Liturgy

BREAKTHROUGH: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Told NOT to Present for Holy Communion – Canon 915

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 20, 2022 / 13:03 pm (CNA). Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion. Cordileone said on May 20...

Crisis in the Church: How Much (If Anything) Should We Tell Potential Converts…Nothing?

Editor Writes... On Sunday, just gone, 15 May, 2022,  we celebrated the reception into the Church of Carole, who featured in our July 2017 newsletter, front page (see headline above) and, more recently, her husband, Carole had attended our Conference on 13 May, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition.  Her husband was...

105th Anniversary of First Fatima Apparition

Editor writes... It seems like only two minutes ago we were marking the centenary of the Fatima apparitions at our Conference in the Eagle Lodge in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, on 13 May, 2017.  That was a wonderful day. The attendees signed an Open Letter to Pope Francis, asking him to do two things: (1) to release...

The Incredible Catholic Mass – A MUST-READ

Editor writes... Our blogger Catherine has been reading a book entitled The Incredible Catholic Mass:  An Explanation of the Mass, by Fr Martin von Cochem O.S.F (1625-1712) which  she can't praise enough - Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford, Illinois 61105, (Originally published 1704). Catherine quotes the publisher's Preface:  "...Probably not ten percent of lay adult...

Teachers: those who instruct many in virtue, will shine like bright stars for all eternity (Dan 11:33)

Blogger Leitourgos writes:  [I've been] thinking about a possible topic for those lighter threads which occasionally appear in the blog and which I find very enjoyable. We all have a great debt towards our teachers. I certainly was extremely lucky, no blessed, with my primary school teachers who not only taught me to read, but...

Catholic Actors Must NOT Engage in Scripts/Scenes Offensive to God: A Real Turn-Off

Editor  writes... I agree 99% with the "Catholic Wife", although I would make no exceptions; even if we think something may not affect us, the Devil knows better.  We are all subject to our fallen human nature, and so I'd be exhorting us all to steer well clear of films like "Fr Stu" - about...

Ecumenical Scottish Bishops & Church of Scotland – Declaration of (Fake) Friendship

Catholic Church and Church of Scotland release “Declaration of Friendship”. 28 April 2022 The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be invited to welcome an historic Declaration of Friendship with the Catholic Church in Scotland that offers ‘a decisive and irrevocable statement of our friendship with one another, based on our shared faith in...

Why Are Catholics Refusing To Have Large Families… That, & Mass Mask-Wearing? Please!

From the Catholic Herald... I understand that Covid was scary for a lot of people but when exactly do parishioners intend on leaving the mask at home? My local church is quite small and like many churches there are more people there aged over 50 than under. There are some families with young children, but...

Technology: Are Parents to Blame for Addiction?

Editor writes... Increasingly, parents bemoan their children's addiction to screens, computers, phones, you-name-it.  But, in my experience, nine times out of ten, those same parents are just as addicted. The lovely wee toddler in the above video is obviously mimicking mum.  So, should parents set an example by, say, not actively using their phone/computer at...

Woke Pope Francis: Catholics Are Racists

From Complicit Clergy  “Refugees are subdivided,” the pontiff declared during a lengthy Good Friday interview on Italian television. “There’s first class, second class, skin colour, [whether] they come from a developed country [or] one that is not developed.” “We are racists, we are racists. And this is bad,” the pope stated. As he has done on other occasions,...