The central mystery of our faith is the mystery of the Incarnation. The norm of Catholic orthodoxy has always been and will always be the doctrine that Our Lord Jesus Christ is true God and true Man.
(taken from The Catechism Explained ) When we say, “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church,” we are not speaking of the material church, the place in which we faithful unite to pay God that tribute of love, honor, and … Continue reading
(written in 1955) Every Catholic knows (and practically all non-Catholics have heard about it) that one of the major proofs given for the truth of his religion is the fact that it does not change, that it has been the … Continue reading
Roma locuta est! “Rome has spoken!”
Introduction By Brother Francis, M.I.C.M. Perhaps the most challenging words Our Blessed Lord uttered on the earth were those by which he proclaimed the reality of the Eucharist: Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you; Except … Continue reading
Father Antonio Costantini was a devoted priest to his flock. He was not so old a priest, but his health was badly failing, causing his parish work in Tombolo, Italy, to suffer neglect. In the fall of 1858, a newly … Continue reading
Editor’s Introduction: The following story is taken from the Life of Father De Smet, S.J. by E. Laveille, S.J. . We are pleased to reprint it for a number of reasons: It clearly illustrates that the fruits of the labors … Continue reading
Editor’s Introduction: Somewhere along the line, in this age of aggiornamento (renewal), a good many priests and bishops allowed themselves to be derailed from pursuing the primary objective of their vocations – the salvation of souls. Shepherds too often prefer … Continue reading
From The Point for August, 1958 Last month’s issue will have driven home the fact that The Point does not care for the writings of Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox. But it might also have raised a question: Whose writings does … Continue reading
Keeping the faith in our day is no mean accomplishment. In the United States we have so far been spared from such religious persecutions as have recently broken out in many European countries, but we must not on that account … Continue reading
The Mother of God, in 1929, forecast to Sr. Lucy, the Fatima seer, that if Russia were consecrated to her Immaculate Heart by the Pope and the world’s bishops in union with him, it would be converted. Ever since then, … Continue reading
Today’s skeptics, who seem to reject something traditional just because it’s traditional, cannot sit still during the holy season of Christmas without mocking the notion that Christ would have been born on December 25th. If it were just the unbelievers … Continue reading
“Philosophy begins with wonder,” says Aristotle; and indeed those who have no capacity for wonder, have no appetite for wisdom. But what is wonder?
October 1845 By popular liberty, we mean democracy; by democracy, we mean the democratic form of government; by the democratic form of government, we mean that form of government which vests the sovereignty in the people as population, and which … Continue reading
Those who have only read the Fathers of the Church in the brief extracts from their works, which are so often cited, can have no idea of the amplitude and magnificence with which they extol the praises of the Mother … Continue reading