Tag Archives: New Evangelization

Quinque Puncta … Five Points To Be Recited Usefully

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If we don’t know who we are as Catholics, and if we don’t keep firmly in mind our common Christian vocation to holiness, we will not be able to fulfill our particular vocations and we … Continue reading

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French prayer to oppose gay unions

From The Irish Times:
French prayer to oppose gay unions
The French Catholic Church will revive a centuries-old custom next week with an updated national “prayer for France” opposing the same-sex marriage and euthanasia reforms planned by the new Socialist government.  [Did … Continue reading

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Signs of revival

At the site of Catholic World Report there is and interview with author Roger Kimball about his new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (UK link HERE). Within the interview you will find this … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Quito and the collapse of the Catholic Church (and its revival)

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, comes this from William Oddie.
Our Lady of Quito prophesied that in the 60s there would be spiritual catastrophe in the Church; then, through the faith of the just, a ‘complete restoration’
But … Continue reading

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Where are the Catholics? What are you going to do about them?

I am sure you have heard that on Sundays the largest Catholic congregations are actually at fundamentalist mega-churches.
I saw this on Catholic Culture:
Roughly one-fifth of the Catholics in the US are not associated with a parish, a new study has … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict: “Each confession … a step forward for new evangelization.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Every personal sin drags down the entire human race.
Every sacramental reconciliation helps to build us up.
We are in this together.
I have incessantly hollered that no initiative of renewal (New Evangelization, etc.) will succeed if we do not revitalize our liturgical … Continue reading

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Card-To-Be Dolan addressed the College of Cardinals and Holy Father

From CNA comes a report of what Card-To-Be Dolan of New York said to the College of Cardinals about the New Evangelization.
[Read the whole thing here.]
My emphases.
Vatican City, Feb 17, 2012 / 12:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In remarks to the … Continue reading

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Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican

I didn’t expect this.
From the Irish Times:
Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican
By Paul O’Brien, Political Editor
Monday, January 16, 2012
TÁNAISTE Eamon Gilmore’s decision to close the Irish embassy to the Vatican was met with overwhelming opposition from the public … Continue reading

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Bp. Sample on how as a child he was catechized… NOT!

Michael Voris made a video about an interview conducted by Catholic World News with an old friend of mine of many years ago, His Excellency Most Reverend Alex Sample, Bishop of Marquette.  Voris has a summary of an important point … Continue reading

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Archbp. Martin: “Irish Catholics are very weak, and that’s the fault of generations of the Church…”

From CNA:
Dublin archbishop says lapsed Catholics should admit their non-belief
By Benjamin Mann
Dublin, Ireland, Dec 14, 2011 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Non-practicing and non-believing Irish Catholics should be honest about their relation to the Church, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told the … Continue reading

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