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Grappling with Kasperism

Its long-winded, repetitive and exhausting but I triedgrappling with Kasperism.

Pray for a Dying Priest

I ask readers to pray tonight for Fr Norman Wrigley of the Archdiocese of Westminster, the holy, kind, gentle, and very much-loved Priest of the Archdiocese who so exuded charity, love for Christ and His Church, and his brethren, as well as a rare sincerity and simplicity of heart and manner that I decided I wanted to become a Catholic more or less immediately.

I have tonight heard that he is dying. May the Lord Jesus strengthen his servant and Our Blessed Lady intercede for him before the Throne of her Divine Son. May he receive the crown of life everlasting.

Pray for him.

Update: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Norman Wrigley. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

"That Book Has Done Me a Lot of Good!"

Fr Raymond De Souza asks the question in the Catholic Herald to which all Catholics would like an answer, despite the unfortunate fact that Pope Francis, not a week into his pontificate, delivered the answer when he recommended Cardinal Kasper's book, entitled 'Mercy', to the Faithful gathered in St Peter's Square.

Depending on which side of this debate you fall - whether it be that of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Successors of St Peter until now - or some another side entirely, it has - in terms of the 'Kasper Proposal', been either 'uphill' or 'downhill' since then. With the benefit of hindsight, this was Pope Francis's public, and very early endorsement of Cardinal Kasper and the contents of his book. If I recommended 'Mein Kampf' to you, you might just think I was a Hitler sympathiser or in some way supported Hitler's beliefs if I said, 'That book has done me a lot of good.'

Similarly, if I I told you to read 'Th…

Notes on the Shadow Synod Part II

Nicholas Bellord's latest piece detailing the events and speakers at the recent Shadow Synod is enlightening. His latest piece for the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma can be read here.

Happy Feast of St Pius X for tomorrow!

Ora pro nobis!

Swimming, Against the Tide

Swimming, Against the Tide
You feel unnerved And you can’t sleep at night Is it something else you read online? You’d put your trust in the Prince and now Your sole refuge is with the Most High Once you would swim with such confidence With no need to grow weary and tired Full of worry now! ‘When will this darkness end?’ ‘When will the day be bright?’ ‘When will we see light?’
Many waters cannot quench love As sings the Bridegroom to the Bride Many waters cannot quench love But now you start to realise Many waters cannot quench love
When every day brings another blow And your hopes don’t materialise Between the lines of a release from Rome One, long recycled tissue of lies As Mother Church praises ‘Mother Earth’ When Our Mother in Heaven resides! O full of sorrow now! And you take a breath And you just roll your eyes Turn them to the skies
Many waters cannot quench love But now your Love is being denied! Many waters cannot quench love While their plans are finalised Wherever that Sea d…

Happy Feast

Happy Feast, everyone, and don't forget to put the 'World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation' into your calendars. It all gives a different perspective to Pope Pius IX's rallying cry, “Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” It also makes me think that Rome has perhaps reached a new understanding with the powerful of this World about just what constitute grave sins against nature.

St Laurence is still praying for the Church of Rome, let us rejoice in that today. May his prayers aid the Pope and the Bishops to proclaim that Faith that saves, that Life which is eternal, that joy that cannot be robbed from man, that truth which sets us free: Jesus Christ.

Laurence's witness to Jesus Christ is still relevant, particularly today, because he shows us, like so many martyrs, that there is no 'easy road' to heavenly glory. His witness puts paid to the idea that mortal men are incapable of doing, with God, that which is impossible by nat…