Category Archives: Catholic Culture

Malaysia’s Appeals Court denies Malay-speaking Christians the freedom to write “Allah”.

On Monday 14 October 2013, a panel of three Muslim judges of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia quashed the 2009 judgement of the High Court that the Catholic Church in the capital city could use the word “Allah” in … Continue reading

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The papal earth-quake

Ches sums up the impact of the Papal interviews: The most visible wreckage lies in the confusion, disillusion and demoralization of faithful men and women – small ones and those at the very top of the Church’s life – whose … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Cross

by Tim Shaughnessy I knew how to do the sign of the cross growing up. As far as “easy prayers to memorize” go, it has to be at the top of the list and so usually is the first prayer … Continue reading

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Have we lost reverence in Church these Days? How can we recover it?

By: Msgr. Charles Pope In the first reading this morning at Mass there was the familiar story of Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush on Mount Horeb. Approaching the Theophany, and thus the presence of God Moses received … Continue reading

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Dressing modestly as Catholics

from: Summer is on us and with it, the heat. Which makes us feel the need to discard layers of clothes and be freer with our movements. With this desire though, necessarily comes the obligation to continue dressing modestly, … Continue reading

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Film about St Winefride’s Well

Some of you enjoyed a film made by my son about the Dome of Home church in the Wirral. Here’s another he has made, this time about the oldest site of continuous Christian pilgrimage in Great Britain, St Winefride’s Well. … Continue reading

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The Holy Martyrs of Walsingham

A recent perusal of the wealth of British Catholic Blogs led me to an author who is undertaking a pilgrimage to Walsingham in the near future. Mention was made, very briefly, of the Walsingham Martyrs. Last year I too made … Continue reading

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Bishop Egan’s letter to David Cameron

As a follow-up to Gertrude’s recent post on +Philip Egan’s statement about “Gay marriage”, here is part of a two-page letter the intrepid Bishop has written to David Cameron: 15th December 2012 Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP Prime Minister and Leader … Continue reading

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Statement from Bishop Egan regarding gay ‘marriage’.

  We thank Almighty God for giving us Shepherds who are not afraid to speak on the serious issues confronting our Church, our country and indeed our Roman Catholic lives. The issue of so called ‘gay marriage’ is an issue … Continue reading

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Aspirant Traditional Benedictines

Ora Pro Nobis With a tip of the hat to Dr Shaw, please pray for a group of Catholic men who are entering a year of discernment to decide on whether to revive the traditional Benedictine life in England. Their … Continue reading

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Papal Delegate to the IEC will make a pilgrimage of Atonement to Lough Derg.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has announced that the Papal Legate to the International Eucharistic Congress is to travel to Co Donegal tomorrow on an overnight pilgrimage to the penitential island of Lough Derg. The visit is regarded by observers as a … Continue reading

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Father Robert Barron tours England to present ground-breaking “Catholicism” series

CATHOLICISM DVD SERIES For For the first time, in breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda, from the … Continue reading

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Oh, My Hand: Complaints Medieval Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Illuminated Manuscripts

“Thank God, it will soon be dark.” ‘I am very cold’ and other marginalia, written centuries ago by monks transcribing books, shows that not all was joy and light ‘Oh my hand’ … a detail from an 11th-century manuscript. Photograph: … Continue reading

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Help with confession

I wish that more sermons were like this:

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