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St Michael, Archangel – Defender of the Church

Editor writes... Pope Leo XIII wrote the powerful prayer to St Michael Archangel below and ordered that it be recited after every low Mass - click here for more on what happened to inspire the Pope to make this order, and then share your thoughts on which of the versions you are more inclined to...

Belgian bishops’ push for same-sex blessings is ‘heretical opposition to the revealed truth’ – Müller

(LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Gerhard Müller [pictured], the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has written a statement (see full text below) rebuking the Belgian bishops for their September 20 document approving homosexual relationships and offering them a liturgical blessing. In the statement as sent to LifeSiteNews by the German cardinal,...

Gloria TV … Not So Glorious?

Editor writes... Note:  the above cartoon is one of the many very good cartoons produced by Gloria TV - some time ago I received permission to use their cartoons - I have used at least one in our newsletter but, ironically, I think this is the first time I've made use of that permission on...

Archbishop Viganò To Brother Bishops: Speak Out!

Published at The Remnant Newspaper Archbishop Viganò's exhortation to his brother bishops published here on the Feast of Pope Saint Pius X...  CARLO MARIA VIGANÒ  Archbishop, Apostolic Nuncio To my venerable Brothers in the Episcopate In the glorious martyrs, Holy Church gives us an example of heroic virtues to imitate, showing us how the Grace of God assists...

New English Cardinal: Critics of Vatican II In Danger of Being No longer Catholic But Protestant

From The Tablet... Pope Francis greets new English Cardinal Arthur Roche, prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, during a consistory for the creation of 20 new cardinals yesterday. England’s new cardinal says those who are “stubbornly opposing” the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council are in danger of adopting a...

Irish Priest Fr Brendan Hoban: Dissident or Apostate? Is This Priest Even Remotely Catholic?

Editor writes... Leitourgos asks that we discuss the above Taylor Marshall video which features sentiments expressed by an elderly Irish priest which are "simply unbelievable, but all too believable, if you know what I mean." Oh yes, I know exactly what you  mean.  Click here to watch a shorter clip from the above video... But first,...

Dissent or Blasphemy: Is It Ever Acceptable?

From the Catholic Herald - Rushie attack reminds Catholics they must always accept dissent (Editor:  Really?) The attack on Sir Salman Rushdie last Friday was perhaps the culmination of a decades-long struggle between the author and prohibition on freedom of speech, a fight the Indian-born novelist never, in fact, picked. It started with Sir Salman’s book...

Third Secret of Fatima: The Abandonment Of The Faith Within Church… Even At The Very Top

One online commentator remarked, perhaps a tad sarcastically on seeing the above video, that "With all respect, it is NO secret at all our Catholic Church is in ruins..."  Editor writes... The narrator in the above (excellent) short film may give the impression of confusing the request of Our Lady for the Consecration of Russia with...

Fulton Sheen On The Laity… But What Can The Laity DO To “See That Priests Act Like Priests”?

On a previous thread, Marinaio concludes a comment as follows:  Yesterday’s Gospel warned us of what we are seeing: the hierarchy — the pope and the vast majority of bishops — are ravening wolves in sheep’s clothing. Let us stand together and defend the flock against those rapacious predators. Laura replies... Your last paragraph made me think....

Glasgow Priest: Open Letter Regarding State of the Church in Scotland – Souls Are Being Endangered!

Editor writes... Glasgow priest, Father Stephen Dunn, who, in 2020, posted an Open Letter on this blog regarding the imposition of Covid restrictions on churches, (to read, click here), has honoured us by submitting a second Open Letter for publication, in response to recent, and ongoing, scandals within the Church in Scotland. Thank you, Father... OPEN...