Category Archives: Church Teachings

What’s Behind the UN Attack on the Church? | Crisis Magazine

Thanks to Crisis Magazine again for publishing the further insights of Dr Anne Hendershott (Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio) into the recent behaviour of a certain committee of the United Nations, which, it … Continue reading

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Helping the Holy Souls

The Church teaches that the Holy Souls cannot help themselves, but that we can gain indulgences, have Masses said, offer our sacrifices, prayers, works of mercy and almsgiving for their release from Purgatory. We can, and indeed should, help the Holy Souls … Continue reading

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Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics

Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)   From the Catholic Herald online: Amid rising expectations that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican’s highest doctrinal official reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons … Continue reading

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Full English translation of THAT press conference

Thanks to Dr Robert from The Moynihan Letters: August 3, 2013, Saturday – The Pope’s press conference, English Below, a complete English translation of the 80-minute press conference, made up of 20 questions, with Pope Francis on July 28, on … Continue reading

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A memorable press conference

From Dr Robert Moynihan: July 29, 2013, Monday  Pope Francis gave a memorable press conference yesterday on the airplane which brought him back from Brazil to Rome. Speaking to journalists for about 80 minutes, Francis was startlingly candid on many … Continue reading

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Documents of Vatican II – clear as mud?

When Bishop Athanasius Schneider called for a “Syllabus of Errors” to clarify the documents of the Second Vatican Council, we blogged about it here. Now Michael Voris considers Cardinal Walter Kasper’s recent suggestion that these documents contained deliberate ambiguities:

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Constantinople: 25 Quotes from the Eastern Fathers on the Petrine Ministry

by HHAMBROSE True Christians Follow the Pope Constantinople & The Primacy of St. Peter 1. St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 407) Peter himself the Head or Crown of the Apostles, the First in the Church, the Friend of Christ, … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Homily at Mass of Thanksgiving for Marriage

Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for Marriage Our Lady’s Church, Stockport, 9th February 2013 Today we come together to give thanks for marriage represented here by so many couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 65 years of married life. For … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother of God

This article was first published in 2011. by Joyfulpapist: Today is the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, the World Day of Peace, and the first day of the calendar year in the West. The following reflection on Mary, Mother … Continue reading

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Judgment – What Every Catholic Must Know About “The Four Last Things” (second in a series)

Deacon Mike Bickerstaff The Last Judgment (detail) by Michelangelo Editor’s Note: Second in a series. Catholic teaching identifies the Four Last Things as: Death Judgment Heaven Hell In the first of this 3-part series on the Four Last Things, we examined … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s sermon on Ss Peter and Paul

Below is the official English tranlation of the Holy Father’s Homily during Mass on the Feast of Saint’s Peter and Paul. During the celebration the Pope conferred the Pallium on new Metropolitan Archbishops. Homily on the Feast of Saints Peter … Continue reading

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On the Giving and Receiving of Holy Communion: Some norms to recall.

By: Msgr. Charles Pope A number of us priests asked for a review of the norms of the policies of the Church and the Archdiocese in these sorts of situations, and the Archdiocese responded at a convocation of the all the … Continue reading

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Address by Cardinal Marc Ouellet at the International Theology Symposium, Maynooth

07. Jun, 2012 Address by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, at the International Theology Symposium, Maynooth THE ECCLESIOLOGY OF COMMUNION, 50 YEARS AFTER THE OPENING OF  VATICAN COUNCIL II INTRODUCTION Fifty years after the opening of … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: ‘The Future of Humanity Passes by Way of the Family’

Homily for the National Association of Catholic Families National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham We gather during this celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. We rejoice with many today not only in the Queen’s constitutional role … Continue reading

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A teen blogger tackles “Suffering”

Here’s how Marc Barnes of Bad Catholic begins his latest post: There are two ways to end small talk: 1. Stop mid-sentence, flap your arms, and scream like a Nazgul. 2. Mention that Christianity is the only existing worldview with … Continue reading

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