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St Thérèse of Lisieux’s Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

St Thérèse of Lisieux’s full name in religion was St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. It was on the day that she received the Habit that she herself added the title “and of the Holy Face” … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Names of the Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Today we celebrate the feast of three of the holy archangels. Their names have special meanings for their intercession between God and man. The name of the Archangel Michael, Protector of the Church, means “Who is like God?” The name … Continue reading

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An Unholy Experience in Confession

From an anonymous contributor to our blog It was a long time since I had found myself up in London, and remembering a lovely “Day with Mary” in Westminster Cathedral that I had enjoyed a few years ago, I decided … Continue reading

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The Stages of Grief as we witness the Spiritual Death of the Institutional Catholic Church

An extremely forthright post from VOX CANTORIS on the “40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury Report 1” (with link) was posted yesterday. The tremendous scale of the sex abuse crisis led this infuriated Catholic blogger to plead: ”O GOD, SEND FORTH … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Five Holy Nuns in Times of Adversity

We spend our lives fighting the trying burden of multiple afflictions, seeking ways to alleviate them whatever the cost. They take away from our peace of mind, from the kindness and attention we owe to those around us, and in … Continue reading

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US bishop orders halt to Communion services without a priest

We could hope that more bishops order a halt to this most Protestant type of practice. Prayer services according to the Liturgy of the Hours, without partking of Holy Communion in the absence of a priest, are perfectly legitimate. by … Continue reading

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What do Catholics do when the Church’s Body is being torn apart?

This paradoxical question is being asked by many unhappy Catholics today. Division, heretical practices and confusion has never been so bad. Good priests and faithful laymen can no longer rely on their peers or shepherds for assurance or protection when, … Continue reading

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The Lies of the Spanish Left in their “Law of Historic Memory”

Scant notice has been given by the international media to one of the most notorious anti-Catholic ambitions of Spain’s new socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and which is contained in a twisted one-sided version of “The Law of Historic Memory”. … Continue reading

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The Angel of Portugal’s Second Visit to the Fatima Visionaries

  The second Apparition of the Angel to the three children of Fatima in 1916 must have been at the height of summer, when the heat of the day was so intense that they had to take the sheep home … Continue reading

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Prophetic Warnings from Fulton J Sheen

“[Satan] will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the [Catholic] Church … It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content.” We are living in … Continue reading

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St Thérèse: The Living Garden of the Lord

Thérèse often pondered the fact that there is such a disparity between souls, some of whom are blessed to live their whole lives as great saints, while others are deeply flawed and continuously fall along their journey. She wondered how … Continue reading

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the Lavender Mafia in the Church

Another case on one of those “men without faith reigning in the Church” (about whom Bishop Schneider warned recently) was exposed by the Media last week. “Uncle Ted” Card. Theodore McCarrick, 87, (who once confessed he was lobbied to support … Continue reading

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The Debate: Public vs. Private Healthcare?

After the removal of life support in both assisted ventilation and sustenance for baby Alfie Evans, against the parents’ expressed wishes (and with the added suspicion that unnamed  death-provoking drugs might have been administered) the following death of the infant … Continue reading

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The Traditional Mass: It’s not about politics — it’s about Truth and Beauty

CP&S comment – An increasing number of post-V2 Catholics are discovering the transcendent beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass of the Church as one would find a lost and hidden treasure. Once found they are transformed and their faith grows … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth in the Digital World

COMMENT – Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D, answers a troubling question all Catholics should possibly be asking ourselves in the time-consuming digital world we live in today where more and more of our time is spent in cyberspace on computers, … Continue reading

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