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Who guards the guardians?

It was, as many of you have said, splendid to hear the tones of Deacon Nick Donnelly again. In other places, a few mean-minded critics have criticised him for writing here, which is odd, given that most of those who take that view are fine with people who write things which run counter of Catholic teaching publishing; normally quite prepared to support anyone who questions Church doctrine, these people become almost ultra-Montane when they think they have a Pope who is on their side. 669 more words


When i see thee on judgment day

When I see thy face
O divine love
I shall tarry nor faint
For beneath you
None love find its place
How courage
then would fail… 73 more words


Troubling Thoughts

The phone rings, and it is the welcome voice of a long-lost friend. It rings again, and it is that dreaded call shattering the still of night. 184 more words


Summae Parens Clementiae

O Thou eternal Source of love!
Ruler of nature’s scheme!
In Substance One, in Persons Three!
Omniscient and Supreme!

For thy dear mercy’s sake receive… 98 more words


The Gospel is not simply a “message.” It is a presence, a presence that attracts and invites and brings us into union with God. Evangelization therefore begins with prayer, both personal and communal.

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Hell on Earth

Our parish priest has a certain flair for flamboyance, if that’s the right word to describe his style. I could say that his homilies are well animated, through his own actions and outbursts of fingers and robes but I could also say they’re misleading and a great cause of confusion to the good people of our parish Church. 1,786 more words