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The Path to Sanctity: Faithfulness to Daily Duty

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” – (Matthew 5:48). Pat Kenny, author of the inspiring blog dedicated to the memory of the holy Irish priest, Fr Willie Doyle, describes the extraordinary simplicity of Fr Doyle’s message on … Continue reading

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Anniversary of a Little Known Apparition Site of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph

Today is the 498th Anniversary of an extraordinary and little known apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cotignac (France). On August 10th, 1519, a woodcutter named Jean de la Baume climbed Mount Verdaille (France) to begin his work for … Continue reading

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St Padre Pio’s Special Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima

Saint Padre Pio was deeply devoted to Our Lady of Fatima. Due to the profound spirituality and super-human gifts from God that this holy saint possessed – his extraordinary guidance of souls, his gift of bilocation, and his camaraderie with … Continue reading

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How one priest saved countless souls in the First World War

Being a great fan of Father Willie Doyle SJ (1873-1917) I was delighted to read a wonderful tribute to this holy, lovable Irish priest and military chaplain during WW1 in the UK Catholic Herald this morning. Also, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Seasick?

Resisting falling into despair or negativity does not imply Catholics walk through life in blinkers, denying reality. These are rough times in the Church; a return of liberal thought and Modernism has churned the stormy seas to rock the Barque … Continue reading

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Catholics, you have been robbed of the Mass

From Une Voce Miami. (With a h/t to our longtime visitor from Australia, Geoff Kiernan, for alerting us to this video) ***** Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi Numerous men, both before and after the Novus Ordo Mass was promulgated in the wake … Continue reading

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2017 Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres

  It is a whole week now since I returned from my tenth pilgrimage to Chartres! (Apologies for the delay of this report, but recent personal and family events have kept me preoccupied elsewhere.) Once again, over three days of … Continue reading

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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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