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Queen Elizabeth II and the Popes

***** UPDATE: Elizabeth II’s Reign Reflected a Change in Britain’s Relationship With the Church, Says UK Ambassador to the Vatican

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What Francis sees as a cure, JP II and Benedict XVI saw as a disease

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: Pope Francis, who belongs to the Jesuit order, periodically meets with Jesuit magazine editors to discuss the direction of the Church. These interviews are invariably newsworthy. In 2013, he made headlines after telling Jesuit editors … Continue reading

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The Final Confrontation Between the Church and the Anti-church

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ During the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, a relatively unknown figure, the Archbishop of Krakow and future Pope John Paul II, said: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical … Continue reading

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What is Achieved by Fulfilling The Five First Saturdays Devotion?

Today is a First Saturday! Our Lady spoke of the Communion of Reparation devotion of the Five First Saturdays firstly on 13 July 1917. After showing Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia the vision of hell, she said: “You have seen hell … Continue reading

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Join Fr Z in prayer to the martyred nuns of Nowogródek

Posted on 18 January 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: I am moved to post this. It is as if I was dragged for some reason back to my keyboard tonight, after having tried to turn in. A … Continue reading

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Diplomacy is a Delicate Art

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’ A chronic temptation of the historian is to play the “Monday morning quarterback” who assumes that he would have made a correct decision in a past crisis. But the players at the time … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday: E.F. Low Sunday

The Shadow of Peter, the Touch of Thomas by Fr. Thomas Rosica  Divine Mercy Sunday – Sunday April 7, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, Rev. 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19 and John 20:19-31Today’s first reading from the Acts of … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II: Homily on the Feast of St Joseph

On Thursday 19, March 1987, Feast of St. Joseph, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in the Viale Garibaldi, Civitavecchia, and preached the following homily: 1. “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife” (Mt 1-20). These are key … Continue reading

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Sister Marie Simon-Pierre speaks of JPII Miracle

The French nun healed from Parkinson’s disease through the intercession of John Paul II, gave an interview in which she recalls the miracle which made the great Polish Pope a “blessed.” As we follow the short video, let us give … Continue reading

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There is a good explanation for the hatred shown towards the Catholic Church in some circles: this hatred is essentially drawn from a deep rooted fear that the Church speaks to human hearts in a way that the cold theories … Continue reading

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Holy Souls in Purgatory

As Requiem Masses and Funerals have increasingly become “celebrations of life” and homilies often resound with “Gran is in heaven”, some might think that purgatory was thrown out with Vatican II. This could not be further from the truth, for … Continue reading

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