CHRISTUS VINCIT,CHRISTUS REGNAT,CHRISTUS IMPERAT
CHRISTUS AB OMNI MALO
PLEBEM SUAM DEFENDAT
THANK YOU POPE BENEDICT HOLINESS
HIS HOLINESS INSPIRES US
The manifest holiness of Pope Benedict perfectly accords with every other characteristic of the man, his meek and humble spirit, his serene presence, his composure , his insight in spiritual matters and his love of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Thank you Holy Father for being an example and inspiration to us all.
In the days when "Brittania waived the rules" as the wags had it, it was not easy being a Catholic, if it ever has been. Even in his native Ireland, James Dixon found that to be so. Because Erin had long since ceased to belong to its people, but rather to the English invaders. King George III sat upon the English throne for 59 years. He had the misfortune to suffer periodic bouts of apparent insanity induced by the disease known as porphyria. One of his other misfortunes was to lose the American colonies in their struggle for independence. Closer to home, the Irish also developed the idea that they ought to rule in their own country.And in 1798, the United Irishmen rebelled against British rule. Most of the leaders of the Rebellion were in fact highly educated Protestants rather than Catholics. Nevertheless the popular support inevitably came from the Catholic majority. The Rebellion was bloodily repressed in short order. Then the fierce effort to find and punish the perpetrat…
Technical problems with Google
indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will
find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church
over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December
2009. This post first appeared on 6th July 2010.
He was the most dazzling King of his time. Noted since his youth for his handsome good looks, athleticism and intellectual achievements, his court was the destination for the great achievers of his time. But, of late, things had begun to sour a little. Foreign adventures and his heavy gambling had left him cash-strapped. His wife had failed to produce a male heir, and his Chancellor, the Pope's Legate a Latere, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey had failed to secure from the Pope an Annulment of the King's marriage. This was particularly irritating because he did want a male heir, and his roving eye had fixed its attention on a very likely lass among his Queen's Ladies in Waiting: Ann …
Father Greg Jordan S.J. - widely known as "the good Jesuit" went to his Eternal Reward on 19th July, 2015.
This article first appeared in the November 2006 Issue of "THE PRIEST" published by the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and is reproduced here by permission of the Editor Father John Corrigan.
WHY I LOVE BEING A PRIEST
" Retrieving Milestones Along the Road Queensland saw an act of vandalism this year that grieved many conscious of the significance of traditions in Australian history: parties unknown pored weedkiller on that legendary national icon, the so-called Tree of Knowledge at Longreach, under which the Australian Labor Party is said to have been born. It was the State of Queensland that elected the world's first Labor Government, and the news shocked and saddened those who value our origins and their symbols.The question was: would the tree survive? The experts speculated, some saying that it would surely die, others expressing the ho…