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Venerable Fulton Sheen on the Devil and the Diabolic

Brilliant. Insightful. Prophetic. Watch, listen and learn:

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24th May, Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians

Queen of the most holy Rosary, Help of Christians, refuge of the human race, victorious in all the battles of God, we prostrate ourselves in supplication before thy throne, in the sure hope of obtaining mercy and of receiving grace … Continue reading

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One is Simon, the other is Peter?

From: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/05 One is Simon, the other is Peter? – Gänswein: Papacy was changed in 2013 into an “expanded” Petrine Office with two members. – Does this confirm the Socci-Messori thesis of a papal diarchy? Double-Headed Church? Edward Pentin’s latest … Continue reading

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50 years ago today David Steel MP decided to introduce a Bill to legalise abortion in Britain

Posted by John Smeaton at Spuc.org on 23 May 2016 Lord Steel of Aikwood Paul Lennon, SPUC’s adviser on parliamentary affairs has reminded the Society this morning: “It is 50 years ago today that David Steel made the fateful decision to sponsor … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin is so good!

During World War One, on September 14th, in Noyon, France, a young corporal lay dying among wounded comrades. The officers had signaled to me that the poor fellow was lying in a field. When I got near him, leaning down, … Continue reading

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A Comedy Of Manners

I grew up to the age of six in a house with ma and pa and five siblings, before my eldest sister left to start nursing. In those days families were more nuclear than atomised as they are today. We … Continue reading

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Regret

Hello readers, its Brother Burrito here (“yet again”, I hear you groan). I beg your indulgence, and especially that of my blog colleagues, because my health has taken a down-turn recently, and this has made me a little self-observant. In … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: Shared glory, Majesty’s gift

Posted on 20 May 2016  on Fr Z’s Blog by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf The Trinity is the hardest, most mysterious of all dogmas. There is a logic to the timing of this feast. We focus on the Son’s Ascension to the Father, then … Continue reading

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Catholics have filled the internet with venom and vitriol, says Vatican media advisor

From the Catholic Herald Fr Thomas Rosica said many Catholics were guilty of character assassination and ‘being against everyone and everything’ Many Catholics on the internet are uncharitable and disturbed individuals, the Vatican’s English-language media advisor has said. Speaking to … Continue reading

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They’re Messing With My Heart

I just found this video of one of my favourite songs from the 80s, performed energetically and live on the Old Grey Whistle Test, a UK TV program. This song was released in 1984, prophetically 32 years too early. It perfectly … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke: Pope’s exhortation must be read ‘critically’

Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent ROME, May 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)  Two days after the Rome Life Forum in which he called faithful Catholics to be prepared to endure the “Martyrdom of Witness” for the sake of “the defense of human life … Continue reading

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Ember Wednesday after Pentecost

Station at St. Mary Major “The Gift of Fortitude is a permanent power which the Holy Ghost communicates to our will to assist us in overcoming the difficulties which might deter us in the practice of what is right.” (Rev. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis interviewed by La Croix

  On 9th May Pope Francis granted an extensive interview to Guillaume Goubert, the director, and Sébastien Maillard, the Rome correspondent of the semi-official daily of the French Bishops, La Croix. The interview which lasted over an hour took place … Continue reading

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Death-Watch Beetling

“Media vita in morte sumus”, or “In the midst of life we are in death”. I heard those words in a movie scene I saw recently, set at a graveside of course. It got me thinking. How true those words resound … Continue reading

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Deaconesses

Someone in Rome has said something about reviving the order of deaconesses.  This has got all of the dissenters very excited. There are a couple of points to make: Deaconess ≠ Deacon – the earliest statutes of the Church pretty … Continue reading

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