Tag Archives: Holy Communion

Divine Mercy Sunday and plenary indulgences

In her diary “Divine Mercy in my Soul”, Sister Faustina Kowalska wrote about having over twenty apparitions of the Blessed Virgin, as well as over thirty visions of Christ, the angels and the departed. The humble saintly young nun had … Continue reading

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No comment from Vatican on whether Pope Francis told Biden to keep receiving Communion  

CNA Staff, Vatican October 29, 2021: VATICAN CITY — The Vatican declined to comment Friday on U.S. President Joe Biden’s statement that Pope Francis encouraged him to keep receiving Holy Communion during a private audience. The Vatican, which has a … Continue reading

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Reason #868940 for Summorum Pontificum

In a picture a thousand words They want to repress… this? Many thanks to Fr Z for sharing this beautiful and inspiring image.

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To all bishops and priests about Communion for manifest sinners from St. John Chrysostom

From Fr Z’s blog with his emphases: “I speak not only to the communicant, but also I say to the priest who ministers the Sacrament: Distribute this gift with much care. There is no small punishment for you, if being conscious of any … Continue reading

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Vatican uses pro-abortion terminology ‘pro-choice’ for first time in ‘abdication of moral authority’

VATICAN CITY, LifeSiteNews: In what would appear to be a first, the Vatican has succumbed to a common practice among abortion advocates and repeatedly mentioned the pro-abortion term “pro-choice” in a recent letter describing politicians who support abortion.  Cardinal Luis … Continue reading

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Is it a virtuous act of obedience to receive Communion in hand at bishop’s command?

September 8, 2020, LifeSiteNews: J.D. Flynn, editor at Catholic News Service, has told his Twitter followers: Every time I go to Mass it is hard for me to receive in the hand. Every time I go to Mass, I have to say … Continue reading

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From Holy Communion to Corona Communion

From Gloria TV: Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio, purchased a plastic screen with a slot through which Corona Communion is distributed (article’s picture). More pictures of a distribution of Corona-Communion: • The Italian standard for distributing Communion are one-way … Continue reading

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An exorcist on what demons say about priests and Mass

From Fr Z’s Blog: How I wish that you all understood Italian. I heard a recording posted by La Nuova Bussola of comments by an exorcist of the Archdiocese of Milan, don Ambrogio Villa, in which he speaks about the Mass. … Continue reading

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Swiss bishop censored by apostolic administrator for criticizing Church’s response to coronavirus

CHUR, Switzerland, March 18, 2020, LifeSiteNews: An outspoken Swiss auxiliary bishop has been censored by his brother bishop who is an apostolic administrator after criticizing the Church’s response to the coronavirus epidemic and stating his belief that God would not … Continue reading

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Outside Italy, European churches begin ‘guidance to halt COVID-19 spread’

A man prays inside an empty Catholic church in Milan March 1, 2020. European churches have begun guidance for Masses in attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. (Credit: Yara Nardi/ Reuters via CNS.) By Simon Caldwell at Crux: … Continue reading

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Bring Back Reception of Holy Communion on Knees and on the Tongue

[…] It is no wonder that belief in the Real Presence has plummeted since Vatican II. Kenneth C. Jones’s Index of Leading Catholic Indicators shows a decrease in all major statistical categories of the Catholic Church from the late ’50s … Continue reading

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Another Turn of the Tide?

The following post originally appeared in July 2010 on the Laodicea blog, and was re-posted more recently by James Preece on his blog Catholic and loving it. The aim of giving it another airing here is to look more closely at … Continue reading

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VATICAN II – Bishop Schneider’s call for a “syllabus of errors”

I encountered Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who is also a patristic scholar, through a small volume entitled “Dominus Est”. From the book’s very first pages, this young and gifted bishop’s holiness shines through. His description of the Eucharistic devotion, which flowed … Continue reading

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Little Nellie of Holy God

For those readers who have never heard of this little girl, I would like to draw your attention to her. She only lived for four and a half years, but her story was so moving, that it inspired Pope Pius … Continue reading

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