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Jesus, I trust in You!

From a homily given by St John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, 22 April 2001, § 4-6: Jesus entrusted to [the fearful, astounded disciples] the gift of “forgiving sins”, a gift that flows from the wounds in his hands, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke: Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19

From Cardinal Raymond Burke, MAR 21, 2020 Dear Friends, For some time now, we have been in combat against the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. From all that we can tell – and one of the difficulties of the combat … Continue reading

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Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the … Continue reading

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St Meletius of Antioch

Meletius was born a Melitene, and belonged to one of the most distinguished families of Lesser Armenia. He was a kind and gentle man, and a great lover of peace. His virtue gained him the confidence and esteem of both … Continue reading

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Saint John Bosco, pray for us!

  St John Bosco or ‘Don Bosco’ (1815-1888), whose feast day is today, was an Italian Catholic priest who worked in Turin. He worked with street children and juvenile delinquents, and – in contrast to the harshness with which ‘undesirables’ … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Innocents

Herod’s murder of the Holy Innocents is remembered on this feast day of the Holy Innocents. Herod ordered this massacre in a futile attempt to stop the Light of the World from completing His mission of salvation.  In our day … Continue reading

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O Antiphons – 18 December – O Adonai

From Fr Z’s blog: LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. ENGLISH: O Lord and Ruler the house of Israel, … Continue reading

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The Visitation

When Mary is carrying Jesus in her womb, she travels to meet her cousin Elizabeth, who is also pregnant, carrying the future John the Baptist. As Mary greets her cousin, the baby John “leaped in the womb” (Luke 1:41). St … Continue reading

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A people of prayer

I’ve noticed two blog topics that keep being raised by atheists on Catholic sites – and (at least in my view) constantly misrepresented and misinterpreted. One is miracles (about which, more another time). The other is prayer. I’ve been in … Continue reading

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