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BREAKTHROUGH: Pro-Abortion Pelosi Told NOT to Present for Holy Communion – Canon 915

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 20, 2022 / 13:03 pm (CNA). Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should not be admitted to Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, nor should she present herself to receive the Eucharist, until she publicly repudiates her support for abortion. Cordileone said on May 20...

Crisis in the Church: How Much (If Anything) Should We Tell Potential Converts…Nothing?

Editor Writes... On Sunday, just gone, 15 May, 2022,  we celebrated the reception into the Church of Carole, who featured in our July 2017 newsletter, front page (see headline above) and, more recently, her husband, Carole had attended our Conference on 13 May, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition.  Her husband was...

The Incredible Catholic Mass – A MUST-READ

Editor writes... Our blogger Catherine has been reading a book entitled The Incredible Catholic Mass:  An Explanation of the Mass, by Fr Martin von Cochem O.S.F (1625-1712) which  she can't praise enough - Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., Rockford, Illinois 61105, (Originally published 1704). Catherine quotes the publisher's Preface:  "...Probably not ten percent of lay adult...

Teachers: those who instruct many in virtue, will shine like bright stars for all eternity (Dan 11:33)

Blogger Leitourgos writes:  [I've been] thinking about a possible topic for those lighter threads which occasionally appear in the blog and which I find very enjoyable. We all have a great debt towards our teachers. I certainly was extremely lucky, no blessed, with my primary school teachers who not only taught me to read, but...

Ecumenical Scottish Bishops & Church of Scotland – Declaration of (Fake) Friendship

Catholic Church and Church of Scotland release “Declaration of Friendship”. 28 April 2022 The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be invited to welcome an historic Declaration of Friendship with the Catholic Church in Scotland that offers ‘a decisive and irrevocable statement of our friendship with one another, based on our shared faith in...

Catholic Schools in the USA – Once Upon A Time

From the Tradidi Quod et Accepi blog... When Catholic Schools Were Catholic And the servants of the good man of the house coming said to him: Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle? And he said to them: an enemy hath done this. (Matt. 13:27,28) It was what many of...

Happy Feast of St John Ogilvie, Scots Martyr – But Do Scots Priests Believe In Sin These Days?

From Fr John A. Hardon SJ (RIP) Archives... John Ogilvie SJ was born in Scotland of the nobility in 1589 and by that time Scotland had pretty well been lost to the Catholic Church so his up-bringing was Presbyterian. His father, to give him a better education than he could get in Scotland, sent him...

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

Father Stephen Dunn asks that we note and share the following information... This week, in the church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,  Bridgeton, G40 4AU [pictured]. Wednesday is  ASH  WEDNESDAY: day of  fast  and abstinence,  i.e.  NO meat and only one full meal plus two collations.  Traditional Latin Mass is at 6.45pm on Wed evening. FRIDAY...

Sacrament of Penance Vs “Reconciliation”… Is the Confession of Sins Past its Use-by Date – Really?

From the YouTube Platform... You’re listening to the SSPX Podcast and welcome to our sixth episode on the Sacraments, where we’ll look at the new understanding of the Sacrament of Penance – or as it’s more commonly referred to in most churches as Reconciliation. To do that, we’re going to take a step back, and...

Confession Vs “The Theology of Fiction”

From the YouTube Platform... Many people, even non-Catholics, are familiar with this Sacrament, but we’ll take a magnifying glass to it today, so that we can understand more about what is going on. To do that, we’ll start by looking at the concept of sin itself. This may seem almost obvious, but sin does exist....