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Passionately Loving the World – (Excerpts from a homily by St Josemaría Escriva)

Saint Josemaría Escriva (1902-1975), whose feast day we celebrate today, 26th June, was born in Barbastro, Spain, one of six children of devout Catholic parents. As a teenager he discovered his vocation to the priesthood when he saw the bare footprints … Continue reading

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Is Hell empty? (Discussion with Dr. Ralph Martin)

Is Hell empty? Theologian Dr. Ralph Martin discusses this and other interesting current topics with Raymond Arroyo. The interview took place on 28th May 2015, but the issues touched upon are as immediately relevant today as they were nearly a … Continue reading

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The Naming of John the Baptist

Taken from New Advent “The birth of the Precursor was announced in a most striking manner. Zachary and Elizabeth, as we learn from St. Luke, “were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE Cardinal Walter Kasper Interview with Raymond Arroyo

Earlier in June, and with the October 2015 ‘Synod on the Family’ looming ever nearer,  EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo interviewed Cardinal Walter Kasper (German theologian and former head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity) about his controversial views made evident … Continue reading

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Two Final Prayers of St Thomas More

These beautiful prayers were written by St Thomas More (whose feast day we celebrated yesterday, 22nd June) while he was being held prisoner in the Tower of London. “Give me the grace, Good Lord: To set the world at naught. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for June 20 (Irish martyrs) from Fr Willie Doyle

Originally posted on Remembering Fr William Doyle SJ:
Blessed Margaret Ball, one of the Irish martyrs whose feast we remember today Sunday and Monday last were days of wonderful grace for me, as if the Hunter of souls had run…

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Doubts about Alice von Hildebrand on the sacredness of women

As many of my friends on CP&S will know, Dr. Alice von Hildebrand has always been (and always will be) some sort of heroine for me. I have long admired her wisdom, insights and traditional Catholic views, especially those dealing … Continue reading

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“Abide In My Love”

The Feast of Corpus Christi is over for another year, yet the awe and wonder of the Lord of all Creation being transformed by His ordained priests from humble bread and wine into the Body and Blood of His Only … Continue reading

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The 2015 Pentecost Pilgrimage from Notre Dame de Paris to Notre Dame de Chartres

Finally, one whole week later, I have managed to get round to writing my personal account of the 2015 Pentecost pilgrimage to the magnificent cathedral of Chartres last 22-26 May. It was one of the most blessed pilgrimages to Chartres … Continue reading

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The Bergoglio Effect in Ireland: “The Mass has ended”

Originally posted on From Rome:
by Antonio Socci, unofficial English translation by the From Rome blog. That Ireland, ancient fortress of Catholicism, has gone over to the people of “gay” marriage (“and who am I to judge”, as the Bishop…

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Ireland ‘defied God’ by voting for gay ‘marriage’: Cardinal Burke

As we marched along the ancient +70 mile pilgrimage route to Chartres* last weekend we received the devastating news of the ‘defiance of God’s law’ in Ireland, when the results of the Irish Referendum on marriage ‘equality’ became known. (* … Continue reading

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Quotes from St. Catherine of Siena (Doctor of the Church, Papal Advisor, Mystic and Visionary)

On finding God in the midst of a busy life: “Build an inner cell in your soul and never leave it.” Faithfulness to duty: “Let all do the work which God has given them, and not bury their talent, for … Continue reading

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Why the Traditional Latin Mass?

 By Father Michael Rodriguez* (1) The venerable and immemorial Roman Mass, including in its exquisite ritual detail, is theocentric—centered on and directed to Almighty God. It gives constant glory to the Triune God: a sacrifice of adoration, thanksgiving, propitiation, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Vocations Sunday from Fr Willie Doyle

The first objective of Patrick Kenny’s blog on this saintly, valiant, Irish Jesuit priest, Fr. Doyle 1873-1917, who was killed in action during WW1, was “to hold up Fr Willie Doyle as a very modern and relevant model of heroic … Continue reading

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St. Mark the Evangelist – 25th April

“After their departure [of Peter and Paul from earth], Mark, the disciple and interpreter of Peter, did also hand down to us in writing what had been preached by Peter” – (St. Irenaeus ‘Against Heresies’ 3.1.1). Each of the four gospel … Continue reading

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