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What is an Unborn Baby?

A Meme From ‘Pro Life Wexford’ (Ireland) “A picture is worth a thousand words”! Through what eyes do you see the ‘unborn baby’?

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Announcement for the ‘Blackfen post’ removal

Dear Readers, Owing to inside information coming our way concerning some of the content in the recent article and comment section about the unhappy goings-on in Blackfen, Kent, UK, we have been advised to remove the whole article covering the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Unwelcome Gift

The Catholic blogosphere has been buzzing since last Thursday when the “Communist crucifix” was presented as a gift to Pope Francis by Morales. Everyone has been questioning the underlying intention of the President of Bolivia in giving this blasphemous symbol … Continue reading

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“When I am weak, then I am strong.”

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10) In our struggle to be faithful Catholics, it is often … Continue reading

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8th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Posted by Matthew on ‘A Catholic Life’ Today [7/7/15] the Church observes the 8th anniversary of the publishing of Summorum Pontificum, the long-awaited motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI replacing all former “indults” and declaring that the Tridentine Latin Mass … Continue reading

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Devotion to the Precious Blood of Christ

“Let us fix our gaze on the Blood of Christ and realise how truly precious It is, seeing that it was poured out for our salvation and brought the grace of conversion to the whole world.” (Pope St. Clement I, about … Continue reading

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Passionately Loving the World – (Excerpts from a homily by St Josemaría Escriva)

Saint Josemaría Escriva (1902-1975), whose feast day we celebrate today, 26th June, was born in Barbastro, Spain, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. As a teenager he discovered his vocation to the priesthood when he saw the bare footprints … Continue reading

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Is Hell empty? (Discussion with Dr. Ralph Martin)

Is Hell empty? Theologian Dr. Ralph Martin discusses this and other interesting current topics with Raymond Arroyo. The interview took place on 28th May 2015, but the issues touched upon are as immediately relevant today as they were nearly a … Continue reading

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The Naming of John the Baptist

Taken from New Advent “The birth of the Precursor was announced in a most striking manner. Zachary and Elizabeth, as we learn from St. Luke, “were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Walter Kasper Interview with Raymond Arroyo

Earlier in June, and with the October 2015 ‘Synod on the Family’ looming ever nearer,  EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo interviewed Cardinal Walter Kasper (German theologian and former head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity) about his controversial views made evident … Continue reading

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Two Final Prayers of St Thomas More

These beautiful prayers were written by St Thomas More (whose feast day we celebrated yesterday, 22nd June) while he was being held prisoner in the Tower of London. “Give me the grace, Good Lord: To set the world at naught. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for June 20 (Irish martyrs) from Fr Willie Doyle

Originally posted on Remembering Fr William Doyle SJ:
Blessed Margaret Ball, one of the Irish martyrs whose feast we remember today Sunday and Monday last were days of wonderful grace for me, as if the Hunter of souls had run…

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Doubts about Alice von Hildebrand on the sacredness of women

As many of my friends on CP&S will know, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand has always been (and always will be) some sort of heroine for me. I have long admired her wisdom, insights and traditional Catholic views, especially those dealing … Continue reading

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“Abide In My Love”

The Feast of Corpus Christi is over for another year, yet the awe and wonder of the Lord of all Creation being transformed by His ordained priests from humble bread and wine into the Body and Blood of His Only … Continue reading

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The 2015 Pentecost Pilgrimage from Notre Dame de Paris to Notre Dame de Chartres

Finally, one whole week later, I have managed to get round to writing my personal account of the 2015 Pentecost pilgrimage to the magnificent cathedral of Chartres last 22-26 May. It was one of the most blessed pilgrimages to Chartres … Continue reading

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