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“Christian is my Name, and Catholic is my Surname” – Pope Benedict XV

Last week there was some trouble on our blog after a quote from the great defender of Truth (and tireless adversary of Modernism), Pope St Pius X, was published. In the ensuing discussion a commenter accused all those Catholics who … Continue reading

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Cardinal De Paolis: Italian Same-Sex Legislation Violates Italy’s Constitution

With attacks on marriage and the family continuing apace the world over, and nowhere more vigorously than in western nations, it is mostly the Catholic laity who are rallying in protest and raising the loudest voices against the manipulations of … Continue reading

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The Traditional Latin Mass: Becoming Awake to Holy Mystery

On the lovely Catholic blog Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, Roger Buck quotes from a letter he received from a friend, “a priest trained decades ago solely in the Novus Ordo“, who recently learned how to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass. This … Continue reading

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“I Am Ground, Like a Grain of Wheat” – A Reflection on the Paradoxical Passion of St. Bernadette

In this deeply moving post, Msgr. Pope describes in detail the terrible life-long sufferings of the young visionary, St. Bernadette of Lourdes. We are stunned to learn of her outstanding humility and courage in her willing acceptance of this very … Continue reading

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“The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven”: a look at the ‘old’ Mass and the ‘new’.

It is the Mass that Cardinal Newman, the leader of the Oxford movement into the Church, said that he could attend forever, and not be tired. Father Faber, priest of the Brompton Oratory in the last century, described the Mass … Continue reading

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I Was Refused Holy Communion When Kneeling!

“I beg you to show the greatest possible reverence and honour for the most holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all things, whether on Earth or in Heaven, have been brought to peace and reconciled … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From The Hidden Years of Our Lord?

Tomorrow, on the Feast of the Holy Family, Christians reflect on the years Our Blessed Lord spent in the company of His Most Holy parents, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Blessed Saint Joseph, for the first thirty years of His … Continue reading

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Open the Door of your Heart to the Christ-Child

“God has done everything; He has done the impossible: He was made Flesh. His all-powerful love has accomplished something which surpasses all human understanding: the Infinite has become a child, has entered the human family. And yet, this same God … Continue reading

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

  Whilst the Vatican mounts the Nativity scene, another beautiful life-size crib in St Peter’s Square, announcing to the world once more the sublime mystery that God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, became Man to redeem us from our sins, … Continue reading

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“Today all around us everything indicates that the punishments from God are imminent…”

“Today all around us everything indicates that the punishments from God are imminent: even so – thanks be to God – it is not too late for us. We are capable of impeding them if we believe that this is … Continue reading

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Whence Comes the Special Resistance to Christ?

 A few days ago, with the civilised world still reeling in the aftermath of the horrific and barbaric Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris, I read this startling post from Canadian ‘knight for truth’, Vox Cantoris. Here is a blogger who … Continue reading

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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From ‘Saint Andrew Daily Missal’: The Feast of the Presentation of Mary is founded on a pious tradition, originated by two apocryphal gospels which relate that the Blessed Virgin was presented in the temple of Jerusalem when three years old, … Continue reading

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Warnings The West Refused To Heed

[N.B. This cartoon depicting the suicidal death of France, could equally well reflect any other European country sold into ‘Political Correctness’.] “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near … Continue reading

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Islamic State (IS) strikes at ‘Eldest Daughter of the Church’ (France)

Breaking news: on this significant date (November 13) for the followers of Islam, the authorship of last night’s brutal, murderous attacks in Paris has been officially confirmed what we already knew – it was perpetrated by members of IS (or … Continue reading

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Against Birth-Control – a thought for the day from Ven. Fulton Sheen

Following on from Hilary White’s recent article exposing the real causes for most of today’s problems taking us back to the errors of the Sexual Revololution, this short insightful meditation from Ven. Fulton Sheen seems timely. Easy birth control (with … Continue reading

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