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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

The readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-9; Matthew 3.1-12. Experiencing Forgiveness and Salvation In today’s Scripture readings, two of the three outstanding Advent guides (Isaiah, John the Baptist and Mary) show us the proper attitude to assume … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis Xavier – December 3rd.

St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre. He was the youngest in his … Continue reading

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Vatican doctrinal chief: it’s not my job to engage in the dubia controversy

by Staff Reporter at The Catholic Herald, posted Friday, 2 Dec 2016 Cardinal Gerhard Müller said the CDF could only speak with the authority of the Pope Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the … Continue reading

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The Novus Ordo Mess

Andrew McDowell, ‘The Tie’ counterpart of the Catholic Collar and Tie blog, has written an honest account of his experiences in attending different Novus Ordo Masses in his area. His negative discoveries of a total lack of respect towards the … Continue reading

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Confusion, Conflict, and Chaos Increase in the Wake of the Dubia

From OnePeterFive, November 29, 2016 By Maike Hickson  Since the publication of the Four Cardinals Letter, the Catholic world is in turmoil. While there are some harsh rebukes of the four courageous cardinals – who have done nothing but defend the … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Holy Medals

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Originally posted on Dominus mihi adjutor:
Some time earlier this year I was on the hunt for a medal of St Benedict. Not one of the vin ordinaire cheapies (though they are not unworthy) and certainly not the mass-produced Chinese…

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Spadaro questions sincerity and integrity of ‘Dubia’ Cardinals

From EWTN News Comments in bold by Deacon Nick Donnelly: Fr Antonio Spadaro, widely known as the “mouthpiece of Pope Francis”, has written an op-ed for CNN that questions the integrity and sincerity of those who continue to question Amoris Laetitia. The … Continue reading

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Dean of Rota warns Pope could strip Cardinal Burke & others of cardinalate

  From EWTN NEWS:   By Deacon Nick Donnelly,  Holy See, Nov 29th 2016    Archbishop Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Roman Rota, told a conference in Spain that Cardinal Burke and the three cardinals who submitted the dubia to Pope Francis “could … Continue reading

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Advent

  From Liturgy Guy: When speaking of the season of Advent in his classic The Liturgical Year, the nineteenth century French Benedictine liturgist Dom Prosper Guéranger wrote: The name Advent (from the Latin word Adventus, which signifies a coming) is applied, in the Latin Church, to … Continue reading

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The Lord Cometh from Afar

“The Name of the Lord cometh from afar…. I look from afar, and behold I see the power of God coming…. Go out to meet Him, and say, ‘Tell us if You are He who shall rule….’” These words are … Continue reading

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Please consider helping a Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate

 From Rorate Caeli: The following note is from a priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). We here at Rorate chronicled the brutal treatment of these priests under the current pontificate for the last few years. So those … Continue reading

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Bishop Barron on Ross Douthat’s “Bad Religion”

Is this the underlying “American heresy” – also known as, “Americanisn” – that Ross Douthat discusses in his book, “Bad Religion”? Listen to Bishop Robert Barron’s explanation. ———- There is also a link on “Morning Catholic must-reads” in the UK … Continue reading

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Do the Prophecies of Saint Francis Explain It All?

From Les Femmes – The Truth Take a look at this and see what you think, but please don’t be alarmed. Church history is filled with challenging periods when corrupt popes ruled and anti-popes added to the confusion. “Let not … Continue reading

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Bishop Bernard Fellay’s Authentic Catholic Witness

By Maike Hickson at OnePeterFive: On 4 November, 2016, the day of the opening ceremony of the new seminary of the Society of St. Pius X in Dillwyn, Virginia – three little children were blessed to be confirmed by His Excellency Bishop … Continue reading

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent, Year A. 27th November 2016

The readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 24.37-44.  The Advent season in its liturgical observance is devoted to the coming of God at the end of history when Jesus shall reign as king.  The time is … Continue reading

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