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Without Christ And The Catholic Faith We Are Doomed

Over various centuries of the Middle Ages, valiant Crusaders held back the tides of false prophet Mohammad’s murdering hoards, saving, and sometimes recapturing, Christian lands that the Mohammedans (the name Islam’s followers were previously known by) had taken by force … Continue reading

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Oh No! Yet another of our three holy “Thursdays” bites the dust in Rome!

In many countries, ten days after the feast of Pentecost, elaborate and beautiful Corpus Christi processions along the streets have been held for centuries and are still being held today in cities and in towns of mainly Catholic countries, although … Continue reading

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St Simon Stock, the Brown Scapular, and Miracles

St. Simon Stock (1165-1265), whose feast day we celebrate today, 16th May, was born in Kent, England. He was strongly drawn to God as a child, and at the age of twelve he began to live as a hermit in … Continue reading

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The Finding of the Holy Cross – (3rd May in the Traditional Liturgy)

Ave Crux Spes Unica – Hail Oh Cross, Our Only Hope! The hope of the Cross is to know that things are never hopeless. If we deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Him – (Matthew 16:24), then even … Continue reading

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Abortion Harms Women Too

From the Facebook page of ‘Ending Abortion’ comes this heart-rending video below. Countless women are mentally, morally and physically destroyed forever after they have aborted their babies. Their guilt and remorse haunts them the rest of their lives.  Even those … Continue reading

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Icon of the Crucifixion described

Drawing on the sound knowledge from certain “icon experts”, I attempt to describe the deep meaning behind this beautiful icon of Andreas Pavias, displayed in the Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens. The following interpretation of this detailed icon depicting the suffering of … Continue reading

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Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

Does anyone still believe that Islam is a “religion of peace”? This much-bandied about slogan, invented by some gullible Western leaders, has become an absolute joke even amongst secularists nowadays. Let’s face facts: Islam is a ‘religion’ of the sword… … Continue reading

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O Passio Magna!

We are in Passion Week, countdown to the most important events (Passion, Death and Resurrection) in the Liturgical year and on which Man’s redemption lies. On this great mystery, Christ’s Holy Church was built. Our prayers and meditations are now … Continue reading

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Letter of “thanks” to Pope Francis? No, Cardinal Nichols, “Not in my name!”

“Cardinal Nichols thanks Pope Francis for ‘steadfast’ defence of Church teaching” [!!!] Yes, that was the title of the article in Friday’s edition of the Catholic Herald of Cardinal Nichols’ letter of congratulations to Pope Francis on the fourth anniversary … Continue reading

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Preparing for Lent

Since Sunday, 12th February 2017, we have been in the time traditionally known as Septuagesima, a time that marks the first of the three weeks before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This time was described by the Church as … Continue reading

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“President Trump’s Policy Isn’t About Religion: (it’s about the association of certain countries with terrorism)”

There was a timely post on Father Z’s blog a few days ago dealing with the dispute of President Trump’s newly-signed restrictions on mass immigration of citizens coming from seven Islamic nations into the States, and the ongoing furore the … Continue reading

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Be Courageous! Be Openly Pro-Life!

It is a well-known fact – the MSM is brazenly in favour of abortion and their supporters (disguised under the misleading flyer of “pro-choice”). Faced with the dilemma of recent multitudinous pro-life marches taking place all over the Western world, … Continue reading

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A Postage Stamp from the Vatican to “Commemorate” Luther’s Revolt?

Today I got a message from some Catholic Irish friends, saying (more or less): “It’s OK guys – looks like it’s been a false alarm! Below is the final design for the stamp to be issued by Vatican City to … Continue reading

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Maltese Bishops surprised at “conservative” Catholic criticism of their “guidelines”!

According to an unashamedly biased article in the “Times of Malta”, entitled: Bishops’ guidelines on divorced Catholics stir ire of conservatives, but support elsewhere Guidelines issued for priests to understand Amoris Laetitia, we read: The bishops have stirred the ire of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pontmain – feast day January 17

“Pray, my children; God will soon answer your prayers,” was the message of the Blessed Virgin OUR LADY OF PONTMAIN On January 17, 1871, Paris was besieged; two-thirds of the country was in the power of the Germans. The battle … Continue reading

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