Lourdes

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...

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...

Will You Give Up A False Apparition For Lent?

Editor writes... It is difficult to keep up with the new "apparitions" across the globe.  The latest craze, I'm told, is the "Divine Will" - click here for more on that... St Paul did warn the Church of the danger of such distractions, when he charged Timothy the first Bishop of Ephesus, to preach the Faith...

11 February: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

From the website of the Franciscan Media On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March...