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Feast of St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Father Willie Doyle, SJ: “Even as a child I was convinced that one day God would give me the grace of martyrdom. When quite small I read and re-read every martyr’s life in the twelve volumes of Butler’s Lives of … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

  The readings for this Sunday are: Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17-18; and Matthew 4:12-23. Both today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah (8:23-9:3) and the Gospel passage (Matthew 4:12-23) keep alive the memory of Christmas for us. “The people who walked … Continue reading

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St. Padre Pio on Purgatory (and two rare videos)

Anyone who met Padre Pio believed that he had a direct connection with the afterlife. When asked about a dead relative or friend, it was fascinating the good Padre always had an answer. Padre Pio said of Heaven: “Heaven is … Continue reading

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A Postage Stamp from the Vatican to “Commemorate” Luther’s Revolt?

Today I got a message from some Catholic Irish friends, saying (more or less): “It’s OK guys – looks like it’s been a false alarm! Below is the final design for the stamp to be issued by Vatican City to … Continue reading

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Fathers! You are the mighty enemies of our enemy, Hell!

We publish a great post from Father Z’s blog yesterday that is based on a Must Read post from Crisis. It can never be repeated often enough, the importance of being always in a state of grace, for we ‘know … Continue reading

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Malta Bishop threatens priests who refuse Holy Communion to civilly remarried

Cdl. Burke: Priests ‘must refuse and face the consequences’ GOZO, Malta (ChurchMilitant.com) Malta’s priests will be the first clerics to ever face suspension for refusing Holy Communion to divorced Catholics who have remarried outside the Church. Bishop Mario Grech of … Continue reading

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Malta – Another perspective

Needless to say, the Maltese Bishops’ guidance on AL has not been received with joy throughout the Church (see here, for example). In the Irish Catholic another view is expressed here. This is the key part of the argument (my … Continue reading

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A Surprising German Editorial: A De Facto Schism in the Church

By Maike Hickson at OnePeterFive: Out of Germany there now come to us some newly unexpected and surprisingly strong words. For, the candid source is that same national Catholic newspaper, Die Tagespost, and that same Rome Correspondent – Guido Horst himself … Continue reading

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Maltese Bishops surprised at “conservative” Catholic criticism of their “guidelines”!

According to an unashamedly biased article in the “Times of Malta”, entitled: Bishops’ guidelines on divorced Catholics stir ire of conservatives, but support elsewhere Guidelines issued for priests to understand Amoris Laetitia, we read: The bishops have stirred the ire of … Continue reading

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Meltdown in Malta

From The Catholic Thing By Father Gerald E. Murray  One of the most troubling and questionable affirmations in Amoris Laetitia is found in paragraph 301: “The Church possesses a solid body of reflection concerning mitigating factors and situations. Hence it can no longer … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pontmain – feast day January 17

“Pray, my children; God will soon answer your prayers,” was the message of the Blessed Virgin OUR LADY OF PONTMAIN On January 17, 1871, Paris was besieged; two-thirds of the country was in the power of the Germans. The battle … Continue reading

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Break Your Silence: Speak About Amoris Laetitia!

By Thomas Peters* on CatholicVote It has been 600 days since I last composed a blog post, but this is so important I am breaking my hiatus. Almost exactly 1600 years ago, in the midst of the Pelagian heresy which … Continue reading

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“What is man, that thou art mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3)…. a good question considering the mind-boggling size of creation

Another thought-provoking post by Fr. George W. Rutler, parish priest of St. Michael, NYC. Take a step back to ponder on the vastness of the Universe and the mystery of time, with the unique dignity and love bestowed by God on … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider Offers Hope Amidst Crisis Permitted by “Divine Providence”

From: One Peter Five As the ecclesiastical crisis continues to deepen in 2017, I have found myself facing a certain exhaustion; a feeling that, while knowing the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, that Christ will have … Continue reading

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Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A.

  In today’s Gospel passage (John 1:29-34), the figure of John the Baptist appears once again almost as if to send us back to Advent…to look carefully at the evidence of the Baptizer and of Jesus, and to make some … Continue reading

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