Happy Easter Everyone – Welcome Back!

Happy Easter Everyone – Welcome Back!

V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.

R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,

For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia,

V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.

Has risen as he said, alleluia.

R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

Pray for us to God, alleluia.

V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.

R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.


Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Let us pray…

O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Editor writes… 

As always on Feast Day threads, feel free to discuss relevant issues, share favourite prayers, stories, jokes and hymns. 

Here’s one very relevant report for our prayers and perusal – an unbelievably shocking event in the Vatican, reported at Gloria TV, headlined: Soft Porn Star To Sing In St Peter’s Square – Homoerotic singer to entertain teens on Easter Monday in the Vatican

Such filth seems to have become the “new normal” in the Catholic Church, to the eternal shame of this dreadful pontiff and his complicit bishops. On the other hand, Bishop Suetta, “one of the lone Italian bishops to stand against the spirit of the age” according to the Gloria TV report, deserves our warmest support and fervent prayers that he will stand firm against this blatant evil-doing, at the very heart of the Church.  

Moving on to more bad news, I have just launched a fresh thread on the latest news about the anything-but-Catholic John Fisher School (JFS) in England – click here to have your say on that topic

In the meantime, aware that the victory over evil is already won, that we just don’t see it, it’s not fully manifest yet (Hebrews 2: 7-9)  I wish our bloggers and readers, all the blessings of Eastertide.   

Happy Easter everyone!    

Comments (26)

  • Francis de sales

    Happy Easter to you, editor.

    Editor: thank you – and yes, thank you for the offer to send that reading material. I did have it on Kindle but not any more, so gratefully received. God bless and a very happy Easter to you, as well.

    April 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm
    • editor

      Francis de Sales,

      Thank you – got it!

      April 17, 2022 at 8:59 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    Happy Easter to one and all at CTS.

    I was truly scandalised to read about the homoerotic event to take place in the Vatican tomorrow. It beggars belief.

    May I suggest we all pray the St Michael’s prayer tomorrow, to ward off the evil that is so obviously right there in St Peter’s itself.

    April 17, 2022 at 4:30 pm
    • Lily

      I agree about the Vatican homoerotic singers – that is beyond “tolerance”.

      It’s quite hard to say “happy Easter” after reading that report but I hope everyone has a blessed Eastertide.

      April 17, 2022 at 4:33 pm
      • Mack


        That’s not just beyond tolerance, it’s beyond belief. Who could have imagined, in their wildest dreams, that any pope would approve such an evil event to take place in such a holy place? It’s diabolical, it’s blasphemous, it’s shocking in the extreme.

        April 17, 2022 at 9:41 pm
  • Josephine

    Happy Easter bloggers at CTS. I love that Regina Coeli – if only we had Pope Benedict again!

    Agreed about the homoerotic event, a real shocker. It shows how deep the rot is in the Vatican. Could hardly be worse.

    April 17, 2022 at 6:43 pm
  • Fidelis

    Happy Easter everyone.

    It’s been a rough Lent this year, but worth it to enjoy the blessings of the Easter season.

    The headline about the “Soft Porn Star” to perform in the Vatican is incredible, with young people to be present. Child abuse, by any other name!

    God help Pope Francis and those Italian bishops who are promoting this evil because they will have to answer for it when they die.

    April 17, 2022 at 8:27 pm
  • Nicky

    I love the Regina Caeli sung in the video up top, but I also love this one at Easter, end of Mass.

    Happy Easter All!

    April 17, 2022 at 8:37 pm
    • Fidelis


      I love that hymn as well. It’s got different version, those are not the words I know but the same sense of the words, so that’s OK. It communicates the joy of Easter.

      Happy Easter!

      April 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm
    • editor


      I have fond memories of singing that at the end of Mass, as well, although not for a while now. Sadly. Where I attend Mass, some “liturgists” think we ought to have nothing but Latin sung, even after end of Mass and I don’t argue. Why not? Because, you know what they say is the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist! 😀

      Anyway, thanks for posting – as Fidelis says, it does communicate the joy of Easter. Alleluia!

      April 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm
  • editor

    I’ve just popped in to post this short video clip of Rev William Philip, the Senior Minister of the Tron Church in Glasgow, who was interviewed by Neil Oliver yesterday on GB News, speaking about the meaning of Easter. I meant to post it at the top but caught distracted and so, better late than never, enjoy…

    April 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm
    • Mack

      The Minister is very powerful there, speaking about judgement, as well as the hope of Easter. Well said, Rev.

      April 17, 2022 at 9:39 pm
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear friends

    A very happy and blessed Easter to everyone.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    April 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm
  • Mack

    All good wishes and blessing to one and all at Easter! A very happy Easter day everyone!

    April 17, 2022 at 9:38 pm
  • Laura

    A very happy and holy Eastertide to one and all at CTS.

    This is quite sweet – not my favourite but it’s quite nice. (O Sons & Daughters, in Latin).

    April 17, 2022 at 10:01 pm
    • editor


      That is sung where I attend Mass, but since it doesn’t, in my view, reflect the joy of the Easter season, I’m not crazy about it. Sounds a tad mournful to me. As you say, it’s certainly “sweet” and “nice” but you could say the same about the De Profundis 😀

      Happy Easter!

      April 17, 2022 at 11:34 pm
      • Margaret USA


        April 18, 2022 at 12:55 am
  • Michaela

    Happy Easter everyone!

    April 18, 2022 at 8:31 am
  • Bernie

    A very happy Easter to everyone, a bit late in the day, LOL!

    I was shocked to read about the homoerotic show in the Vatican – there are just no words to describe this evil. Only prayer and penance will have any effect on this now – we’re running out of words.

    April 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm
    • Marcetetitet

      Ok, thanks and sorry.

      April 18, 2022 at 4:19 pm
  • Marcetetitet

    Hello. Any opinion or comment on this news and this article?
    Editor: Nope. I’ve deleted it, since it’s off topic. Oddly enough, another newcomer posted the same link, with the same question, asking if we have an opinion. Nope. Not on this thread. Do YOU have an opinion on the Vatican permitting a homoerotic singer to perform for schoolchildren? Oh, and you might want to wish us all a Happy Eastertide, before I close the thread, since that’s the thread’s key purpose.

    April 18, 2022 at 2:42 pm
  • Marcetetitet

    Ok, I’m sorry for I have offended you and Happy Easter, I see that I am not welcome here.
    Editor: you ARE welcome here, but it’s your first visit and given that the trolls usually turn out in force to distract us when we are discussing anything homosexual related (such as the link to the homoerotic singer in the intro above, and the other new thread topic on the John Fisher School in Purley) I’m afraid I (may have) misread your first comment as trolling. There is a General Discussion thread at the end of the Home page and you can post your link about those schismatic bishops there, no problem. We try to keep the topic threads restricted to that particular topic, to make it easier to follow. Apologies if I’ve misread your initial remarks – be assured, you are welcome, assuming that you are a genuine commentator and not a disrupter. God bless.

    April 18, 2022 at 3:54 pm
  • Marcetetitet

    Ok, thanks.

    April 18, 2022 at 4:21 pm
    • Catherine

      Happy Easter everyone!

      April 18, 2022 at 5:06 pm
  • Josephine

    This is the litany of the saints in English – I thought it would be good to post it here at Easter.

    April 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm
  • editor

    That Litany of the Saints is a very appropriate conclusion to this Easter thread, so thank you, Josephine, for posting it.

    And thanks to everyone who contributed to this Feast day thread, which is now closed to comments.

    April 18, 2022 at 11:25 pm

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