The meaning of being Catholic

The life of Saint Edmund Campion gives us some profound food for thought on what it means to be Catholic.


Some Catholic Hymns praising Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ

Here are two beautiful hymns praising Mary the Mother of Christ Jesus. Pray for us O most humble Virgin Theotokos that we may love your Son Jesus Christ our God always, Amen.




The Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist- An Exhortation by Father Casey

Here is a powerful homily on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist/Blessed Sacrament by the brilliant priest Father Casey.

Why Women Wear Mantillas In Church

Here is a great article on the Catholic and Ancient Christian practice of women covering their heads in church.

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Chapel veils, or mantillas (which comes from the word manta, meaning cape) are typically circular or triangular shaped pieces of black or white lace that are draped over a woman’s head when attending Mass, or in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the black veils were worn by married or widowed women, while the white veils were worn by young girls, or unmarried women, but there are no hard and fast rules about this.

“Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels.” (1 Corinthians 11:10)

St. Paul reminds us that as Christ did the will, and sought the honour of God the Father, so the Christian should avow his subjection to Christ, doing His will and seeking His glory. We should seek a fitting demeanour in our dress and habit, avoiding everything that may be dishonourable before…

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Doctrinal Foundation of Devotion to the Sacred Heart

A great article on the Catholic devotion to the the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ.

by The Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Sacred Heart - TurgisMost of us know that Devotion to the Sacred Heart is part of our Catholic religion. We have known from childhood about the nine first Fridays. We often recite the Litany of the Sacred Heart. Annually we celebrate the solemn feast of the Sacred Heart. I am sure that we know several aspirations, like: “Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee.” Over the years, every time I pick up the telephone, before I talk to whoever called, I make an aspiration to the Sacred Heart. It helps; you never know who is on the other side. There are pictures and statues of the Sacred Heart. I would like to recommend that every home have at least a picture or a statue of the Sacred Heart. Some of us, I dare say, have memorized the twelve promises of…

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The Mystery of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist/Lord’s Supper

Here are two beautiful videos by Father Robert Barron (a Catholic Priest and host of the Catholic podcast site: Word on Fire)  that bring great clarity to the Ancient Christian belief in the Real Presence of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist. This belief is further emphasised in the doctrine of Transubstantiation.

This is a belief that is shared by the Catholic Church, The Assyrian Church of the East, The Eastern Miaphysite Churches in Egypt, Ethiopia,Syria and India and the Eastern Chalcedonian Churches in Greece and Eastern Europe as well as parts of the Middle East.