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The Lord Cometh from Afar

“The Name of the Lord cometh from afar…. I look from afar, and behold I see the power of God coming…. Go out to meet Him, and say, ‘Tell us if You are He who shall rule….’” These words are … Continue reading

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Father Bugnini’s Influence on the Creation of the ‘New Mass’

There was some discussion on our blog the other day on the origins of the forming of the ‘New Mass’ (Novus Ordo) that was to replace the ‘Traditional Latin Mass’ after the Second Vatican Council. This, below, is a statement … Continue reading

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Three ‘Moments’ with Mary: at Pellevoisin, Lourdes and Maiduguri (Nigeria)

Saturday is the day traditionally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. So here are three little-known stories of apparitions and miracles demonstrating Mary’s tender, motherly care for those who have recourse to her. “Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never … Continue reading

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Blessed Karl of Austria, Emperor and King: 21st October

Leon Bloy once wrote, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” Why? Because to be anything less than holy is to remain unactualised. To be called to … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Form: the right way back to a Catholic revival

The Catholic Herald (UK) had an article yesterday announcing that Ordinations in the Extaordinary Form were to take place once again in England and Wales next year “for the first time in decades”. This is heartening news for traditional Catholics … Continue reading

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Saint Mother Teresa @ National Prayer Breakfast

This beautiful testimony of our new saint, Mother Teresa, is a MUST SEE. An outspoken valiant defence of the most defenceless of the world, given out publicly to some of its most powerful and famous by a tiny little nun … Continue reading

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The Primacy of God in Our Lives

In 2012, on the feast of the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist, Pope Benedict XVI delivered the following instruction at his weekly general audience. Pope Benedict XVI’s teaching, all of which is marked by a strong and humble insistence … Continue reading

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“The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you.”

108 Years Ago, This Priest’s Murder at Mass Shocked the U.S. BY KATHY SCHIFFER  When you read a headline about priests being murdered at Mass, who comes to mind? Almost certainly, you think of Fr. Jacques Hamel, who died last … Continue reading

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Still In Love With His Priesthood After 25 Years

This profoundly sincere and moving video is the testimony of Father Anthony Mary, a priest of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, the traditional ‘Transalpine Redemptorists’ based on Papa Stronsay (in the northern Scottish islands  of the Orkneys) on his … Continue reading

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The ‘Eucharistic Heart’ of Pope St Pius X.

Today is the feast day of one of the greatest Popes of the modern era, Pope St Pius X, whose eleven year Papacy was lived at the onset of turbulent and changing times. His great personal sanctity in daily life … Continue reading

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Pope’s Pagan Prayer Intentions Beneath the Statue of the Holy Redeemer

Having always been a lover of sport, when I have time I snatch a few minutes (or more!) to watch the exciting sporting events unfolding at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The wonderful achievements of the athletes after their years of … Continue reading

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St John Vianney on the Priesthood

To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June 2009, in referencing Saint John Mary Vianney, observed: “This way of educating the faithful to the Eucharistic presence and to … Continue reading

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“Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer…”

After the recent Islamic terrorist attacks in Europe, it is perhaps time to recall the impassioned warning given to Western media by Archbishop Amel Nona (former Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul) nearly two years ago. With the “open doors” policy … Continue reading

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A Miracle, Our Lady, and the Light of Christ

First let me tell you about a little known miracle of an icon of Our Blessed Lady that occurred in Russia during the dark days of Communism. “Every time we turned off the light, the icon appeared” (Mr Polsky) “Just … Continue reading

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Once again: Islamic Terrorism strikes ‘the eldest daughter of the Church’

We pray for the 84 innocent victims of the vile terrorist attack in Nice last night, ten of whom were children, cruelly mowed down by an enormous lorry driven by a crazed murderer hungry for blood, whilst they were joyfully … Continue reading

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