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Interfaith Conference in Kazakhstan: The Pope Denounces War – Except Against Traditional Mass

From The Independent... Pope Francis told the Russian Orthodox hierarchy and other faith leaders Tuesday that religion must never be used to justify the “evil” of war and that God must never “be held hostage to the human thirst for power.” Against the backdrop of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Francis opened an interfaith conference in the former Soviet republic...

WHO Declares Monkeypox Global Emergency… Hands Up If You’re Really & Truly THAT Stupid!

From Sky News... Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference that despite the WHO committee being unable to come to consensus, he declared the emergency anyway. He added the risk globally is "moderate", except in Europe where it is "high". Dr Adhanom said that there had been more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox reported to the...

Persecution of Christians in Africa – Yet Silence from Pope & International Community… Why?

Rome Newsroom, Jul 1, 2022 / 07:00 am (CNA)  Nigerian archbishop cries at gravesite of slain priest as Catholics protest violence “We have buried a number of priests back to back. People are tired, people are frustrated, people are depressed,” Father Daniel Kyom, a priest of the Archdiocese of Kaduna, told CNA on July 1. “People are...

“Charismatic Catholicism” Is NOT The Faith of the Saints; It Stunts Spiritual Growth – To Be Avoided!

Editor writes... More and more, I hear about people of all ages who are not keen to attend the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)  - the Mass which nourished the saints and martyrs - because they have been so used to the noise and activity of the new Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae (NOM).  They like...

Archbishop Nolan: Rwanda Policy “Appalling” … Double-Living Priests in Glasgow, Not So Much

Editor writes... It's a pity that the Archbishop of Glasgow is not quite so appalled, it seems, by the information I passed to him recently, about a stack of double-living priests in the Archdiocese of Glasgow - his priests, who are making a living out of the Church while enjoying their "lives on the side",...

Lacegate: Why Does Pope Francis Hate Tradition?

From the Catholic Herald: Granny’s lace – why is Pope Francis so unsupportive of ordinary clergy? If faith, as the nuns said, was the substance of things hoped for, then lace was the outline—the suggestion—of things not seen. —Iris Anthony, The Ruins of Lace (2012) A priest writes... From time to time it seems as though Pope Francis can’t resist the urge...

Feast of Corpus Christi: Celebrating The Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Christ in the Eucharist…

Ecce Panis Angelorum, factus cibus viatorum; vere panis filiorum, non mittendus canibus Behold the Bread of Angels, become the food of the pilgrims: truly the bread of the sons, which cannot be thrown to the dogs. In figuris praesignatur, cum Isaac immolater, Agnus Paschae deputatur, datur manna patribus  It is pre-signified in types, when Isaac is brought to...

Catechism: Relationship of Catholics to the State

Editor writes... The priest in the above video/homily, makes some interesting points. Your thoughts...

Media Agenda: Why Are Minority Groups Over-Represented, Even in Television Advertisements?

From Editor's Inbox Westminsterfly writes... I’ve long commented that minority groups of all sorts are massively over-represented in the media, especially television.  It seems most adverts, let alone programmes, on TV these days have someone from a minority ethnic background in them – or at least a mixed race couple.  Not that there is anything wrong...

Catholic Women: International Synod Survey

From the Editor... The following email arrived in my inbox this morning:  "I just wanted to send you this link which I noticed in my local church bulletin. I think it’s really important for faithful traditional Catholic women to express their views, despite the difficulties of engaging with the absurdities of this Synod. It is full...