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  • Peace amid Uncertainty
    Reflect Even the great contemplatives struggled with knowing God’s will. Reflect on Thomas Merton’s prayer, “I know that . . . you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.” Pray Dear God,I am uncertain of what to do.Help me find the way today.I don’t know how to makethe […]

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  • Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
    Readings for the Memorial of Saint Paul Miki, priest and martyr, and his companions, martyrsReading 1 Gn 1:1-19 In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light," […]

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  • From Clutter Free to Convert w/ T.K. Coleman
    From well-known minimalist to Catholic convert, the depth of wisdom, life experience, and transformation to Christ shared with us by T.K. Coleman is worth every second. What is minimalism and how does it align uniquely with our Catholic understanding of living a devout life? Today T.K. shares with us how to live a flourishing life, […]
  • A Convert’s Journey to Fixing Bad Catholic Music
    It has been used for centuries to elevate and to glorify the Mass, memorize Scripture, and harnessed as a weapon against Satan. Although we see little evidence of this in the modern context, men must understand that music has been given pride of place in the Divine Liturgy. Today, Sam and John are joined by […]
  • 6 Essential Rules Every Catholic Man Should Live By
    “I will fear, love and honor God above all others, even at the cost of my own life.” The early Church was full of martyrs. These men didn’t simply give up their lives for Christ, they faced their death with courage and — sometimes — even jokes! It is said that as St. Lawrence was […]

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  • Communion on the Tongue Part 2 of 2
    Join us for this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio “Communion on the Tongue Part 2 of 2” as we continue answering your questions about receiving communion and what the Church actually teaches! If you would like to see the special live audience Q&A which takes place after the show is over, make sure to watch […]
  • Spiritual Direction Questions, Part 1: Why is Spiritual Direction Needed?
    "Every disciple of Jesus is thereby called to spiritual direction in some way, shape, or form in order for them to become who God made them to be." - Fr. Matthew MacDonald
  • Hey, Catholic Writer: Writing About Our Story Can Make Us Holier
    "When we see writing as a way to magnify the Lord and minimize ourselves, we realize that honest writing is not only refreshing and liberating, but humbling in a spiritually healthy way." - Claire Dwyer

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Daily Rome Shot 655 with video
    Processione della Candelora pic.twitter.com/2t1FLblB55 — SS. Trinità dei Pellegrini (@fssp_roma) February 4, 2023 Meanwhile,… White to move.  This one was really hard for me. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for … Read More →
  • Card. Sarah on what the Church “tragically” needs today
    From the introduction of Cardinal Sarah’s new book. When priests offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass unworthily, when they give the Eucharistic Jesus to sinners who have no intention of asking Him to forgive their sin’s or of living … Read More →
  • Your Sunday Sermon Notes – SEPTUGESIMA Sunday (N.O.: 5th Ord) 2023 – Fr. Z POLL!
    We are back in violet this Sunday, as Pre-Lent begins in the traditional Roman Rite. Here’s a poll.  Anyone can vote, but only registered and approved participants can comment.  ALL comments are moderated. Keep in mind that Septuagesima could fall … Read More →