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Lent, St Padre Pio, and Spiritual Combat with the Devil

“We must prepare for temptation if we want to approach God.” (St. Padre Pio) Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical on Lent in which he said: “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, … Continue reading

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Pre-Lent Preparation: Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima

The Septuagesima season always begins with the ninth week before Easter and includes three Sundays called respectively Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima. These names which were borrowed from the numeral system of the time, denote a series of decades working back … Continue reading

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In Defence of the Great Father Z

COMMENT It is now common knowledge: the famous and immensely popular traditional American priest, Fr John Zuhlsdorf (better known as Father Z) has been reprimanded, and then ousted from his diocese, by his bishop, Bp. Hying, for performing exorcisms for … Continue reading

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Why I Love Thee Mary

This is the last poem written by ‘The Little Flower’, St Thérèse of Lisieux, before her death at the age of 24 in 1897. Naturally, Thérèse wrote her poems in French, so this is one of the English translations of … Continue reading

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Father Faber, an Outstanding 19th Century Priest, Poet, Author and Theologian with a Special Devotion to Our Lady

A Meditation by Fr. Frederick W. Faber * “His Likeness to His Mother Was One of His Eternal Joys” “He chose his Mother … When we reflect upon the joy which it is to ourselves to think of Mary, to … Continue reading

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Differences in the Old and New Liturgical Calendars at Christmas and New Year

Much has been written about the tragic liturgical changes after Vatican Two, resulting in the strange introduction of the Novus Ordo Mass – often referred to as “Bugnini’s Mass” – that replaced the sublimely reverential Mass of the Ages, the … Continue reading

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Christian Martyrdom in our Times

Have you heard of Blessed Miguel Pro? He chanted “Long Live Christ the King!” as he gave his life to Christ! Listen below to this amazing conversation about Christian martyrs. Are you prepared for the possibility of dying for Christ? … Continue reading

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Ireland’s ‘Mass Rocks’ Are Becoming Popular Again

Some time ago I published a short article on CP&S with an engraving of a Mass rock from an old Irish missal. It was at these secret hidden Mass rocks that the Irish faithful were able to attend Holy Mass … Continue reading

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Saint Teresa of Avila’s Bone-chilling Vision of Hell

Many saints and mystics have been given the great grace of a vision of Hell. It is a grace because it brings home in a very real way the unspeakable horrors that unrepentant sin can lead us to. It should … Continue reading

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Carried by a Thousand Angels, the Blessed Virgin Mary saved Saint James

Tradition tells us that Saint James the Greater, brother of Saint John, had a great devotion for the Virgin Mary, who in turn favoured him with her special protection.  Mary of Agreda, a 17th-century Spanish nun and mystic, recounts two … Continue reading

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POPE PIUS XII – and the character assassination by those who really were Hitler’s allies

We thank our loyal reader and commentator, who goes under the name Crow here, for this enlightening article on the evil machinations of the communists to blacken the name of this “good and holy man”. The article was first published … Continue reading

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Prophecies By Visionaries Who Foresaw Today’s Crisis in the Church

There have been many chosen visionaries who over preceeding centuries have forewarned us of the great turmoil and betrayals we would suffer in the Catholic Church. Are we seeing these terrible prophecies beginning to unravell in our own times today? … Continue reading

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Little Chinese Girl Martyr inspired many to make a Holy Hour

Many Catholics around the world now make daily Holy Hours due to the heroic witness of a little Chinese girl, martyred for her love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Truly, “God chose things the world considers foolish in order to … Continue reading

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St Padre Pio on the Novus Ordo Mass, Vatican II and Fatima

May 5th is the feast day of the holy Pope, Saint Pius V, in the traditional calendar (prior to the liturgical changes of Vatican II). Below we post the link to a video of Padre Pio’s last public Mass celebrated … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Hands of a Priest

“Without the priest, the death and passon of our Lord would be no use; the priest has the keys of the heavenly treasures… What is the priest? A man who holds the place of God, a man clothed with all … Continue reading

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