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St. John the Baptist: Beheaded for Defending Marriage

At that time: Herod sent and apprehended John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee … Continue reading

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Lectio Divina: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Food for the Heart By Archbishop Francesco Follo Roman Rite Dt 4, 1-2.6-8; Ps 15; Jas 1, 17-18.21-22.27; Mk 7, 1-8.14-15.21-23 1)  Pure religion. After having proposed – divided among five Sundays- the sixth chapter of St John, the liturgy … Continue reading

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“Late Have I Loved Thee”: St. Augustine – Audio Homily

Yesterday, 28th August, was the feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), perhaps one of the best known saints and Doctors of the Church, and certainly one of the most influential. Please listen to this audio homily by Fr. … Continue reading

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Advice to Catholics on the “Periphery”, faithful to Church Tradition – Bishop Athanasius Schneider

The Spanish-Language website, Adelante La Fe (Advance the Faith) obtained an exclusive interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, first published 10th August, 2015, and re-blogged in full on our blog here. To make his excellent points stand out more fully, we will … Continue reading

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Priests Invited to Be Missionaries of Mercy During Jubilee

I will be most interested in the comments to this.   Applications Accepted by Pontifical Council Rome, August 27, 2015 (ZENIT.org) This Ash Wednesday, missionaries of mercy will be sent forth by Pope Francis during a celebration in St. Peter’s, … Continue reading

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“There’s No Such Thing as Moderate Islam”: An Iraqi Priest Describes the Christian Genocide

Padre Douglas al Bazi recounts the Christian Genocide in Iraq by Matteo Matzuzzi on Rorate Caeli “Wake up! The cancer is at your door. They will destroy you. We, the Christians of the Middle East are the only group that has … Continue reading

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“ISIS has just ripped a community’s heart out”

On 21st August 2015 the Catholic Herald reported: ISIS bulldozes ancient Syrian monastery Today, 27th August, Emma Loosley in the Catholic Heral reports: ISIS has just ripped a community’s heart out  The monastery of Mar Elian, destroyed by ISIS, was a … Continue reading

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When a priest adores

“Do you realise that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.” – St Thérèse of Lisieux From Vultus Christi: Reading the biography of Virginie Danion … Continue reading

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What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part II

Posted by Mark Shea on National Catholic Register [Part I of this post can be read here.] Paradoxically, our spiritual God is incarnational. He is not disembodied but has taken on a human nature so that the Word became flesh … Continue reading

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Bishop of Plymouth gives his ‘recognitio’ to the School of the Annunciation

  The Rt Rev. Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth, has officially issued a canonical Decree, known as a ‘recognitio’, establishing the School of the Annunciation as a Catholic Institute of Higher Education. The School’s campus at Buckfast Abbey is located … Continue reading

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The First 365 Days

For those of us who have forgotten.

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What Catholics Need to Know About Marriage and Sex, Part I

Posted by Mark Shea on National Catholic Register There was a time when people on TV did not instantaneously pass from first kiss to a tumble between the sheets, because our civilization recognized that tumbles between the sheets often led … Continue reading

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Whom Will I Serve?

Yesterday’s sermon by Fr Larry Richards. http://thereasonforourhope.org/mp3_homily/20150823.mp3

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Pope Francis’s TV guide

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Near Death, Nearer to God

by Joseph Pearce I would not describe myself as a mystic, nor would I say that I am particularly attracted to mysticism. On the contrary, I tend to shy away from such things. I would even go so far as … Continue reading

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