- The Novus Ordo Mess
- "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol - the hidden meaning.
- Dean of Rota warns Pope could strip Cardinal Burke & others of cardinalate
- Vatican doctrinal chief: it’s not my job to engage in the dubia controversy
- Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church
- A letter from St Francis Xavier to St Ignatius
- Feast of St. Francis Xavier - December 3rd.
- Marriage Crucifix
- Biblical reflection for 2nd Sunday in Advent.
- O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee
Papal Prayer Intentions 2016
Join the Rosary for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
- Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A December 3, 2016
- Feast of St. Francis Xavier – December 3rd. December 3, 2016
- Vatican doctrinal chief: it’s not my job to engage in the dubia controversy December 2, 2016
- The Novus Ordo Mess November 30, 2016
- Confusion, Conflict, and Chaos Increase in the Wake of the Dubia November 30, 2016
- The Holy Grail of Holy Medals November 29, 2016
- Spadaro questions sincerity and integrity of ‘Dubia’ Cardinals November 29, 2016
- Dean of Rota warns Pope could strip Cardinal Burke & others of cardinalate November 29, 2016
- Advent November 29, 2016
- The Lord Cometh from Afar November 29, 2016
- Please consider helping a Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate November 28, 2016
- Bishop Barron on Ross Douthat’s “Bad Religion” November 28, 2016
- Do the Prophecies of Saint Francis Explain It All? November 27, 2016
- Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Authentic Catholic Witness November 27, 2016
- Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent, Year A. 27th November 2016 November 26, 2016
- Ad aeterna tabernacula festinare November 26, 2016
- Francis praises major Humanae Vitae dissenter in rebuke of ‘white or black’ morality November 25, 2016
- De Mattei: Contradictions at the closing of the Jubilee November 24, 2016
- Bishop Schneider Defends Dubia: A Prophetic Voice of Four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church November 23, 2016
- The furore caused by Misericordia et Misera is a damning indictment of those surrounding the Pope November 23, 2016
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Someone in Rome has said something about reviving the order of deaconesses. This has got all of the dissenters very excited. There are a couple of points to make: Deaconess ≠ Deacon – the earliest statutes of the Church pretty … Continue reading
Professor Philip Jenkins, Welsh-born Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University in the United States, may be quite well known to many for his contributions to research in Christian history and criminology (no pun intended!). Long, long ago in … Continue reading
This 25 minute documentary, with contributions from Bishop Mark Davies of the Shrewsbury Diocese, shows how the “Dome of Home” church – the Church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena – is thriving under the care of Canon Amaury Montjean … Continue reading
And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save. (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading
According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius. According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday … Continue reading
Franz von Rohden – Crucifixion The Herald reports that a work of art, hailed as a masterpiece by experts, was hung in a chapel at Ushaw until the 1970s, when it was put in cupboard (no doubt replaced by something … Continue reading
Painting of Ignatius of Antioch from the Menologion of Basil II (c. 1000 AD) Whenever I am asked (usually by people entertaining strange, silly ideas that Christianity and the Church are an artefact of Constantine the Great) how I can … Continue reading
Scenes from last year’s pilgrimage This Saturday, 19th October, is the Latin Mass Society’s Oxford Pilgrimage in honour of Oxford’s Catholic Martyrs. For more details please see Dr Shaw’s piece here.
St Wilfrid, as seen from the East Today is the feast of one of the greatest English saints, Wilfrid. To say that he lived a full and turbulent life is only the beginning.
From the Catholic Herald: The 32-year-old French Jesuit Jean de Brébeuf travelled to New France in North America in 1625. He worked with the Huron, an Iroquoian tribe famous for their ferocity, with whom the French settlers traded.
CP&S re-blog from 2010: I could never have anticipated the powerful mix of emotion and awe that gripped me as I stood in the doorway of the Auschwitz cell – that hallowed place of martyrdom in which Saint Maximilian Kolbe … Continue reading
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
This is a short film my teenage son put together as a sort of personal tribute to our beloved Pope Emeritus.