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Fatima: New Text Published…

In a recent blog post (found here), Antonio Socci, the author of The Fourth Secret of Fatima, notes the importance of a recently published official biography of Sr. Lucia from the Carmelites of Coimbra (the convent where the Portuguese nun lived and died), titled "Um caminho sob o olhar de Maria" (A Path Under the Gaze of Mary)....

Catholic Truth Challenge: Come Debate With Us, Monsignor Loftus …

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe the awful column penned by Mgr Basil Loftus in the Catholic Times. To say it’s “awful” is akin to saying there’s a bit of unrest in Iraq these days. The man doesn’t have a Catholic thought in his head and his utter hatred for the authentic Catholic religion...

Pope Francis: There is only one Korea (and one Church, Holy Father…)

Daejeon, South Korea, Aug 15, 2014 / 04:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness. “There is only one Korea, but this family is divided,” the Pope said to a large...

Happy Feast of the Assumption!

As with all Feast Day threads, feel free to offer your favourite prayers, hymns, stories, whatever, to honour Our Lady on this most important Feast Day.Note: if you would like to attend a Traditional Latin Mass to mark this Holy Day, there is Mass in the SSPX chapel in Renfrew Street, Glasgow at 6.30pm...

Satanic Black Masses & The Scandal of Communion in the Hand…

Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 8, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacrilege” that requires a prayerful response, the local archbishop emphasized. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City in an Aug. 4...

Iraq: Impressive Christian Response…

Iraqi militants seized control Thursday of the country's largest Christian city -- reportedly telling its residents to leave, convert or die -- while members of another religious minority remained trapped on a mountain without enough food or water, circumstances that fueled calls for the U.S. and U.N. to get more involved.  Read more Comment It's been...

Papal Scandals: Why Are Bishops Silent?

 The scandals surrounding Pope Francis just keep on coming.  Here's two out of the many reported across the internet in recent days. "Among those who persecuted and denounced Pentecostals, almost as if they were crazy people trying to ruin the race, there were also Catholics," [Pope Francis] said. "I am the pastor of Catholics, and I ask...

Media Silence: Christians Persecuted in Iraq – Not That You’d Ever Guess…

The plight of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports, as thousands fleeing regions controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have been robbed of their possessions at ISIS checkpoints. ISIS, a Sunni extremist group that advocates Islamic Shariah law, is reportedly persecuting...

Pope Paul VI Enthusiastic About The Spirit of Novelty Within the Church

Reader, Jim Paton from Perth, submitted the following extract from the text of the General Audience of Pope Paul VI on 2nd July, 1969. It is not available in English on the Vatican website, but you can read the original text by clicking on the photo of Paul VI. All emphases have been added by...

Catholicism & The Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 – The Problem…

Celebrating the Gift in Sport Pope Francis gives blessing to Glasgow conference  Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering for a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games. Sponsored by the Bishops Conference of Scotland, Celebrating the Gift in Sport will explore how sport and faith can...