Why the Rosary and the Immaculate Heart are Fatima’s Two Last Remedies for the World

The Rosary and Immaculate Heart: the Two Last Remedies Delivered at numerous pro-life rallies across Ireland in 2018. Edited for publication.  It is not unusual for those fighting for any length of time in the pro-life, pro-family movement to be subject at certain times to the temptations of hopelessness and despair. It can often seem …

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Holy Face Part V: our struggle against Communism

Introduction During 1848 – “The Year of Revolution” – violent upheavals broke out all over Europe. France, Italy, Germany, the Habsburg territories, and other parts of Europe all saw liberal revolutionaries attempting to overthrow the established order. However, the most revolutionary act of that year was not an act of political violence, but the publication …

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Holy Face Part IV: A Work for the Whole Church

This is the fourth part of our series on the revelations of Our Lord Jesus Christ to Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun of the Carmel of Tours, between 1843 and her death in 1848. These revelations, calling for a “work of reparation to the Holy Face”, were regarded as authentic by the …

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Holy Face Part III: the “exterior object” of reparation

This is the third part of our series on the Holy Face devotion. In this part we take up the account of the revelations where we left it at the end of Part II. Readers will recall that Our Lord Jesus Christ, in a series of revelations between August 1843 and June 1845 made known …

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Holy Face Part II: The beginning of the work of reparation

“I have entered the arena to battle with the enemies of God… The following is the formula of my militant procedure: “I begin my placing my soul in Our Lord’s hands, after which I beg Him to use my soul as He would a bow, urging Him to bend it so that the arrows would …

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Holy Face I: The Prayers of Reparation, Origins and Papal Approvals

The article is posted in honour of St Martin of Tours, divinely appointed patron of the "work of reparation", on his feast day. The WM Review is publishing below the “prayers of reparation” to the Holy Face, revealed to Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun of the convent of Tours, in a series …

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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: the only foundation of true freedom

Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 47: 11 Introduction In his 1947 essay Leisure the Basis of Culture the German philosopher Josef Pieper wrote: “[I]t might be asked whether we are not all of us proletarians and all of us, …

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Membership of the Church: Part IV – Schism & Excommunication

Introduction In the first three parts of this series, we have seen that: The Catholic Church is a perpetually visible society which must therefore consist of members whose identity is discernible by the senses;The sacrament of baptism is necessary and sufficient for constituting an individual as both a subject and a member of the Catholic …

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Membership of the Church: Part III – Public Profession of the True Faith

In this part we will examine the second condition of membership, that of public profession of the true faith. In part one of this series, we saw that the Catholic Church could be defined as: “The society of men who, by their profession of the same faith, and by their partaking of the same sacraments, make up, …

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Suffering under persecution – the example of Robert Southwell and the English Martyrs

One of the great delusions of the modern age is the presumption that human beings today are in some way “better”, more “enlightened”, more “moral” than people in the past, who were were cruel, or ignorant, or incapable of seeing things which are obvious to “modern man”. This attitude reveals itself in the frequent use …

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