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- Gab: St Therese, as with all the saints before her, would have suffered the humiliatio n gladly for His sake.
- Gab: The title of the book, from the Gospel of St Luke, is very, very apt.
- youngcatholicgirl: I’m with Fr. Finigan in that last paragraph, of how much fun memorizing is. I’ve memorized hoards of things in my life (it was part of school from kindergart en to...
- OrdinaryCatholic: ” You can’t worry about public perception anymore. ” You are absolutely right. Besides, as a Catholic, we should be used to being publicly shunned, humiliated , mocked...
- Fr Martin Fox: A lot of people can identify with how dear Therese reacted in the first place, and must have felt in the wake of the humiliatio n. St. Therese was nothing but kind and warm in...
- Fr. Charles A. F.: rtjl: You are quite right; and actually, according to many contempora ry reports of the incident, even the atheists Taxil thought he would be ingratiati ng himself with found the...
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- BrionyB: I agree singing is a great help in memorizati on – I can usually remember song lyrics much better than poems. I learned the Salve Regina by joining in singing it after Mass every...
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- Diana: Just started reading The Power of Silence! Looking forward to the new book! Thanks for the heads up!
- rtjl: So Leo Taxil seems to think it’s a bad thing when one human being trusts another human being. I don’ t think it’s a bad thing. It may be naive at times but it’s not a...
- Amerikaner: I thank the good Lord that these two do not hide their light under bushel baskets.
- Imrahil: 1. Interestin g observatio n, dear JohnPatric k. I can sing the Salve Regina in the ferial tone. I also can recite it in Latin, but with more effort. I have trouble reciting it in German....
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- Grant M: Many years ago, I was reading a novel by Michener, in which a college student is required to memorize a long poem, and chooses to recite from memory Gray’ ;s Elegy in a Country...
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- Open Letter From Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller to Conferences of Bishops: “The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church”
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- Fr. Finigan @FatherTF and the importance of memorization
- During the Rome “summit” we celebrate the Feast of St Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church
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- The Rome “summit”, “gay” priests, and #sodoclericalism – Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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- Archbp. Viganò offers thoughts on The Present Crisis before the Rome “Summit”
- Suffering and attacks on the Church’s “Eldest Daughter”
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- POLL: Prayers after Mass
- “Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.”
- Do you know priests who are struggling, under attack? Terrific movement: Seven Sisters Apostolate
- Movement in the causes of Bl. John Henry Newman and Card. József Mindszenty
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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On the brink of the commencement of the sex abuse “summit”, which is organized to speak to a dreadful problem in the Church, but is designed to avoid the root cause, I received this morning a video produced by the … Continue reading
Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column February, 17, 2019 Like the optimist who sees a glass of water half-full and the pessimist who sees it half-empty, people assess the times in which they live by their personality. Each age has had its … Continue reading
At the National Catholic Register, there is a series of op-ed pieces by well-known figures. Today they published one by Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò. Despite Grave Problems, the Lord Will Never Abandon His Church REGISTER SYMPOSIUM: I continue to have … Continue reading
What beautiful Faith there was once in France. So lovely was it, so early in our history was the Faith embraced, that France was called the Church’s Eldest Daughter. However, for decades now Europe – no, let’s say centuries, since … Continue reading
McCarrick has been “laicized”, that is, stripped of the clerical state. While Holy Orders leaves an indelible mark on the souls (meaning that even death doesn’t remove the sacramental character – a priest is a priest forever, even in heaven … Continue reading
Rumor has is that ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick – disgraced – may very soon be “laicized”, that is, stripped of the clerical state. Prof. Chad Pecknold of CUA has a piece today in the NY Post. He has some interesting posts: … Continue reading
From Matins today: Lesson from the second letter of St. Paul the Apostle to Timothy (2 Tim 3:1-5) Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, … Continue reading
Gerhald Ludwig Card. Müller, former Prefect of the CDF, has issued a “Manifesto of Faith”. It has a title reference of “Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1). You can get the text HERE. The idea clearly is that … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Could you recommend 1-2 songs for all of us to memorize so, should we find ourselves being marched somewhere or on a plane in danger or any situation where we may be heading towards our death, … Continue reading
Canonist Ed Peters responded to Msgr. Charles Pope’s implicit request for canonical clarifications in the matter of NY Gov. Cuomo and his complicity… nay, rather, full-throated promotion of infanticide. If there were ever a case of application of the law … Continue reading
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On 25 January 1959, just under 3 months after his election to the See of Peter, John XXIII, at St. Paul’s outside-the-walls, stunned his listeners and the rest of the world. 60 years ago he announced the summoning of an Ecumenical … Continue reading
Since I have been in Tokyo, I haven’t been tracking the US news very much. I’ve only slightly followed the disgusting Covington Matter. This morning I caught up. I learned that Bp. Foys addressed the school, but parents weren’t allowed … Continue reading