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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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Procrastination

“I was sure that it was better for me to give myself up to your love than to give in to my own desires. However, although the one way appealed to me and was gaining mastery, the other still afforded … Continue reading

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Priest Eyewitness at the Battle of the Somme: Fr Willie Doyle (SJ)

Below is the audio broadcast of the latest episode of EWTN radio’s “Celtic Connections”. Guest to the programme, Dr. Patrick Kenny, gives a moving testimony of the life of the exceptional Irish priest, Fr Willie Doyle. In World War 1 … Continue reading

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Resquiescat in pace, Father Peter Carota (Traditional Catholic Priest)

I have just read this breaking news on The Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco: “We have received the sad news that this morning (July 8, 2016), Fr. Peter Carota, is no longer with us. Please pray for the … Continue reading

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Does this make any sense? (Four pro-life memes)

From National Pro-Life Alliance What was that you were saying about “choice”?  

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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – 27th June

The feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour (also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help) is celebrated on June 27th. It is one of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary as represented in a celebrated 15th-century Byzantine icon. … Continue reading

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Now to rebuild Europe

A thoughtful short post from Jo Shaw (LMS Chairman) on his analysis of the UK’s situation within Europe in the wake of Brexit referendum. Recovering Europe’s Catholic identity is the only way to restore hope in our joint future. (Map … Continue reading

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How to Destroy the Faith in Five Easy Steps

In the 50 years between 1912 and 1962, the Catholic Population of England and Wales more than doubled in size. Attendance at Sunday Mass in 1991 was recorded as 1.3 million, a drop of 40% since 1963. (So what happened … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Adoration – a fount of heavenly graces

“Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice” – (Psalm 141:2) St.  Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897): “Do you realise that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you … Continue reading

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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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