Author Archives: kathleen

Saint John Vianney, pray for us!

This is a CP&S reblog with an added prayer for the feast of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests: To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June … Continue reading

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Viganò: Cardinals Cupich, Gregory and Tobin are unworthy to celebrate Mass

Marco Tosatti at Stilum Curiae: Viriliter agite, et confortetur cor vestrum. Act manfully, and let your heart be strengthened. Ps 30:25 What do you think of Pope Francis’s support for Father James Martin? The LGBTQ+ ideology and the gender theory … Continue reading

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Biden, The Eucharist, and the Bishops: WHAT IS AT STAKE?

By Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla The possibility that President Biden will be refused Holy Communion as a result of the American bishops’ decision to go ahead with writing a document on “Eucharistic coherence” is making headlines in many newspapers, especially … Continue reading

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The Simple Path to Holiness: the Careful Performance of our Daily Duties

Today (June 9) is the feast of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was one of the most remarkable lay mystics in the history of the Church. Despite being favoured with many extraordinary mystical gifts, and consulted by bishops, popes and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Return to Spain’s ‘El Camino’ Paths as Pandemic Wanes

Seventeen years ago, in May 2004, my sister and I walked the famous ‘Camino De Santiago’ (the Way of Saint James). We did it as a pilgrimage, in the style of the pilgrims of earlier times, carrying all our belongings … Continue reading

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Embrace the Lifestyle of a Living Martyr

Catholic author, Peter J. Kreeft, in his new book, “How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss“, recalls the unshakable faith of the early Christian martyrs who refused to recant from what they knew to be … Continue reading

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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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