The hermeneutic of continuity: How to listen to the sermon tomorrow

So we can use a sermon, as a sacramental, to increase in grace

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It is good to see Fr Tim Finigan back on form. Every post of his is reflective and worth pondering on. I thought that this in particular may be something we had forgotten about.

Ofsted’s Totalitarian Moral Vision – Faith Schools Which Resist Could be Closed | CitizenGO

The school inspectors, Ofsted, are now penalising schools for failing to talk to primary school children about sexual orientation and gender “reassignment”. Ofsted are essentially attempting to force religious schools to teach an ideology which is contrary to the tenets of many traditional religions. They are undermining the freedom of parents to educate their children in accordance with their own traditions, and undermining the freedom of religion.

Source: Ofsted’s Totalitarian Moral Vision – Faith Schools Which Resist Could be Closed | CitizenGO

Please sign this petition.

URGENT PRAYER ALERT! The Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia ask an AUDIENCE | Fr. Z’s Blog

Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ [The Four Cardinals who submitted the Five Dubia] Letter Asking Pope for an AudienceThe April 25 missive was hand-delivered to the Pope on May 6 but has received no response.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s Proposal to exterminate Irish in Scotland

THIS article on the SPUC website tells how Nicola Sturgeon is apparently trying to exterminate the Irish by allowing them free abortions on the NHS in Scotland.

Is this because she considers the Irish a threat to the stability of her avowed goal of Scottish independenece or does she just hate the Irish?

Perhaps she simply hates babies! Who knows?

Cardinal Sarah: St. John Paul II ‘forced his broken body to kneel’ before Eucharist | News | LifeSite

Catholics should follow Pope St. John Paul II’s example of kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament, Cardinal Robert Sarah said, noting that the late pope knelt even until his last days. The cardinal also highlighted St. Teresa of Calcutta’s reverence for the Eucharist, noting that she once said nothing brought her more sadness than Communion on the hand.

Source: Cardinal Sarah: St. John Paul II ‘forced his broken body to kneel’ before Eucharist | News | LifeSite

| Catholicism without compromise

Many Muslims – maybe even the majority – are peaceable and want the things we all want. A happy family, home… fulfillment. But if you read the Koran, it is hard to see how Islam, with its repeated injunctions to slaughter the Infidel without mercy, can ever possibly be described as a religion of peace.

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Having read the qoran this statement is totally true – Our recourse to combat this is the Holy Rosary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Blessed Lord Himself transebstantially present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

RORATE CÆLI: Bishop Schneider interview in Polish Catholic daily mainstream paper

Another shock was for us the practice of the giving Holy Communion in hand. To my parents, my siblings and to me such a practice was really horrible, my mother even cried, when she saw such a scene.

Source: RORATE CÆLI: Bishop Schneider interview in Polish Catholic daily mainstream paper

This is a Bishop who truely loves Our Blessed Lord – Please read this article.

RORATE CÆLI: Conference on Amoris Laetitia: The Need for Consistency between Magisterium and Tradition

Now, these five questions have put the Pope in a stalemate. If he were to answer them by denying the Tradition and the Magisterium of his predecessors, he would pass to being formally heretical, so he cannot do it. If instead he were to answer them in harmony with the previous Magisterium, he would contradict a great part of the doctrinally relevant actions taken during his pontificate, so it would be a very difficult choice. He, therefore, chose silence because, humanly speaking, the situation can appear to have no way out.

Source: RORATE CÆLI: Conference on Amoris Laetitia: The Need for Consistency between Magisterium and Tradition

If you haven’t already done so, please (Click on the above link and) read this paper carefully. It is excellent and by far the clearest critique of Amoris Laetitia and its relevance to the Doctrine of the Church that I have read. If you have glanced at it, but thought it a bit long to read in detail, please give it another go and read it thoroughly.

Stand up, sit down, turn around, ‘The Mass is ended, go in peace’… | Cantate Domino

One could rite a Screwtape letter along these lines: ‘My Dear Screwtape, prevent them from meditating on the sacrifice of the cross at all costs. Punctuate every sixty seconds with an imposed change of posture or a demanded response. ‘

Source: Stand up, sit down, turn around, ‘The Mass is ended, go in peace’… | Cantate Domino