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Teaching the Real Presence Without Words

In this exceptionally insightful article, Liturgy Guy (Brian Williams) identifies the main cause for people leaving the Church: a lack of knowledge and/or understanding of the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist. The awesome mystery of Transubstantiation – Our Lord … Continue reading

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‘Not in our name’ – Tuam survivors reject calls for repeal of pro-life law

In 2014 we reported on CP&S about the uproar in the media on the discovered bodies of infants buried in the grounds at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Ireland. Now the subject has re-emerged in the Irish media … Continue reading

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Angels at Christmas

328 The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. The witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition. (Catechism of the Catholic Church) Angels play a big … Continue reading

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An Advent Poem by Christina Rosetti

Advent This Advent moon shines cold and clear, These Advent nights are long; Our lamps have burned year after year, And still their flame is strong. “Watchman, what of the night?” we cry, Heart-sick with hope deferred: “No speaking signs … Continue reading

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The Inn and the Stable: an Advent meditation by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Every artist has the feeling of being at home in his studio, every patriot at home in his own country, and every man at home in his house. One should therefore expect that the Creator would be at home in … Continue reading

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‘Rosary on the Coast for Faith and Life’ on 26/11/17 was a huge success

A month beforehand we had published a linked post announcing the event. Despite a noticeable lack of mainstream media coverage, secular hostility and the Irish weather, the Rosary on the Coast for Faith and Life on the Feast of Christ … Continue reading

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Give Thanks and Be Happy

Giving thanks to God for all His immense blessings, including the many good fruits we receive daily from His bounty, is a fundamental human need. We do this immediately on waking in our Morning Offering: “… I thank You for … Continue reading

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

“I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord, that my name may be there forever.”+ (2 Chronicles 7:16) [+ Gospel Acclamation for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome.]

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Can a Real Witch Receive Holy Communion?

The Catholic Church in the West is being beset by the evils of Modernism, both from without, in a world growing daily more secular, and (what is much worse) from WITHIN. There appears to be a concerted effort to water … Continue reading

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Be Brave! Speak out!

What happened to the Church under the heretic Arians is happening again now BE BRAVE! SPEAK OUT! (Source: Deacon Nick Donnelly on Facebook) ————– Speaking out is not easy in our anti-Christian, politically-correct world today. We have pointed out in … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Apparition at Fatima, September 13, 1917 – the Rosary and Penance

An estimated 25,000 people gathered together at the Cova da Iria on September 13, 1917 for Our Lady’s promised fifth apparition to the little shepherds. The crowd was so thick it was difficult for the children to make their way … Continue reading

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Pray for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and all Natural Disasters

The horrific images of the catastrophic landscape Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake in Houston (Texas) and its surroundings, together with some tragic reports of personal stories, has left the rest of the world reeling in shock and with … Continue reading

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The Path to Sanctity: Faithfulness to Daily Duty

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” – (Matthew 5:48). Pat Kenny, author of the inspiring blog dedicated to the memory of the holy Irish priest, Fr Willie Doyle, describes the extraordinary simplicity of Fr Doyle’s message on … Continue reading

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Anniversary of a Little Known Apparition Site of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph

Today is the 498th Anniversary of an extraordinary and little known apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cotignac (France). On August 10th, 1519, a woodcutter named Jean de la Baume climbed Mount Verdaille (France) to begin his work for … Continue reading

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St Padre Pio’s Special Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima

Saint Padre Pio was deeply devoted to Our Lady of Fatima. Due to the profound spirituality and super-human gifts from God that this holy saint possessed – his extraordinary guidance of souls, his gift of bilocation, and his camaraderie with … Continue reading

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