Sacraments

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus… n 1673, a French Visitandine (Visitation) nun named Margaret Mary Alacoque had a private revelation of Jesus, in which he asked the Church to honour his Most Sacred Heart. In particular, Jesus gave to St. Margaret Mary 12 specific promises made to all who venerated and promoted devotion to...

“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...

Ireland: Synod Mania = Rebellion Against God

A reader in Ireland emailed this latest scandal, published in The Irish Catholic Newspaper... Sacramental marriage for gay and lesbian Catholics and the ordination of women priests are key demands of an LGBT focus group set by Bishop Kevin Doran as part of the synodal process. A Church-wide apology to LGBT people and their families...

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...

Happy Feast of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland!

In the traditional calendar, 10 June remains the Feast of St Margaret (celebrated in modern  parishes on 16 November.)  Below,  the edifying context for the prayer quoted in the image above: In 1093, Malcolm and their oldest son died in battle. Instead of crying out to God with sorrow, Margaret, who already had a severe illness...

June: Month of the Sacred Heart – And Pride in Sin… Why The Ongoing Silence From Church?

From Mail Online... Pride parades pose little risk of spreading monkeypox because most transmission is linked to 'enclosed spaces' such as nightclubs, a World Health Organization adviser has hinted. Andy Seale, from the agency's department for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, said in a briefing yesterday there was no 'enhanced risk' of transmission at the annual celebrations. Many cases have...

Cardinal Sodano Dead – Jesus Mercy, Mary Help!

Editor writes... A reader emailed this news:  The enemy of Fatima, and all-round nasty piece of work has died... From Gloria TV... Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 94, has died in Rome (May 27). The elderly cardinal, born in November 1927 in Isola d'Asti, northern Italy, had been in poor health from various ailments and had suffered a recent...

Church Decline – Laity to Blame… Really?

Editor writes... It is worth reflecting on the above short video discussion in the context of this assessment of the pontificate of Pope Francis I, asking... do we really want the next conclave to elect a Francis II ?  And is it fair - or even possible - to blame the laity for the current...