Category Archives: Living Catholic lives

Emptied and Exalted – Palm Sunday, 2016

  CP&S has previously presented sermons by Father Michael Chua, now of the parish of Jesus Caritas in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Father has prepared an exceptionally good sermon for today, Palm Sunday. He speaks of the two “processions” described … Continue reading

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The Church is Holy

A little vid which might cheer some of us up a bit, with some help from Gustav Holst. It did me, just a moment ago. The church, of Our Lady of Lourdes, is that built in 1928 by French priests … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Cleansed Along the Way Paris, October 11, 2013 ( Monsignor Francesco Follo 1) The one who asks with faith receives. In the first reading and in the Gospel of today’s liturgy we hear about the miraculous healing of the lepers. … Continue reading

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Young Catholic Adults Retreat

We have been contacted by Young Catholic Adults, part of the Society of Saint John Vianney, who have asked us to let our UK and adventurous overseas readers know about the following event:

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As a Catholic priest in Britain I have to drag couples down the aisle

From: The Catholic Herald Couples are reluctant to have their big day in this country By FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH Your wedding doe not have to be as grand as this (PA) The Pope’s book, written when he was Archbishop of Buenos … Continue reading

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Need some inspiration for Lent?

This Lent as in previous years Father John Zuhlsdorf  will offer daily “LENTCAzTS” throughout the penitential season. In fact the first one begins today. Here’s Father Z introducing the 2013 lenten audio reflections himself: With this audio offering, I am … Continue reading

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Six Principles of Discernment

By: Msgr. Charles Pope As a priest and pastor I am often called to spend time with people discerning the voice and the will of God in their life. I have about twenty lay people in spiritual direction. There are … Continue reading

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Vatican City, 6 June 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI focused his catechesis during this morning’s general audience on his recent trip to Milan, his first pastoral trip as Peter’s Successor to that Italian archdiocese where he had participated in the … Continue reading

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Bl Jerzy Popiełuszko

Father Finigan has a fine post about his trip to Poland and his visit to the shrine of Bl Jerzy Popiełuszko.

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You Never Know When Your Time Will Come

by Randy Hain A familiar tale, perhaps? The sun shone brightly that September morning as the brothers stood next to the grave of their late father.  Just a few minutes before, the grave had been surrounded by family and their … Continue reading

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Recognition finally for a warrior priest’s heroics

By Daniel Nasaw, BBC News Magazine, Kansas US Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp. Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Congressional … Continue reading

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Four Lessons from Emmaus Road for the Discouraged and Anxious

Randy Hain Road to Emmaus We are all likely familiar with the “walk to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35) by two of Christ’s disciples the evening of the Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel.  These two men, overcome with hopelessness and discouragement, were talking … Continue reading

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Help with confession

I wish that more sermons were like this:

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Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident

From CNA I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.

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A happy anniversary

Please pray for Father Michael Mary of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, who celebrated the fortieth anniversary of his ordination recently. More details are given here. Ad multos annos, Father!

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