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The Ancient Mass is the Future. Traditional Catholics are the most Faithful.

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Evidence of Shakespeare’s Lifelong Catholicism

Today, 23rd April, on “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”, we celebrate one of the world’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare (1564-1616).  For those who have long admired his brilliance and Christian imagination, the evidence that he was a believing Catholic in a … Continue reading

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The Vatican Goes to Bat for Biden

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: n 2016, the Vatican was pulling for Hillary Clinton. Just days before the presidential election, Pope Francis renewed his criticism of politicians who speak about erecting “walls.” This led Slate and other publications to run … Continue reading

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A Harvard Professor’s Conversion to the Catholic Faith

The testimony of Roy Schoeman’s mystical experiences and conversion to Catholicism has already touched many souls who have heard him at retreat centres and similar venues throughout the world. In the newly released video below, the former Professor at Harvard Business School … Continue reading

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Friday Penance

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have asked Catholics to return from Friday 16 September to the practice of abstaining from meat every Friday throughout the year. Catholics are invited to unite this penance to prayer: The Visit of Pope Benedict XVI evoked … Continue reading

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Kicking away the ladder

Shortly after I was born, an educationalist noticed that adults read in a peculiar way: we don’t actually read the letters in a word, or look at the word’s phonetic value, instead most adults look at a word, see its … Continue reading

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Practicing, but nowhere near perfect!

From time to time, I fall into the sin of the contented Pharisee – ‘Lord,  I thank thee that I am not as others are… extortioners, unjust, adulterers.’ It is so easy to compare myself favourably with those in public … Continue reading

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The Rosary: a short introduction

Your priest has probably never told you anything about the Rosary. Let us correct this unfortunate situation with some short remarks. The Rosary is both a cycle of prayer and a small object used to help the faithful in reciting … Continue reading

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Fired for defending Catholic teaching about homosexuality – Welcome to the Land of the….. Free?

Read here on American Papist the incredible story of Ken Howell, an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois. Mr Howell has been told that he will not be able to teach about Catholicism because his course “Introduction to Catholicism” … Continue reading

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Abortionism made simple, or the madness of fanaticism

I came across this interesting Elizabeth Scalia’s article on “First Things” (an interreligious pro-life internet site) illustrating some points in a forceful way. I would see the most relevant as follows: 1) The refusal of radicalism (understood as blind fanaticism) … Continue reading

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Western Mass at the Schoenborn Corral. (No, it’s not a parody).

Bored of the Catholic Mass? Can’t stand sitting there in the pew without anything practical to do? Think you are just wasting your time? Fancy a “Costume Mass”, where you can sport your new western costume? No time in your … Continue reading

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The Crucifix, the Classroom and the Court

I was born and raised in Italy. In those years, Catholicism was the “Official Religion of the State” and this was anchored in the Italian Constitution. A Crucifix adorned every classroom. This was, besides its obvious religious significance, a most natural cultural … Continue reading

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Football and Nuns

We read here on Rorate Coeli that Argentina might be better at football than at producing good nuns. At least judging from what you will read if you follow the link. It makes for a rather shocking reading (or an … Continue reading

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