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Lenten Mission

From Rorate Caeli: Lent is coming … soon. In the past, you could find a traditional Lenten Mission at many parishes. Now, unless you are near a traditional parish, they are nearly extinct — or worthless. Fortunately, we are not … Continue reading

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Hail Tradition!

From Rorate Caeli: So…the 2016 Mercy Jubilee was not the popular success that had been foreseen. What was the solution? The Pope had the Capuchins bring to Rome from different points of Italy two of the most popular and traditional … Continue reading

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“Christian is my Name, and Catholic is my Surname” – Pope Benedict XV

Last week there was some trouble on our blog after a quote from the great defender of Truth (and tireless adversary of Modernism), Pope St Pius X, was published. In the ensuing discussion a commenter accused all those Catholics who … Continue reading

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Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus

From: The Anniversary of a Heavenly Friend February 3rd is the 65th anniversary of the death of one of my dearest heavenly friends: Mother Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus (Yvonne Beauvais), Augustinian Canoness, Hospitaller of the Mercy of Jesus, of the … Continue reading

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Day of Great Reparation

According to the writings of Mother Mectilde, the following Day of Reparation takes place on the Thursday of Sexagesima week. Since tomorrow will be Quinquagesima and thus the prelude to Lenten Observance, we have passed the ‘Day of Reparation’ for … Continue reading

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Pope Video 2: Care for [God’s] Creation

From Vatican Radio: Pope Francis is asking people around the world to pray during the month of February for an increase of attention to and care for our common [earthly exile] home. The Holy Father is making the request through his … Continue reading

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Pure In Heart – Ireland

Here is some encouraging news from Ireland: a new movement that aims at bringing back chastity and purity to the lives of young people. These beautiful virtues used to be an important part of Catholic Irish identity before the Sexual … Continue reading

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Quote for the day from Pope St. Pius X

Pope St. Pius X already foresaw the One World Church of Apostasy (see his quote below). Now some in the hierarchy today, through the Masonic ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council, appear to be working towards it’s ultimate fulfillment. “And … Continue reading

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Cardinal De Paolis: Italian Same-Sex Legislation Violates Italy’s Constitution

With attacks on marriage and the family continuing apace the world over, and nowhere more vigorously than in western nations, it is mostly the Catholic laity who are rallying in protest and raising the loudest voices against the manipulations of … Continue reading

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Candlemas: some spiritual instruction

What spiritual lessons do the rites of Candlemas have to offer for our sanctification? Fr. Goffine offers some illumination about the significance of the feast. From Fr. Leonard Goffine’s The Church’s Year, we provide an instruction on the Feast of … Continue reading

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Interstellar – the movie

Look I know I am a little late in submitting this. Interstellar was released in November 2014, but I have only just seen it and wanted to give a Catholic’s critique. I doubt I will be very original, but here … Continue reading

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This is a most enlightening interview that we reprint with kind permission from Rorate Caeli. SSPX; Women and foot washing; consecrating Russia; anti-pastoral bishops and much more Last week, Rorate Caeli interviewed His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, one of the … Continue reading

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Surface ecumenism vs. lasting ecumenism

from: Father Ed Tomlinson – TunbridgeWells Ordinariate. There are two different approaches to ecumenism floating around the church today. Both have the same good intention at heart; the bringing together of the fractured body of Christ. But that is where similarity … Continue reading

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What Don Bosco teaches us about the power of dreams

St. John Bosco (1815–1888) was born in Italy to a poor farming family. His father died when he was two, leaving his religious instruction to his pious mother. At the age of nine he had his first of many powerful … Continue reading

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Rome to Dignify Luther’s Revolt through Joint Commemoration

By David Martin (and first posted on A Catholic Life)  Vatican Radio announced on January 25 that Francis and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) will hold a joint ecumenical commemoration of the “Reformation” on October 31, 2016, in Lund, Sweden. … Continue reading

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