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A Georgian Congress: World Congress of Families X, Tbilisi

 Written by Louise Kirk for The Wanderer: In the country of Georgia there is an old legend. When God created the earth and gave out lands to the nations the Georgians missed out. They were late for the handout because … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – 27th June

The feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour (also known as Our Lady of Perpetual Help) is celebrated on June 27th. It is one of the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary as represented in a celebrated 15th-century Byzantine icon. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Yerevan, Armenia, to Rome June 26. (CNS/Paul Haring) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ARMENIA (CNS)  — Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize … Continue reading

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One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope

By MSGR. CHARLES POPE on the National Catholic Register I would like to make, as a parish priest in trenches, a few remarks concerning the Pope’s recent statements in Rome at a gathering of priests and seminarians. Others have admirably … Continue reading

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Poland responds to Eurocrat critics

By Stefano Gennarini NEW YORK, June 24  C-Fam (Centre for Family and Human Rights) The Polish government snapped back at European bureaucrats in a scathing response to a report published last week by the Council of Europe that criticized Poland’s restrictive … Continue reading

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Now to rebuild Europe

A thoughtful short post from Jo Shaw (LMS Chairman) on his analysis of the UK’s situation within Europe in the wake of Brexit referendum. Recovering Europe’s Catholic identity is the only way to restore hope in our joint future. (Map … Continue reading

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Father Joseph Ratzinger 1969 Prediction of the Future of the Church

By Fr Richard Heilman on ROMAN CATHOLIC MAN In a 1969 German radio broadcast, Father Joseph Ratzinger offered this prediction of the future of the Church: “The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are … Continue reading

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A New Saint at the Altars: Stanislaus Papczynski and the Virtue of Building Families

By Br Estaban Ybarra, FMCD posted on OnePeterFive, June 23, 2016 In July 1655, Poland was invaded by Swedish Protestant forces.  Warsaw had fallen, and the Swedish soldiers plundered and pillaged even the churches and religious houses, killing all in … Continue reading

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There’s a strong Catholic case for sitting on the fence in this referendum

The referendum in the UK on whether to remain or leave the EU is almost upon us. There are strong arguments on both sides of the debate. How should a Catholic citizen vote? Without believing we should try to influence … Continue reading

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How to Destroy the Faith in Five Easy Steps

In the 50 years between 1912 and 1962, the Catholic Population of England and Wales more than doubled in size. Attendance at Sunday Mass in 1991 was recorded as 1.3 million, a drop of 40% since 1963. (So what happened … Continue reading

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21st June – Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

The people who mass-produce statues and holy cards have done St. Aloysius Gonzaga no favors. The standard image of the saint as a frail, doe-eyed novice has given us the wrong impression. It may even be responsible for the decline … Continue reading

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A Catholic Firebrand

I had never heard of Ann Barnhardt until last Sunday when she was cited to me as one of those rabid Catholics who have perhaps wandered off the reservation. Fearless disciple that I am, I decided to do some research . I … Continue reading

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International Congress of #WeAreN2016

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The Eternal War

“Put that bloody light out! Don’t you know there’s a war going on?!!” Thus spake countless ARP wardens in Britain during WW2. Night time enemy bombers high above could be guided to their targets by the slightest glimmer of light … Continue reading

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Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction

On his blog “In the Light of the Law” the Canon Lawyer, Dr Ed Peters, writes : June 18, 2016 The pope’s most recent comments on marriage point in a disturbing direction but let’s address two important matters first. Point One. … Continue reading

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