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Brother André Marie

About Brother André Marie

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Brother Andre Marie graduated from that city's Holy Cross School in 1988. He went on to study at Louisiana State University (LSU) on full scholarship as a music major. After three years at LSU, he transferred to Holy Apostles College and Seminary, in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he took a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spring of 1993 (major in Humanities with a minor in Philosophy). In September of 2007, he received the degree of Master of Arts in Theology, Summa cum Laude, also from Holy Apostles.

He entered as a postulant for the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in May of 1993, and went on to the novitiate on Christmas of that year. He made profession of vows on Epiphany of 1996.

Since 1993, he was mentored in philosophy and theology by Brother Francis Maluf, M.I.C.M., Ph.D., a published philosopher of note.

His apostolic work has included various facets of the publishing apostolate of the congregation. For ten years, he was also part of the community's small "mission band" of brothers who traveled to different cities distributing literature to interested persons in an effort to spread the Catholic Faith and bring wayward Catholics back to a sacramental life. He oversaw that apostolate for four years.

He has edited three of the Congregation's books, published dozens of articles, and presented numerous lectures in apologetics, the history of doctrine, the Church's ecumenical councils, ecclesiology, and devotional topics. He has been published in From the Housetops, Christian Order, Apropos Magazine, The Remnant , Rorate Caeli, and Catholic Online.

Since 2002, he has been Prior of St. Benedict Center, an apostolate of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Richmond, New Hampshire.

Past memberships include the Knights of Columbus, the ITEA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

He maintains contact via Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Looking on Jesus, the Prince of Peace

Far from being what the world thinks it is, namely, the shopping season between Black Friday and Christmas Day, Advent is the Church’s time of penitential preparation for the feast of the Nativity. More than that, Advent prepares us for the two comings of Jesus in time and for His three births. At Christmastime, we will hear a lot about peace. (We are, even now, … More →


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G.F. Handel: Dixit Dominus

Doing some research for a series of classes I’m giving on Handel’s Messiah, I came across this fun fact on Wikipedia: In Italy Handel met librettist Antonio Salvi, with whom he later collaborated. Handel left for Rome and, since opera was (temporarily) banned in the Papal States, composed sacred music for the Roman clergy. His famous Dixit Dominus (1707) is from this era. He also … More →


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Christian Certitude

All our knowledge of God is analogical. In brief, this means that every concept that we rightly apply to God is partly the same as, but also partly different from, that same concept as applied to creatures. (Click here for a fuller explanation.) We know God by means of the world around us — the Book of Nature. All creation was made for God’s glory … More →

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Analogical Knowledge of God

What does it mean when we say that “all our knowledge of God is analogical”? In brief, it means that every concept that we rightly apply to God is partly the same as, but also partly different from, that same concept as applied to creatures. In Logic, we study the three modes of predication: univocity, equivocity, and analogy. As will soon become obvious, predication is … More →


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Curious Carthusian News

Readers may recall that, a little over two years ago, we reported that… The new Prior General of the Carthusians, Dom François Marie Velut, O. Carth., was once known as Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité. …and was the Fatima scholar who wrote a hard-hitting and scholarly trilogy on the whole truth of Fatima. This former disciple of the Abbe de Nantes has asked to … More →


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The Paramagisterium

The Catholic Church is infallible. Her infallibility is supremely invested in the Roman Pontiff, but is also exercised by the college of bishops, when they universally teach the same doctrine with and under the pope. Not only books, but libraries of books have been written to explain the truths expressed in those two sentences, there being myriad complexities surrounding an issue that is, at its heart, quite simple. … More →


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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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The Deliquescent Hermeneutic of Moral Mensheviks

Today’s neo-conservatives in the Church — also called “neo-Catholics” — are the doctrinal, moral, and theological equivalent of Russia’s revolutionary Mensheviks. As Solzhenitsyn often said, Mensheviks prepare the field for Bolsheviks (as did the Girondins for the Jacobins). Dr. Jeffrey Mirus is one such. He has recently declared that there is room for considering what he calls “the Kasper Proposal,” because it is not, after all, a … More →


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Cardinal Kasper’s Error on God

Having read Father Serafino M. Lanzetta’s “Mercy according to Cardinal Kasper,” a couple of weeks ago, I was recently musing over the matter when it struck me: If, as Father Serafino Maria says, the Cardinal makes mercy God’s fundamental attribute, then he errs gravely on the nature of God, and for one principal reason. Mercy is not an attribute that God would ever manifest in eternity. Why? Because … More →

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Revolutionary Doctrines on the Family

Much is being said about the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops just completed. Typically for such an event, ecclesiastical politics of the worst sort were on display, as can be seen from the excellent reportage of Sandro Magister and Rorate Caeli. In this respect, we have just witnessed a repeat performance of the kind of procedural manipulation very well documented to have taken place at Vatican … More →


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The Progressivist Putsch at the Synod

I am currently writing something about the Synod to be published as an Ad Rem. Meantime, here are some thoughts that I should not attempt to fit into that piece, which I am trying to keep concise. The Relatio that came out a week ago is a masterstroke of the progressivist approach to doctrine. For the progressivist, truth changes and dogma evolves, as Cardinal Reinhard Marx explicitly stated at the end … More →


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Synod: Manipulation and Blowback

Sandro Magister outlines the methodology employed to assure that the progressivist agenda succeeds at the Synod on the Family. “New paradigms of divorce and homosexuality are now at home in the highest levels of the Church. Nothing has been decided, but Pope Francis is patient. An American historian confutes the ideas of La Civiltà Cattolica…”  [Read more…]. Below, Michael Voris reports on the blowback — among cardinals, bishops, … More →

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Catholic Bishop Shocks UU Ecumenical Guru by Speaking Like Catholic Bishop

This is from the 1P5 Blog: After 37 years of Bishop Howard Hubbard leading the Diocese of Albany, it appears that some within the interfaith community may miss him already. Earlier this year Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger to replace Bishop Hubbard who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. For nearly four decades Bishop Hubbard was considered to be one of the most … More →


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Synod Update: Cardinal Pell’s Assurances, ‘Blue Thursday’

In the interview below, Cardinal Pell completely contradicts Cardinal Kasper’s estimate that “a growing majority” are taking his own heterodox view on Holy Communion for habitual adulterers. He also makes an excellent point about the sexual chaos of the Roman world that the early Church evangelized. Catholic morality is profoundly liberating: it was for the Roman pagans of the early centuries, and it is for … More →

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Cardinal Kasper Denies Anti-African Comments, Journalist Posts Recording

That a progressivist who routinely denies the Catholic Faith and common sense in favor of liberalism and modernism was caught making xenophobic comments to a journalist about African bishops is news. That he denied making the comments is also news. And that the interviewer, Edward Pentin, can produce a recording of the comments is even more news. Sadly, Zenit news agency has seen fit to black … More →

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