- Did the commandant of Auschwitz undergo a miraculous conversion before he died?
- SSPX criticise Pope for causing 'painful confusion' among faithful
- Pope Francis: Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays
- Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church
- World Over
- St. John the Baptist - the greatest of all saints.
- The Story of Garabandal - fifty years later
- Marriage Crucifix
- July - Month of the Precious Blood
- 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - and the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Papal Prayer Intentions 2016
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- 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme – and the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ July 1, 2016
- Did the commandant of Auschwitz undergo a miraculous conversion before he died? July 1, 2016
- SSPX criticise Pope for causing ‘painful confusion’ among faithful July 1, 2016
- World Over June 30, 2016
- First Martyrs of the See of Rome – 30th June June 30, 2016
- The Death Of Sister Cecilia June 29, 2016
- Firm upon the Rock of the Apostolic Faith June 29, 2016
- Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think June 29, 2016
- A Georgian Congress: World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi June 28, 2016
- Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – 27th June June 27, 2016
- Pope Francis: Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays June 27, 2016
- One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope June 26, 2016
- Poland responds to Eurocrat critics June 26, 2016
- Now to rebuild Europe June 25, 2016
- Father Joseph Ratzinger 1969 Prediction of the Future of the Church June 25, 2016
- A New Saint at the Altars: Stanislaus Papczynski and the Virtue of Building Families June 24, 2016
- There’s a strong Catholic case for sitting on the fence in this referendum June 23, 2016
- How to Destroy the Faith in Five Easy Steps June 22, 2016
- 21st June – Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga June 21, 2016
- A Catholic Firebrand June 21, 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.