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RSS USCCB Daily Readings

  • Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, priest Reading I Hg 1:1-8 On the first day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius, The word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest Joshua, son […]

RSS The Catholic Gentleman

  • Chivalry In The Modern World
    In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet with the one and only Charles Coulombe to discuss modern chivalry. They discuss the death of chivalry and how society is in desperate need of more chivalrous men. They go into how an allegiance to the Church and all her teachings is at the […]
  • The Secret To Being A Successful Man
    In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss some incredibly rich traditions within the Catholic Church and the sad decline in our modern times to actively practicing them. These practices have been either marginalized or forgotten but have great value for the Church and our individual pursuit of holiness. The post The […]
  • Catholics, Alcohol, And Drinking
    In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss some incredibly rich traditions within the Catholic Church and the sad decline in our modern times to actively practicing them. These practices have been either marginalized or forgotten but have great value for the Church and our individual pursuit of holiness. The post Catholics, […]

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RSS The Hermeneutic of Continuity

  • Enjoying the Feast of the Holy Trinity
    The weather in London today finally broke into just above 20 degrees centigrade, or just tipping 70 if you are using old money. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. This weekend and last, I have been helping at St Bede’s, Clapham Park. In a most pastorally sensitive […]
  • Blessing of the New Painting of St Bede at Clapham Park
    This morning, the parish priest at Clapham Park, Fr Marcus Holden, blessed a new picture of the parish's patron, Saint Bede, painted by James Tildsley. It is sited over a recently installed side altar near the rear of the Church. The altar itself was acquired from Antique Church Furnishings. The website gives the information that […]
  • Rogationtide and the Prayer of Petition
    Rogationtide is traditionally a time of prayer in preparation for the Ascension; England was one of the earliest countries to spread the custom. In Rome, fasting but not abstinence was observed, a concession to the continuing joy of Easter. Challoner mentions abstinence in the 1775 edition of his Garden of the Soul, but it had […]

RSS Fr Ray Blake’s Blog

  • The Lord’s descent into the underworld
    At Matins/the Office of Readings on Holy Saturday the Church gives us this 'ancient homily', I find it incredibly moving, it is about Holy Saturday, about what Christ did through his Cross in the hiddeness of the tomb.After my mothers death I bought this 17/18th cent Russian icon of itChrist crashes through the world of […]
  • A homily for Good Friday
    "and there they stripped him of his clothes"At the Solemn Liturgy today I was struck by your absence, and yet of the mysterious presence of the whole Church. Today. we who are not poor during this time of pandemic have suddenly discovered how poor we really are, and how fragile we and our world are.We have been […]
  • Cardinal Biffi on the Antichrist
    ",,,,  the Antichrist presents himself as a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist. He ... seeks the consensus of all the Christian confessions, conceding something to each one.""The crowds follow him, except for tiny groups of Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants. Chased by the Antichrist, they tell him, 'You have given us everything except for the one thing […]

RSS Fr. Z's Blog

  • Cri de Coeur: “What next?” After which, Fr. Z rants.
    From a reader in reaction to the dialogue between Francis and Jesuits in Bratislava.  HERE I had closed the combox on that post.  My correspondent, a long-time… loooongitime reader and very knowledgeable about the state of the Church in these … Read More →
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  • BOOK ALERT: The Sabbatical by Michael D. O’Brien
    I have just received a Kindle edition of the mystical Catholic writer Michael D. O’Brien’s new novel, The Sabbatical.  US HERE – UK HERE This is a sequel to The Father’s Tale. I am excited to get to this soon. The … Read More →