Author Archives: kathleen

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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Was Archbishop Lefebvre the Saint Athanasius of our Time???

Perhaps in this centenary year of Our Lady’s apparitions and the miracle of the sun at Fatima, we shall begin to witness the vindication of saintly Archbishop Lefebvre, founder of the Priestly Fraternity of St Pius X (SSPX), protector of … Continue reading

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The Manger

God’s providence arranged things so that Jesus, the Word made flesh, the King of the World and the Lord of history, would be born in total poverty. He did not even have what a poor family could have what a … Continue reading

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“Pesky Priests”, like St Thomas Becket, stand with the Church

Today is the feast of St Thomas Beckett, who was martyred at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four of the king’s Knights for upholding the rights of the Church, rights that conflicted with the secular powers of his day. … Continue reading

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28th December, The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

From Saint Andrew Daily Missal: The Feast of the Holy Innocents dates back to about the fifth century. The massacre of these infants manifests the royal character of Jesus. It is because Herod believed the words of the Magi and … Continue reading

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