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- In Declining Culture, Normalcy has become Evangelism
- Back to the Roots: Examining Maryknoll's Heroic Beginnings
- The Joyful Heart of Mary
- Corpus Christi and a Free Society
- Manliness and Fortitude: Venerable Emmanuel d'Alzon
- Auriesville Pilgrimage for Restoration Mixes Tradition, Vitality
- Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
- Smite Them, O Lord! Traditional Mass for the Defense of the Faith
- The Little Way of an Apostle: Motives and Methods for the Lay Apostolate
- Saint André of Mount Royal, Timely Canonization, Call to Conversion
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- Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on the Traditional Mass
- War Veterans Council Lied to by Bogus Homosexual Veterans Group
- Still River, Mass. IHM School Pulls out of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston
- Africans Surprise Synod
- National Catholic Register Shocks and Stuns
- Western Cultural Imperialism
- Dr. Robert Moynihan on Ukraine
- The ‘YUM’ Factor
- The Feckless Fathers
- What is Going on in Ukraine?
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- Cardinal Dolan: Pope wants to understand-- not endorse-- civil-union proposals
- Wisconsin bishop says Pope Francis encourages strong stand on life issues
- Cardinal Pell: abuse victims should be allowed to sue dioceses in Australia
- Benedict XVI discusses John Paul I in interview excerpted in Italian newspaper
- New book by Cardinal Kasper explores pastoral approach for divorced/remarried Catholics
- How to Regard Vatican II a special essay by Don Pietro Leone
- Rest in peace, Mario Palmaro
- Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
- Cardinal Dolan, in this age, it is keeping the faith that deserves a "Bravo"
- Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!"
- The true enemies of the Church are bad Catholics
- "Who Am I to Judge? Pope Francis T-Shirt Celebrates Diversity"
- "Francis Effect" analysis: Confessions in sharp declineWhy? Saint Thomas Aquinas explains
- This is the Mass
- For the record: College respondsBoth Board and President release statements
- Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage
- Abducted Orthodox nuns released by Syrian rebel group
- New book explores models for lay catechesis in India
- Papal gardens of Castel Gandolfo now open to public
- Vatican confirms papal visit to South Korea
- Pope Francis on Lenten retreat with members of Curia
- In first year, Pope Francis has challenged 'all' to live Gospel
Today begins the traditional Chair of Unity octave, originally planned to last from the feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome until the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25. The devotion has evolved into the “Week of Prayer,” since the removal from the calendar of the feast that opened the octave. But in the 1962 rubrics, a priest may offer the votive Mass of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome (which we had this morning), so we still have our octave in the traditional rite. Readers may find an inelegant but useful PDF file with the appropriate prayers. Regarding these prayers, be it observed that they are not vague requests for an undefined unity, but explicit petitions for the conversion of all (baptized and non) to Catholic faith and unity under the Supreme Pontiff, the Bishop of Rome and Successor of Saint Peter.
With the conversion to Rome of certain Anglican groups finally a reality thanks to Anglicanorum Coetibus, the octave takes on a fresh luster. In the third day of the octave, we pray for the conversion of all Anglicans. Besides that, Father Paul of Graymoor developed this devotion while yet an Anglican. His subsequent conversion and founding of a Catholic religious order proved that, at least in his case, the prayers worked.
- Father Paul of Graymoor: Founder of the Society of the Atonement and Father of the Church Unity Octave
- Mother Lurana, Foundress of the Sisters of the Atonement
- True Church Unity, Its Meaning and Importance
- Ecumenical Monologue
Hail, Joseph the Just, Hail!
The Holy Patriarch of Nazareth: Patron and Protector of Holy Mother Church
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“Grant me, I beseech Thee, O merciful God, ardently to desire, prudently to study, rightly to understand, and perfectly to fulfill that which is pleasing to thee, to the praise and glory of Thy Name. Amen.”
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The Litany of Saint JosephLord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Etc.
Renowned offspring of David,
Light of Patriarchs,
Spouse of the Mother of God,
Chaste guardian of the Virgin,
Foster Father of the Son of God,
Diligent protector of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,
Joseph, most just,
Joseph, most chaste,
Joseph, most prudent,
Joseph, most strong,
Joseph, most obedient,
Joseph, most faithful,
Mirror of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of Artisans,
Glory of home life,
Guardian of virgins,
Pillar of families,
Solace of the afflicted,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of demons,
Protector of Holy Church,
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. He made him the lord of His household.
R. And prince over all His possessions.
Let us pray.
O God, who in Thy ineffable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy Most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may have for our advocate in heaven him whom we venerate as our protector on earth. Who livest and reignest world without end.
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- Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. on The Council of Trent: Overview of its Importance and Difficulties
- Paul Seymour on The Council of Trent: Overview of its Importance and Difficulties
- Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. on The Council of Trent: Overview of its Importance and Difficulties
- J.D Hickman on The Council of Trent: Overview of its Importance and Difficulties
- This Day in History: December 13th | Steph's Random Facts on The Council of Trent: Overview of its Importance and Difficulties
- A Review of ‘The Church Under Attack’ Eleonore Villarrubia
- Iceland’s Catholic Population Doubles in Past 10 Years Brian Kelly
- Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample on the Traditional Mass Brother-André Marie
- Ten Great Passages Supporting Papal Primacy and Authority Brian Kelly
- 13 Nuns Kidnapped Three Months Ago Are Freed Brian Kelly
- Prayer Request from the Catholic Action League Joe Doyle
- Luther and Calvin Rejected Marriage as Christ’s Sacrament Brian Kelly
- Prayers for Cardinal George Whose Cancer Has Re-Activated Brian Kelly
- 1989: 1000 ‘Russian Orthodox’ Priests Surfaced as Ukrainian Catholics? Brian Kelly
- Small But Fervent Church Growing in Thailand Brian Kelly
- How to Compose Psalm Tones for the Vernacular – Have a Go Yourself
- Arthur Rackham – A Brilliant Illustrator from the Golden Age of British Illustration
- The Iconography of the Immaculate Conception and the Litany of Loreto – A Lesson for Today from the Spanish Masters
- Why a Formation in Catholic Culture is Central to Catholic Education
- Faith is the Only Hope for a Country in Disarray – Venezuela
- Cicely Mary Barker – Enchanting Illustrations for Children’s Books
- Genesis – Can Popular Culture Can Create the Desire for God? I Say Yes!
- Bergoglio, the General Who Wants to Win without Fighting
- Masterpieces of Gregorian Chant / The psalm of the temptation<br />
- Vatican Diary / The secretariat of state has lost its control over the economy
- Kasper Changes the Paradigm, Bergoglio Applauds
- The Two Synods, Real and of the Media
- The Devil's Double-cross, For and Against Pope Francis
- Vatican Diary / Nine days of fireworks on the way
- How to Enter into the Time and Space of God
- What Remains of the Christians of the East
- Synod at the Crossroads, on Second Marriages
- Pennsylvania: Immemorial Mass in Honor of Blessed Charles Habsburg
- Hans Küng is "Overjoyed" About Pope Francis -- "No Need to be a Pope Critic Any More"
- Mario Palmaro is Dead -- The Suffering Critic of Pope Francis is Silenced
- Patriarch Bartholomaios I. Speaks Against the Use of Hagia Sophia as a Mosque
- "Pastoral Care Must be Based in Reality" -- Benedict's Answer to the Speech of Cardinal Kasper
- Is Francis Turning Offenders into Victims and Priests Into Social Workers?
- "Annagate" Rocks France -- Young Russian Girl Extorted to Spy on Manif Pour Tous