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Give Us Back Our Catholic Church!

There are a number of Catholic bloggers and sites that are ringing some very loud alarm bells these days. The question is being asked: What is happening in our Catholic Church that heresy is being tolerated, and (dare I say … Continue reading

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mother of the Saviour co-operated in the Mystery of the Redemption. It shows her in this season of the Passion at the foot of the Cross where Christ … Continue reading

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The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 25th March

Today we celebrate a very great feast day of the Church, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, the moment when our Lord Jesus was conceived, and when the Divine Word and Son of God was incarnate into flesh, … Continue reading

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The Veil of St. Veronica

According to ancient tradition, Veronica was from Jerusalem and was one of the pious women who encountered Christ on the Via Dolorosa to Mount Calvary. Deeply moved by His suffering, looking into His face pouring with sweat and blood, she … Continue reading

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“The Glorious St. Joseph”

“Go to Joseph” By Saint Alphonsus de Liguori: Saint Bernardine of Siena used to say; “There is no doubt about it; in Heaven, Jesus Christ not only continues to show Saint Joseph every sign of the familiarity and respect with … Continue reading

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“Crypto-Lefebvrianism” & the Willful Confusion Around the SSPX

Author: Steve Skojec I was on the receiving end of the “crypto-lefebrvist” charge yesterday – a neat trick considering that the originator of that term is now sentenced to pay hefty restitution for defaming the founder of a religious order. … Continue reading

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Two Meditative Hymns for Lent

Attende Domine To Thee, highest King, Redeemer of all, do we lift up our eyes in weeping: Hear, O Christ, the prayers of your servants.  Hear us, O Lord, and have mercy, because we have sinned against Thee! … Innocent, He was … Continue reading

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An Understanding of Temptation

We had no ‘Lectio Divina’ on the Mass readings this past Sunday, but the Gospel of the three Temptations of Jesus is one that is very important for us to understand as we commence our Lenten journey towards Holy Week. … Continue reading

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Kneeling for Communion

(Please excuse the poor choice of music for this YouTube video.) I have no alternative but to attend a Novus Ordo Mass, except for every first Sunday of the month when a visiting priest comes to our city to celebrate … Continue reading

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A Blessed who spread Devotion to the Way of the Cross

Blessed Alvarez of (Córdoba) Cordova (1350-1430) whose feast day is celebrated on 19th February, was born to a noble family in Zamora, Spain. He joined the Dominican Order and preached throughout Spain. Upon his return from pilgrimage to the Holy … Continue reading

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The Happiness of the Soul – a Sermon by Bl. John Henry Newman

“Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba, Father.” Rom. viii. 15.: “When Adam fell, his soul lost its true strength; he forfeited the inward … Continue reading

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Acting on Inspirations

From the moment the Apostles left the Upper Room, fired up with the love and gifts of the Holy Spirit, to preach the Good News to all men, the Catholic Church has produced countless numbers of saints and scholars who bring … Continue reading

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I Just Want To Be Catholic

Originally posted on EX MAGNA SILENTIUM or EX MAGNO SILENTIO:
I just want to be Catholic.  So what does that mean?  Of course, these days, that has to be defined.  It is difficult to imagine that what one means by…

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The Unreached Millions

“No one has the right to hear the gospel twice while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” An Irish friend of mine (Catholic of course ;-) ) sent me this quote that he had seen – surprise, … Continue reading

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Jihad vs. Crusades (and Barack Obama’s mistaken words)

Barack Obama: “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ… And in our home country, … Continue reading

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