Liturgy

Was Pope Leo XIII An Eavesdropper?

I'm asked, fairly frequently, what I think about the claim that Pope Leo XIII overheard a conversation between God and Satan, where God more or less agreed to let Satan loose on the world for 100 years or so.  I've always been sceptical about that alleged conversation - but something surely prompted the Pope...

Diocese of Motherwell: Spiritans Community Enforces Face Coverings… No Mask, No Mass

Editor writes... After reading Pat McKay's comment on the blog here, I suggested he contact the priest concerned.  Turned out, he had been refused entry to Mass on All Saints Day at the Spiritans chapel at Carfin.  Pat lodged a complaint and I followed it up with a supporting email - see below: Dear Father ... After...

Church Militant Guilty of Blackmail?

Editor writes... For those of you who may be wondering, we didn't cover the scandal surrounding the arrest of Father James Jackson FSSP when the story broke because, I'm afraid, I took the instant "not another one" attitude and decided to let it go.  Not because Fr Jackson  belongs to one of the traditional priestly...

Fr Linus Clovis: Civil War Within The Church…

Father Linus Clovis is one of the heroes of our time.  He doesn't hesitate to preach the Faith, in season and out of season...  Indeed, we were privileged to have him address one of our Conferences in Glasgow (2016) - to which he refers in this interview with Michael Matt, the Editor of The...

Holy Communion & Un-Holy Catholics – Ordained and Lay… How Does This Work?

John Farrell, a reader from south of the border, in England, Our Lady's Dowry, has submitted the following article for our consideration - he'd like some answers: some editorial comment has been injected, but all insights gratefully  received... John writes... Validity of Mass and Sacraments I believe that the Son of God, Jesus, is truly both man...

November: Month of Holy Souls & Indulgences …

Often, you may hear people praying for the intentions of the Holy Father at the end of their Rosaries or other prayers since this is usually a requirement to gain an indulgence. But should we join in such prayers if the Pope’s personal, private intentions seem contrary to the Church’s intentions? Yes, because we are...

November: Pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Today, All Souls, we remember, especially, the Holy Souls suffering in Purgatory....  I have been unable to find a video on YouTube of the beautiful hymn which is traditionally sung in the month when we commemorate the suffering Church in Purgatory, so the lyrics only are given below...  And, by the way, If you...

Dying Catholic MP Denied Last Rites…

Conservative MP Sir David Amess died after an attack at his Essex constituency surgery. Read more Father Jeffrey Woolnough offered to administer the last rites to Sir David, who was stabbed multiple times. Essex Police, treating the murder as a terrorist incident, told Insider that the crime scene’s integrity had to be preserved. Editor...

Feast of St Teresa of Avila: God Alone Suffices!

Editor writes... One of the best known prayers of St Teresa of Avila - "Let Nothing Trouble Thee" - is mentioned in the above video.  It is quoted differently by various people/groups, but my favourite version is this one, which I heard put to music, and have even been heard singing myself ... in my...

Traditionis Custodes: Did Pope Francis LIE?

Persistent rumours say that the 2020 survey regarding the bishops' experience with Summorum Pontificum yielded the opposite result than what Francis is claiming in Traditionis Custodes (TC). Francis is keeping the results secret. However, Diane Montagna received access to a report on the questionnaire. At a RemnantNewspaper.com conference (Catholic Identity Conference), she stated that the...