireland. Published: 22 January 2015 by Deacon Nick Donnelly In January 2014, Enda Kenny legalised the national tragedy of abortion in Ireland. This year he seems set on pitching the country … Continue reading

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Father Hunwicke asks “Pope or Tradition?”

    This short post is from the inimitable Fr. Hunwicke, but is very pertinent and should be read for the very clear concern that all Roman Catholics should have regarding the outcome of Synod and the place of Tradition … Continue reading

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The Traditional Catholic And Novus Ordo Confession Rites

The traditional Catholic Confession begins with the Penitent kneeling down behind a screen and making a sign of the cross and then saying: “Bless me father for I have sinned.  It has been (week, month, years) since my last confession … Continue reading

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Review of the Year – the highs and the lows (Deacon Nick Donnelly)

 By permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice, Ireland   by Deacon Nick Donnelly As the year draws to a close it seems to many that we are again living through revolutionary times in the Church. I suggest therefore that we … Continue reading

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Urbi et Orbi Message of Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd in St Peter’s Square during the annual Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” blessing. – REUTERS   Thursday 25 December 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, … Continue reading

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A New Liturgical Year Begins.

As a new Liturgical Year begins, and we await the coming of Our Saviour, may all our readers enjoy a blessed Advent.  Happy New Year!Bonne année !uon anno! С Новым Годом! Feliz Ano Novo! Glückliches Neues Jahr! Feliz Año Nuevo! … Continue reading

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NOVENA IN HONOR OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Day 1 By St. Maximilian Kolbe

Opening prayer to the Immaculata V. How fair thou art, 0 Mary! R. How fair thou art, 0 Mary! V. The original stain is not in thee. R. The original stain is not in thee. V. Thou art the boast … Continue reading

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Old King Log and the Synod

Reproduced from Catholic Voice (Ireland) with the permission of the Editor. by Deacon Nick Donnelly We owe Pope Francis our gratitude for stirring up the mud laid down over the past fifty years and allowing the poisons to hatch out….. … Continue reading

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