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“Late Have I Loved Thee”: St. Augustine – Audio Homily

Yesterday, 28th August, was the feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), perhaps one of the best known saints and Doctors of the Church, and certainly one of the most influential. Please listen to this audio homily by Fr. … Continue reading

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When a priest adores

“Do you realise that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.” – St Thérèse of Lisieux From Vultus Christi: Reading the biography of Virginie Danion … Continue reading

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What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part II

Posted by Mark Shea on National Catholic Register [Part I of this post can be read here.] Paradoxically, our spiritual God is incarnational. He is not disembodied but has taken on a human nature so that the Word became flesh … Continue reading

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What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part I

Posted by Mark Shea on National Catholic Register There was a time when people on TV did not instantaneously pass from first kiss to a tumble between the sheets, because our civilization recognized that tumbles between the sheets often led … Continue reading

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Conditions for Receiving Holy Communion – an audio homily by Fr Matthias (FFI)

“I AM the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, they shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the … Continue reading

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A hero dies: The 98th anniversary of the death of Fr Doyle

Originally posted on Remembering Fr William Doyle SJ:
Fr William Doyle SJ 3 March 1873 – 16 August 1917 My Martyrdom for Mary’s Sake. Darling Mother Mary, in preparation for the glorious martyrdom which I feel assured thou art going to…

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St. Maximilian Kolbe writes about The Immaculate

“My dear little children, when it comes to the Immaculate, we do not think about ‘small parts’ or ‘fractions’ but we rather run a race all together and, by doing so, every increase in love for her in one of … Continue reading

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“Round the treasure-house of His love, God has set a thorny hedge”

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein, 1891-1942), whose feast day we celebrated yesterday, is one of the patron saints of Europe, where the Church is suffering so much at this time. St Teresa Benedicta surely did not imagine … Continue reading

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The Eight Priests, Survivors of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb, were “LIVING THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA”!

70 years ago today, eight Jesuit priests living just over 1 kilometre away from ground zero miraculously survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima on 6th August, 1945. Everyone else within a radius of roughly 1.5 Kilometres was reportedly killed instantly, … Continue reading

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Abortion and Language

Hence, the misuse of language to cover a hideous crime. There were three wonderful pro-life letters printed in the Irish Times yesterday. Each one gives its own honest message towards the indisputable value of human life from the moment of … Continue reading

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Feast day of the Patron Saint of Priests – St. John Vianney

St. Jean Marie Vianney (later known as the Curé d’Ars) was born on 8th May 1786, in the French town of Dardilly, and was baptised the same day.  When he was four years old the French Revolution erupted, and priests … Continue reading

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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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