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Africa: The Great Vatican II Success Story … Not!

From New Liturgical Movement... In a recent episode of “Word on Fire,” Bishop Barron responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure, by making two arguments: Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.  [i.e. "after this, because of...

Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

From the Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC) Why do Catholics believe in the Immaculate Conception? The belief means that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was preserved without sin for her entire life. Read answers to the issues raised by this doctrine here Editor writes... As with all Feast Day threads, discuss any relevant issues, and share your...

All Souls Day… Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

Editor writes... November, traditionally the Month of the Holy Souls, is the period of mourning, so to speak, as we remember, and pray especially for, our deceased relatives and friends who may be suffering in Purgatory.  Apart from the saints canonised using the Church's traditional and highly rigorous process, Catholics have never assumed that anyone...

1st November: Feast of All Saints – Let’s Party!

Editor writes... Since the family in the above video just might inspire some of our bloggers and/or readers to celebrate their own family party to mark the Feast Day, I thought I'd post this thread a little ahead of time for those who would appreciate the ideas and welcome the time to prepare. As always with...

Happy Feast of the Most Holy Rosary!

Editor writes... The above hymn is beautiful, but not the tune most of us in Scotland (if not across the UK) learned growing up.  I've tried to find that tune, but if there's one online, it's well hidden. Anyway, this lovely version is published to give honour to Our Lady on this important Feast, with...

It IS Biblical to Pray to Our Lady – It IS… Definitely!

Editor writes... Recently, I found myself discussing the issue of praying to Our Lady on The Conservative Woman blog.  I came across them during lockdown when it was one of the few places of refuge online, challenging the whole Covid scam.  I still receive their daily news bulletins, so when this one arrived, I couldn't...

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Reflection

A Reflection for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel On the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Mass we read from St John’s Gospel the poignant and iconic incident of the Mother of Jesus at the Foot of the Cross. This scene has given rise to productions in the visual arts...

“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...

Happy Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady!

Editor writes...  I was delighted to read the following comment over at the YouTube channel - because, I, too, attended the Convent of Mercy secondary school in Garnethill... We sang this Hymn every day in May at Garnethill Convent (Glasgow) and wore blue ribbons with a Medal of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary....

Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia: Pray for our Aussie Catholic Cousins!

A Reflection on Our Lady Help of Christians... The Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, which is celebrated on May 24, dates back to the sixteenth century, which was not a peaceful time in Europe. In 1571, Catholics throughout the continent joined in praying the rosary in hopes of prevailing over military forces that...