Tag Archives: St. Augustine

Lent, St Padre Pio, and Spiritual Combat with the Devil

“We must prepare for temptation if we want to approach God.” (St. Padre Pio) Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical on Lent in which he said: “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, … Continue reading

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Is the Coronavirus a Punishment for Our Sins?

by John Horvat II on ‘America needs Fatima’ Could the current coronavirus crisis be a chastisement for our sins? This provocative question is a non-starter with many who prefer to think of God in warm and fuzzy terms. On the … Continue reading

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Our Death: a legion of souls sustaining us in the battle

by Roberto de Mattei (Lepanto Foundation) As the years go by, the number of those we have known and who have left this earthly life before us increases. What will their eternal destiny be? Only God knows the ultimate destiny … Continue reading

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Sermon of Cardinal Burke at Ramsgate

Full text of the sermon of Cardinal Burke, given on Monday 9 March at St Augustine’s, Ramsgate during the celebration of Pontifical High Mass: VOTIVE MASS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, BISHOP, APOSTLE OF ENGLAND SHRINE OF SAINT AUGUSTINE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH … Continue reading

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St. Augustine’s Ramsgate to become National Shrine to the ‘Apostle of the English’

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has formally established Pugin’s church of St Augustine in Ramsgate as a shrine of the ‘the Apostle of the English’. In an official decree the Archbishop grants the shrine canonical privileges and designates it as … Continue reading

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On Faith and Orthodoxy: – St. Vincent de Lerin

Is Faith a gift? Is faith a grace only from God? Can faith be prayed for?The subject arose when I was asked by someone whose son had gone away from his Catholic faith, to pray for this boy as  his … 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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