Return to Order: The song ‘Silent Night’ is by far the most symbolic of Christmas carols. It is understandable, then, that we might wonder about the origin of such an extraordinary song. To tell the story of its origins we must start at … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, K.V. Turley: This is the story of a young woman, a gifted pianist, who, after the Nazi invasion of France, began to work for the Resistance. Her subsequent arrest and torture at the hands of the Gestapo left … Continue reading
“Those who have not lived before the Revolution do not know the sweetness of life.” So said, with great irony, Charles Maurice de Tallyrand, the renegade bishop who did as much as any individual to empower the French Revolution of … Continue reading
Background On August 2 of this year, Pope Francis announced he will revise the teaching on the Death Penalty in the post-conciliar Catechism of the Catholic Church. And indeed the new Catechism did just that affirming that capital punishment is … Continue reading
Miami Herald, Mark Young: “There’s all kinds of stuff out there, but this is because I’m Catholic and it’s wrong,” she said. “With all the things going on in the world, I would think there would be more important things … Continue reading
CNA: Inmates from La Joya and Nueva Joya prisons have begun the construction of 250 confessionals to be used in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. More here.
Denver Catholic, Moira Cullings: Witold Engel was living his Catholic faith at the age of nine years old in a place no one could ever imagine — Auschwitz concentration camp. As a prisoner during the Holocaust, Witold watched as a … Continue reading
On Sunday, November 4th, 2018, Bishop James Conley led a Eucharistic Procession around the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. This was the closing event of phase 2 of an 18 month, three phase Rosary Crusade led by Fr. James Kelleher, … Continue reading
CNA, Ed Condon: Many bishops spend their days carefully making plans to lead and manage the dioceses entrusted to them. Bishop George Pallipparambil of the Indian diocese of Miao is different. He says that in his diocese, the planning is … Continue reading
Catholic Answers, Rita Reichardt: Sir Alec Guinness is considered one of the finest actors of the twentieth century, known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters. His portrayal of Hamlet on the London stage was widely acclaimed, and … Continue reading
Below is a YouTube video of a talk I gave at the September 14-16, 2018 conference entitled, “Fatima for the Next Generation.” The conference was in the Buffalo, New York area. My talk was on the basics of the spiritual life for young … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews: The following open letter is addressed to the generation of the 1960s in Germany who revolted against the German society as a whole, against its educational system, its Christian morality, against its political system. It might be that this … Continue reading
Premier, Alex Williams: Reports emerging from Pakistan have prompted fears that a Christian mother-of-five held in prison there for more than nine years may have dementia. Report is here.