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Can the Souls in Purgatory Pray for Us?

As we pray this month for the holy souls in purgatory a question may arise: Can the souls in purgatory pray for us — and do they? This is... More →

Roberto de Mattei on Liberal Westerners Not Getting the Paris Massacres

Professor de Mattei condemns the foolish maneuvers of liberal Western powers (the U.S., France, etc.) in causing the Paris massacres of 13 November, 2015. Included in the historian’s denunciation... More →

Cardinal Sarah’s Words Should be in Gold Letters

A priest who speaks as a priest ought, a bishop as a bishop, a cardinal as a cardinal, an official of the Holy See as an official of the... More →

‘Simon, Son of John, Lovest Thou Me?’

I am continuing here from my previous column, “I Go a Fishing,” with the rest of chapter 21 of Saint John. After the Apostles had caught so many fish,... More →

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In the year 711, the Visigothic Kingdom of Spain fell to the invading Umayyad Muslim forces. This was due to the fateful victory of the Berber commander Ṭāriq ibn Ziyad, over Visigothic forces in the Battle of Guadalete. Spain’s monarch, King Rodrigo, was either killed in that battle or perhaps escaped to what is now Portugal. Either way, his... More →

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The small European country of Estonia (bordered by Russia on the east, by Latvia on the south, and by the Baltic Sea on west and north, just under Finland) became a satellite of the Communist government after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The interiors of many parish churches were re-painted by the Communists.  However,... More →


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