The Catholic Church

Practical Faith Aka Wasting Your Life…

From Wikipedia... Fulton John Sheen was an American archbishop of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Peoria in 1919, Sheen quickly became a renowned theologian, earning the Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy in 1923. He went on to...

Why Do People Hate Catholicism?

From YouTube... How do we respond when someone tells us they hate the Catholic Church?  Join former Protestant pastor and Catholic convert as he considers this question while riding his 2017 Indian Chieftain Darkhorse. Editor writes...  That's my second ride on a motorbike - and after the first one I was determined there would never be a...

Feast of The Nativity of Our Lady – Enjoy!

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Hail Mary, full of grace Dominus, tecum, The Lord is with thee Benedicta tu in mulieribus Blessed art thou among women Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. And blessed is the fruit of thy  womb, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Holy Mary, mother of God ora pro nobis, peccatoribus, pray  for us, sinners, Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. now and at the...

Australia: Brave Benedictine Priest on Covid Vaccines – Sermon “Not Political, It Is Pastoral” …

Editor writes... Our some-time blogger in USA, Marinaio emails as follows:  I think I’ve mentioned that our daughter Stephanie is married to an Aussie and lives in Canberra, Australia.  She had gone to a retreat in New South Wales recently, run by the Benedictines of Notre Dame monastery in Tasmania.  She was very impressed by the...

UK: Assisted Dying Debate Reignited… But Why?

David Galloway, a surgeon and Former President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow joins Nana Akua on GB News to discuss the issue. Editor writes... Why does this subject keep coming up?  We have, on the one  hand, people filled with fear of becoming infected with Covid-19 (from which the majority recover), terrified...

Archbishop Viganò – 25 Years Ago Our Lady Confirmed Fatima Message in a New Apparition

Rumble — Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò told LifeSite last year about the history of the apparitions of Our Lady in Civitavecchia, Italy which took place 25 years ago. During these miraculous events, Our Lady referred back to her apparitions and messages in Fatima, and she warned that Satan is out to destroy the family. Additionally, Our...

The Justifications For Lockdowns Found Wanting… Journal of Medicine & Philosophy

Although nationwide lockdowns are unprecedented in modern history, there’s been remarkably little public debate about whether they are justified ethically. Vague appeals to ‘protecting the NHS’ will not do, especially since the U.K. Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 2011 says that halting the spread of pandemic influenza virus would be “a waste of public health resources”. In a paper due to...

A New Way To Attract Vocations – Or Not?

A priest sent me several videos similar to the above, showing priests, religious, laity, having great fun, participating in the "Jerusalma challenge" - one even includes some dancing in the sanctuary. Simply put, the Jerusalema challenge is a dance. Those taking up the challenge perform a dance reel to the song Jerusalema, a gospel-influenced house...

Australia Out of Control & Heading For Permanent Lockdown… Aka Tyranny

Email from an Australian reader... Thought you may like to see what is happening here. Coming to a country near you! This happened in the western suburb of Bankstown where the authorities are trying to “stop“ the spread of covid. It’s also where many Christians and Muslims live and it has been said that is why...

Expert on Cardinal Newman Speaks Frankly about Pope Francis – And it’s NOT Flattering!

Fr. Ian Ker, author of many books on St. John Henry Cardinal Newman, discusses Pope Francis and shares ideas on what the saint is likely to have thought about the Church today.  We all need to read Newman to convert, he says... or at least to minimise the danger that we become utterly confused...