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Quotes from St. Catherine of Siena (Doctor of the Church, Papal Advisor, Mystic and Visionary)

On finding God in the midst of a busy life: “Build an inner cell in your soul and never leave it.” Faithfulness to duty: “Let all do the work which God has given them, and not bury their talent, for … Continue reading

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Why the Traditional Latin Mass?

 By Father Michael Rodriguez* (1) The venerable and immemorial Roman Mass, including in its exquisite ritual detail, is theocentric—centered on and directed to Almighty God. It gives constant glory to the Triune God: a sacrifice of adoration, thanksgiving, propitiation, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Vocations Sunday from Fr Willie Doyle

The first objective of Patrick Kenny’s blog on this saintly, valiant, Irish Jesuit priest, Fr. Doyle 1873-1917, who was killed in action during WW1, was “to hold up Fr Willie Doyle as a very modern and relevant model of heroic … Continue reading

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St. Mark the Evangelist – 25th April

“After their departure [of Peter and Paul from earth], Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, did also hand down to us in writing what had been preached by Peter” – (St. Irenaeus ‘Against Heresies’ 3.1.1). Each of the four gospel … Continue reading

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Shroud of Turin now on Public Display

“For the believer, what counts above all is, that the Shroud is a mirror of the Gospel… and thus a truly unique sign that points to Jesus, the true Word of the Father, and invites us to pattern our lives on … Continue reading

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Have ‘The Snakes’ Returned to Ireland? (The Irish Referendum on Marriage Equality – 22/5/15)

“Fighting for ‘Gay Marriage’ Generally Involves LYING” (states Masha Gessen, LGBT activist) With little over a month to go for the referendum on so-called gay marriage bill in Ireland, with all the indications pointing to a “yes” vote winning over the “no” … Continue reading

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Argentina recognizes SSPX as Roman Catholic

For all traditional Catholics, the recent development of the Archbishop of  Argentina’s recognition of the SSPX as a formal part of the Roman Catholic Church, is most welcome news indeed! From SSPX news & events (on 13th April 2015) A news … Continue reading

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Miscarried Babies and Heaven

Like many other women, I once suffered a miscarriage. It all happened in such painful and traumatic circumstances that my baby was never baptised, something I have regretted deeply to this day. In all the years since I have wondered … Continue reading

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‘Noli Me Tangere’

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
                                                    Noli me Tangere by Fra Angelico “Noli me…

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Spy Wednesday

Today is “Spy Wednesday”, the last full day of Lent. It gets its name because this is the day on which Judas Iscariot slipped away to betray Jesus to the Sanhedrin. His sly actions conjure up the image of a … Continue reading

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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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