Author Archives: Brother André Marie
If the reader will pardon a little fraternal bragging, my brother, Charles Villiarrubia, played tuba on this CD that was recorded by the Empire Brass some time, I think, in the 1990s. It’s hard not to like Gabrielli. Just imagine hearing his music being played from the antiphonal choirs of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, where it was written to be performed. And by way … More →
Progressives sometimes claim that the Church’s magisterium has made various “quiet repudiations” of the doctrine extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Whatever the basis of these claims, it may be replied that de fide definita dogmatic formulations are not subject to repudiations of any sort, but are of a definitive character. All that aside, a friend has just pointed out a “quiet affirmation” of the dogma in … More →
These are a very English couple of days, yesterday and today, in the Church’s calendar, what with Saint Bede the Venerable yesterday and Saint Augustine of Canterbury today. That the former wrote about the latter in his famous Ecclesiastical History of the English People, establishes a certain literary solidarity between the two, a sign of their spiritual communion in Christ’s Mystical Body. St Augustine of … More →
Interested persons might look into the Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE). They are affiliated with the Catholic FSE or UIGSE (Union of International Guides and Scouts of Europe). This is a Catholic youth movement. The main page for the movement in North America is www.fneexplorers.com; the page in New Jersey — the first group in the USA, and affiliated with a thriving traditional Mass center … More →
It is a crime against boyhood, manhood, and the honor of a once noble institution. More seriously, it is an obscene gesture sent Heavenward. Homosexual youth will be admitted to the BSA starting January 1 of 2014. The sodomite camel’s nose is now under the Scouts’ tent, and the unholy cause will continue to go from strength to strength as the rest of its malign … More →
It has been a big week! Here is a video of a First Holy Communion on May 12, 2013 here at Saint Benedict Center.
Speaking of Judas’ words on St. Mary Magdalene’s “waste” of spikenard, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, said: “This is the first reference that I personally found in the Gospel of poverty as an ideology. The ideologue does not know what love is because they do not know how to gift themselves.” This passage from the Gospels is a great apologetic for lavishing valuable things on … More →
(CWN) A lesbian teacher who lost her job at a Catholic school in Ohio after revealing her lesbian partnership will not be receiving support from the local teachers’ union. Read more…
Concerning the recent avalanche of scandal for the Obama White House, Politico ran a story with this unbelievable sentence: “Top GOP sources acknowledge that it’s highly unlikely the White House was directly involved in the IRS mess, but the probe is sure to add to the Republican-spun narrative of Democratic, Big Government overreach.” Can anyone really deny that there is Big Government overreach here? The … More →
You can learn a lot from this man. From the TFP: This two-minute unplanned recording was captured during a campaign for traditional marriage in White Plains, New York, by TFP Student Action volunteers. When the man featured in this interview came rolling down the sidewalk on his skateboard, he saw our signs promoting God’s marriage, stopped, and accepted a copy of our handout, 10 Reasons … More →
Some of the things that Michael Voris points out in this episode of the Vortex have been previously noted on Catholicism.org (here, for instance). It’s worth seeing them all in one place. In brief, Pope Francis is not the pope the liberals modernists and progressivists really want.