The Devils Tremble Before the Name of Mary, Mother of God–via Catholicism Pure and Simple

"The devils not only fear but tremble at the very sound of her sacred name. As men fall prostrate with fear if a thunderbolt falls near them, so do the demons if they hear the name of Mary. The evil spirits greatly fear the Queen of Heaven, and flee at the sound of her name, … Continue reading The Devils Tremble Before the Name of Mary, Mother of God–via Catholicism Pure and Simple

On 9/11: The prayer of Pope Benedict XVI at Ground Zero – Catholic World Report

On the 18th anniversary of that tragic day that changed America forever, we continue to pray for the victims and their families, as well as for peace in our country and around the world. This is a prayer composed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that he prayed at Ground Zero in 2008. Eternal rest grant … Continue reading On 9/11: The prayer of Pope Benedict XVI at Ground Zero – Catholic World Report

Preparing for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

In a way, we get to celebrate Easter again this coming Saturday. Because the glory of the Cross was only realized when the glory of our Savior was made manifest on Easter Sunday. We see the Cross's triumph as Jesus overcomes death. When He rose from the dead, the Cross was exalted (risen) with Him as the … Continue reading Preparing for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Deeper Meaning Behind the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Yesterday, the Gospel for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form (traditional calendar) was the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Most priests, at least the one that we usually have preaching the homily for this Gospel, who celebrate the traditional Mass will direct the faithful's attention to the commentary from the Church Fathers … Continue reading The Deeper Meaning Behind the Parable of the Good Samaritan

September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows — Catholic Restoration

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us. Let us ask for Her intercession in learning to unite our own trials and sufferings with those of Christ during His Passion. This is a great article describing the history of this devotion. September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire … Continue reading September Devotion: Our Lady of Sorrows — Catholic Restoration

The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Queen of Heaven and Earth

Today is a special feast day for our Blessed Mother, both in the traditional and Novus Ordo rites. In the traditional calendar, it is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in the Novus Ordo rite, the memorial of the Queenship of Mary. She is our Queen and Her Immaculate Heart is what … Continue reading The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Queen of Heaven and Earth