Category Archives: Announcements


Upcoming events, special promotions, news from Saint Benedict Center and our apostolate: all these could be announced in this area of our site.

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Catholic Restoration Conference VIII: Sept. 11-13 in D.C.

This conference is NOT about the crisis in the Church, but about the crisis in the world because it’s NOT Catholic. ISOC invites you to experience the third in the series of Rebuilding Christendom conferences dedicated to traditional Catholic Social Teachings: With special emphasis on the writings of Father Joseph Casper Husslein (about whom see this and this), a visionary who labored all his life to guarantee justice and opportunity for all … More →

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Action Item: Urge Cardinal O’Malley to Stop Franciscans from Joining Homosexual “PRIDE” Festival 

Boston’s annual homosexual “Pride” parade and festival will occur this Saturday, June 13th. The event is a cauldron of depravity, characterized by indecency, immodesty, lewd and lascivious behavior, exhibitionism, and open displays of sado-masochism, including men in leather masks, dog collars, and chains.  Besides celebrating the rejection of Divine and natural law, it frequently promotes explicitly anti-Catholic themes. Last year’s honorary Grand Marshals were the Sisters … More →

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Look! Beautiful New Statuary at Saint Benedict Center

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, six new statues, handmade in Peru, are now beautifying our sanctuary, lining up as an honor guard on either side of the Holy Trinity. These six saints are, after Our Lady and Saint Joseph, the patrons of our Order. Our Lady and Saint Joseph have side shrines with much larger statues. Beginning on the Gospel side top, we have … More →

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The site was briefly down today due to malicious activity. Our provider tells us we sustained a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack from a range of IPs primarily from Brazil and China. A DDoS attack is a hostile maneuver whereby numerous IPs send requests to your site all at once in order to bring it down. Unfortunately, we had to block China’s and Brazil’s IP range from … More →

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Father Nicholas Gruner, the ‘Fatima Priest,’ Has Died

Last night, John Vennari posted the following on the Catholic Family News Blog: It is my sad duty to announce the sudden death of Father Nicholas Gruner. He died suddenly late today [Wednesday, April 29] of a heart attack while working at his Fatima Center office. At the moment, I do not know more than this. Please re-visit our page for updates. He was truly the … More →

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Save the Dates for the 2015 Saint Benedict Center Conference

Join us on Friday-Saturday, October 16 and 17, 2015, for Saint Benedict Center’s annual conference. NOTE: In recent years, our Conference has been on Columbus Day weekend. But this has caused some conflicts with the previously scheduled activities of other traditional Catholic communities. Therefore, we have transferred it to the following weekend.  Who: YOU! And our speakers so far lined up — Dr. G.C. Dilsaver, Gary Potter, Charles Coulombe, C.J. … More →

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A Special ‘Thank You’ to Mike Church

It is only right that I publicly thank someone who has given a huge boost to our apostolate by way of promoting the important work of Brother Francis. Mike Church is Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative and a radio talk show personality, who hosts Satellite Radio’s longest running talk show since 2003, the Mike Church Show. He has recently made a massive on-air and online promotion of Brother Francis’ course of … More →

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Brother André Marie to Speak in Napa, CA This Saturday

On Saturday, April 25, Brother André Marie will be speaking at the 2015 Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. He will be one of three speakers at this one-day event that draws hundreds of Catholic men annually.  Brother’s talks will be “Montfortian Manliness” and “Religious Liberty vs. Religious Right.” For details, go here: Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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IHM School Open House

All potential IHM School students and their parents are encouraged to attend IHM School open house days on April 16 and April 23. During these days, visitors can observe and participate in the school day at IHM, including classes, lunch, and breaks. Come and see for yourself what IHM is like. Contact the School if you would like to attend. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Boston ‘Way of the Cross for Life’ on Good Friday

The 28th Annual Way of the Cross for Life will be held on Good Friday, April 3, at 9:00 a.m., from Government Center in Boston to Holy Cross Cathedral, a two-mile walk. Father Tom Carzon will lead us, and Cardinal Sean will bless us at the Cathedral. Join us and pray to end abortion! Contact Colbe Mazzarella (617)569-4570 Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Demand Action from National Leadership of Knights of Columbus over Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Scandal

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today is urging all faithful Catholics concerned over the scandal of Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to contact the national leadership of the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, and urge them to veto the decision by Bay State Knights to march in Sunday’s parade along with a homosexual activist group. The State Council of the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus … More →

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LATE NOTICE: Feb. 15 Sunday Mass Schedule Change at Saint Benedict Center

Due to travel complications caused by inclement weather, Father Phillipson is not able to be here to offer the regular 7:30 and 9:30 Sunday Masses tomorrow. Instead, Monsignor Lamothe will offer a Low Mass at 2:00 in the afternoon, after he has fulfilled obligations elsewhere. The calling tree has been notified. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Scrolling Issue Fixed on Site

Many of our readers probably noticed that we had a glitch on our site for a time. When a reader scrolled near the bottom of a page, he could not scroll back up; he was trapped in the comments section. This nuisance was fixed last evening, thanks to the competence of our fantastic web designer, who can parse php in his sleep. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Comment Moderation Note: ‘Hell’

Some readers recently commented on a posting regarding the tragic case of Brittany Maynard. The word “hell,” which appeared in several of the comments, flagged off our moderation system not to allow those comments to be published, pending moderation. I have just removed “hell” from the list of “bad words” that Disqus flags for moderation. (That list is long and grotesque, by the way!) I’m … More →

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Glitch with Disqus Comment System Now FIXED!

We are experiencing some problems with the Disqus comment system. All comments are being recorded and posted. The problem is with their syncing to our web site in such a way that they are properly displayed on our front page. It may take some time to fix this problem as we are unable to attend to it right away due to the other duties that … More →

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