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Once Again – Pilgrimage to Chartres

The annual Catholic walking pilgrimage between the two French Cathedrals dedicated to Our Lady (Notre Dame), from Paris to Chartres, will take place this coming Pentecost weekend. I have written about it on CP&S many times before, for example see … Continue reading

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Meet the Russian priest investigating the ‘miraculous’ Holy Fire of Jerusalem

CP&S has posted on this amazing annual event before. It takes place in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on the feast of the Orthodox Church’s celebration of Holy Saturday. On 30th April this year, hundreds of pilgrims … Continue reading

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Bl. Alexandria da Costa – Mystic known as “Fourth Seer of Fatima”

In direct contrast to the spirit of our times, the whole life of intense suffering of Blessed Alexandrina, offered up humbly and willingly for the conversion of sinners, “reaffirms the immense value of suffering offered in union with Jesus, and … Continue reading

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Cowardly Obfuscation

At the Extraordinary Synods on the family last year, the liberal cardinals invited to attend unashamedly put their sinister plans to distort Catholic teaching on the indissolubility of Holy Matrimony into action. They were opposed by the conservative cardinals. The … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia – “Walter Kasper’s dream come true”

Pope Leo XIII – Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae: “The underlying principle of these new opinions is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit of … Continue reading

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Mother Angelica’s Legacy

“Boldness should be the eleventh commandment.” – Mother Angelica I have always been a great fan of the indomitable Mother Angelica. She appeared at a time for me when, despite having grown up in a traditional Catholic household, I was … Continue reading

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The Hill of Crosses (Lithuania) and its lesson to us today

The Hill of Crosses, Kryzių Kalnas, located nine miles north of the small industrial city of Siauliai (pronounced shoo-lay) is the Lithuanian national pilgrimage centre. Standing upon a small hill are many hundreds of thousands of crosses that represent Catholic … Continue reading

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“Get Down On Your Knees!”: a meditation

A short while meditating on these few words of wisdom below from a saintly priest, Fulton Sheen, who understood well the immensity of God’s love for fallen man, might open the eyes of cynics and those of weak faith to … Continue reading

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Why I love Saint Joseph

There are probably as many reasons as there are Christians for why we love Glorious Saint Joseph, holy Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Foster-father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but in this endearing post from Vultus Christi, Father … Continue reading

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Easter Cycle tells us how the mother of the Saviour co-operated in the Mystery of the Redemption. It shows her in this season of Passion at the foot of the Cross where Christ is dying. “An ineffable union is … Continue reading

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Purgatory – the “Forgotten Doctrine”?

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the three pillars of Lent. Let us focus on prayer today, and in particular, prayer for the Holy Souls. In the 40 days of preparation for the great feast of the Resurrection at Easter, we … Continue reading

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The Stations of the Cross

Friday has always been a day of special devotion and meditation for Christians, the day Our Blessed Saviour underwent His cruel Passion and Death to redeem Mankind. In Lent – besides the 40 days we dedicate to fasting, penance and … Continue reading

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Charity and Chastity Together

From the monks of Silverstream Priory, Ireland: Charity and chastity are not virtues reserved to monks, but monks are to practice these virtues in such a way as to encourage those who, living in the midst of the world with … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima, 1917-2017 – Why 100 Years Matters

One hundred years ago, during the year 1916, three young Portuguese children received three visits from an angel from Heaven to prepare them for six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary that were to occur the following year. (We shall … Continue reading

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The Hourglass of Life

“Like an hourglass with a certain number of grains of sand within it, God has appointed your life to last only a certain number of days, and you have absolutely no idea how many there are. … In God’s presence, … Continue reading

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