It’s official: Christ, the King of Poland!

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By Fr. Paul McDonald

Special to Rorate Caeli 

The Lord Jesus Christ Recognized as the King of Poland

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Radio Maryja (@RadioMaryja) reports that the Bishops of Poland have enthroned, or, to use the bishops’ more sober expression, “recognized” Christ as the King of Poland. This was done in the official presence of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Many pilgrims were present in Poland for this event. Today the act will be repeated in all the Polish cathedrals and parishes. This took place yesterday, Saturday, at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow.


The providential and proximate origin of the act is to be found in revelations received, or said to be received, by the Servant of God Rosalia Zelkova. The Lord — she said — demanded that He be enthroned as King by the…

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Ad aeterna tabernacula festinare —

May this beautiful article from the monks at Silverstream Priory (Ireland) help to bring our hearts and minds back to life’s essentials as we struggle on forwards in this vale of tears. The Cross, the Passion, and the Most Holy Eucharist Today’s Saint Silvester Guzzolini (1177-1267), founder of the so-called Blue Benedictines (from the colour […]

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An Anecdoting Parent — adastraperaspera719

To begin, I must apologize for the extreme length of my blogging hiatus, to whoever my precious subscribers are. I’ve been asked, not a few times, to keep chronicling my *ahem* adventures out in the glorious fruited plain (and its mountains, valleys, crags and gullies), and I’ve come up a little short for my audience. […]

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Mary: New Ark of the Covenant — †Pseudoclasm†

The Virgin Mary is a pivotal figure in the story of Christ Jesus. In many Christian circles she has been overlooked where more emphasis is put on the Apostles than onto her. That said, where do Catholics get their emphasis on Mary in the practice of Christianity? Here is a quote from one of the […]

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Praise, Thanksgiving, and the Priesthood of All Believers — The Catholic Gentleman

Though it has been obscured during different ages of her life, the Church has taught the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers since the very beginning. Our baptism immerses us into the fullness of the life of Christ, granting us participation in his threefold role of prophet, priest, and king. Scripture goes so far as…

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Seven Amazing Facts About the Holy Mass

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In the past I have written about the need to restore reverence and a sense of the sacred to the Mass. The very fact that anthropocentric liturgies have dominated the ecclesial landscape for decades is the best indicator that few truly understand what is happening in the Mass. We cannot recover what we do not know.

To this end I would like to highlight seven amazing facts about the Holy Sacrifice. Understanding these truths, and recollecting them while at Mass, will help enable the faithful to more fully participate within the Liturgy. Everything below comes from Lesson 27 of the 1949 revised edition of the Baltimore Catechism #3. May this current generation humbly learn from the wisdom of the past so that we may effectively catechize and evangelize the next generation.

The Sacrifice of the Mass

1. The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Law in which Christ, through…

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Charges dropped against founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

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After the systematic destruction of the once flourishing Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, here is some good news about their beleaguered founder, Father Stefano Manelli:

From Father Z’s blog:

pater-stefano-maria-manelliYou all will remember the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). They have been under the heavy boot of the Congregation for Religious for a long time now.

In the horrid mix were also awful allegations that had been made against the founder of the FFIs, Fr. Stefano Manelli.

I just read a story which says that all the allegations and charges against him have been investigated by civil authorities and shelved by civil authorities. They dropped it. HERE

Now it remains to be seen whether or not the Congregation will in any way change its tune, or whether they will continue to make of the FFIs an example to take the heart out of traditionalists…

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