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Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ “‘On the … Continue reading

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Letters from the Synod: October 10, 2015

by Xavier Rynne II from: The Catholic Herald. Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS) Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 … Continue reading

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The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

from: The Catholic Herald:  http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2015/06/16/ by Ed West A 19th century view of Magna Carta The invention of liberty, literacy and prosperity have all been wrongly portrayed as Protestant developments Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how … Continue reading

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Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics

Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)   From the Catholic Herald online: Amid rising expectations that the Catholic Church might make it easier for divorced and remarried members to receive Communion, the Vatican’s highest doctrinal official reaffirmed Church teaching barring such persons … Continue reading

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Ss Jean de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues

From the Catholic Herald: The 32-year-old French Jesuit Jean de Brébeuf travelled to New France in North America in 1625. He worked with the Huron, an Iroquoian tribe famous for their ferocity, with whom the French settlers traded.

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Priest who died of hunger in Communist prison to be beatified

From: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ A priest who died of cold and hunger in a Communist prison will be beatified as a martyr in Romania. Archbishop Ioan Robu of Bucharest, president of the Romanian bishops’ conference, said the sanctity of Mgr Vladimir Ghika had … Continue reading

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Is it time the Catholic Church got out of the marriage business?

From: The Catholic Herald It’s time we considered adopting the French system By Francis Phillips Is it time for the Church to leave this to the state? (AP Photo) An item in the Telegraph for 21 July has caught my … Continue reading

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Doctors criticise bishops’ report into Liverpool Care Pathway

From: The Catholic Herald, http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/ By MADELEINE TEAHAN Baroness Neuberger is chair of an inquiry into the LCP (Photo: PA) Senior Catholic doctors have said that a bishops’ conference report about the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) “borders on the disingenuous” adding … Continue reading

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Interview with Bishop Mark Davies

Luke Coppen’s interview with Bishop Mark Davies was published in the Catholic Herald’s Christmas edition. You can read it in its entirety on the website of the diocese of Shrewsbury or gain a flavour here: LC: I just want to ask first of … Continue reading

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Important arguments about the Liverpool Care Pathway

The debate about the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway continues. The following, from John Smeaton (http://spuc-director.blogspot.co.uk) is worthy of as wide a distribution as possible. This past weekend’s Catholic Herald contains two letters about the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP). … Continue reading

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SSPX: “We do not have to accept Vatican II completely”.

By Cindy Wooden   Bishop Fellay (CNS photo) The leader of the traditionalist Society of St Pius X has said talks with the Vatican demonstrate that “Rome no longer makes total acceptance” of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council a … Continue reading

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The SSPX is apparently about to go into schism over Bishop Fellay’s plans to return ‘within the walls’; we need him back and should pray that his opponents fail

Bishop Bernard Fellay (CNS photo) By William Oddie from CatholicHerald.co.uk: What exactly is going on in the SSPX? On Wednesday last week, a“communiqué” was issued by the SSPX “General House,” which I suppose means its headquarters, condemning the circulation on the … Continue reading

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Leading ex-Anglican scholar to be ordained a Catholic priest

Members of the ordinariate on pilgrimage in Rome in February (Courtesy of the Personal Ordinariate) From the CatholicHerald.co.uk: Former Anglo-Catholic blogger John Hunwicke is among 21 men to be ordained priests for the ordinariate this year. Mr Hunwicke, a former … Continue reading

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Nuncio urges bishops to be outspoken in their defence of Church teaching

Archbishop Mennini has served as nuncio since December 2010 (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk) The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain has urged the Bishops of England and Wales to express the teaching of the Church in a “clear and outspoken way”. Archbishop Antonio … Continue reading

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At 85, Pope Benedict is more inspiring than ever

Seven years after his election, he continues to show great trust and humility By Francis Phillips The Pope pictured with his brother on his 85th birthday (CNS photo) Reading the very moving testimony of Pope Benedict XVI on his 85th … Continue reading

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