Category Archives: Catholic Living
We are members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Therefore, we are not solitaries. We have a duty to help one another achieve our common salvation. We have a duty, first and foremost in our own homes, to work toward the restoration of the Catholic culture that our ancestors enjoyed. If we “cultivate” that culture ourselves, we can attract others. What we must realize is that we are not each our own species, like the angels (so taught St. Thomas), but we are members of one human race. God wills to restore and even more wonderfully recreate that original unity (disassociated after the dispersion at the Tower of Babel) in the one true Church. The articles found in this section emphasize the beauty of Catholic social and cultural life in its varied and sundry forms, as well as the harmony that flows from the incorporation of many into the one living Body of Christ. Viva Cattolicesimo!
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 major traditional Mass center … More →
Men have always tended to an exaggerated idea of the importance of events that take place in their own time. They have also always wanted to talk about what seems important to them. We can imagine a circle of them, once upon a time, airing their views over a fire in the back of a cave. Today, of course, other means exist for them to … More →
In 1905, just before he entered the House of Commons for four discouraging years (1906-1910), Hilaire Belloc published a variegated and copious book, entitled The Old Road, about his eight-day journey afoot from Winchester to Canterbury, the latter also being the place where, on the 29th of December in 1170, Saint Thomas à Becket was martyred. Click here to VIEW full size, DOWNLOAD as PDF … More →
Here is the text of the bishop’s announcement.
Forget Justin Bieber. The Canadian pop star has nothing on the Bohemian-Austrian baroque composer and violinist, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (12 August 1644 [baptized] – 3 May 1704). Believed to have been Jesuit educated in his earlier years at the Society’s Gymnasium at Opava in Bohemia, von Biber was clearly Catholic in the range of his compositional subject-matter. Besides his beautiful Masses (some of … More →
Looking at any traditional missal, one will come across a couple somewhat puzzling observances: the Greater and Lesser Litanies — the former on the feast of St. Mark (April 25), and the latter on the “Rogation Days” (the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday preceding the feast of the Ascension). These required violet vestments, proper Masses, and processions during which the Litany of the Saints was chanted. … More →
AsiaNews: ”I will not change my Christian faith, for any reason. My Buddhist friends are not happy for me to convert, but everyone has the right and the freedom to live as he wants,” said Buddhika Nuwan Kumara, 24, a former Buddhist, who spoke to AsiaNewsabout his decision to convert and embrace Christianity. Read more here.
Catholic World Report: Groucho Marx once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have a guy like me as a member.” So began my witness testimony at the Easter Vigil on April 7, 2007, when my wife Barbara and I entered the Catholic Church. For a New York Jew, who’d detested the name “Jesus” for as long as he could remember, … More →
One supposes it may be seen as in questionable taste to cite one’s own work, but that is what I am about to do here. I hope the reader will indulge me. I’m not simply plugging a book. There is a point. Young Tony and the Priest; Coming to Belief in an Age of Unbelief, a novella by me published by Loreto Publications, is a … More →
We here at SBC are building a chapel and are in need of funds, so some may think I’m being imprudent in trying to help someone else. Somehow, I think we’ll survive this plug. Tracy Tucciarone, the traditional Catholic lady who is webmistress of the Fisheaters site has sent out the following appeal. If you can, give her a little hand to help keep this … More →
National Catholic Register: Thirty-seven year-old Mark Kotsay has done nearly everything that can be done in baseball. At Cal State Fullerton his team won the College World Series, and he was named MVP. He then played on the USA’s bronze medal-winning squad at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Read more here.
CNA: Faith has always played a significant role in many NFL players lives. In this era, New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is famous for displaying his faith on the field by kneeling and praying. Read more of the interview here.
AsiaNews: ”Since I converted to Christ, my life is full of love and truth. Today I want to contribute to the work of proclamation, painting and creating representations of Christian statues of Jesus and Mary. It is a spiritual comfort after a radical change. ” This is what John Peter (names and places are fictitious to protect people, ed) tells AsiaNews. The Pakistani artist converted to … More →