After recently re-reading Albert Jay Nock’s 1928 collection of essays entitled On Doing the Right Thing, I had the thought to counterpoint his insights about conversation and civilization with my mentor Josef Pieper’s insights about silence and hope and the … Continue reading
ChurchPop: Ven. Antonietta Meo is known for offering her cancer sufferings to Jesus. If she is canonized, she will become the youngest (non- martyred) saint. Read story here.
Rorate Caeli: Robert Cardinal Sarah dedicated his book God or Nothing to a Msgr. Louis Barry and to “Brother Vincent, and to all those who take turns without a break at his bedside”. Msgr. Barry was Cardinal Sarah’s countryman from Guinea, who … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is for the decision taken by our first historical … Continue reading
CNA: Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her life. Confused about her future after resigning from a job in 2003, she found herself at an unlikely place. “At … Continue reading
CNS: They are called the Samaritans. The group began in 2014 when Oblate Father Bill Davis, their pastor, was struggling to assist all of his parishioners, especially the homebound, in this low-income community and asked the women to help. Their mission … Continue reading
America Needs Fatima: In a sunny town of Andalusia, Spain, preparations for war were underway. Don Mancio, the lord of the castle, led his men out to fight the Moors. That winding train of Spanish warriors going forth to battle for … Continue reading
Perhaps nowhere else in Christendom can an entire nation and its vast diaspora of descendants trace their Catholic Faith and culture — and their prospects for eternal salvation — to a single saint. Our debt of gratitude to Saint Patrick … Continue reading
The Explorer, the publication of the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE), has its latest issue (Lent, 2016) online now. Sister Maria Rosaria, Sister Marie Gabrielle, and I all have contributions to it, as does Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., and … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: “God can never be outdone in generosity as long as we remain with him and his poor,” they continued. “When the bombardments are heavy, we hide under the stairs, all five always united. We live together, we die together … Continue reading
Church Pop (with pictures) On March 12th, 2016, Lima, Peru was the host of a gigantic March for Life! Estimates are pegging the enormous crowd at around 750,000 people. Link here.
My nephew, his wife, and children are in the news photo. They are on the right. 40 Days for Life: Just yesterday, we focused on two 40 Days for Life vigil locations where abortion facilities have closed their doors and … Continue reading
CNA: On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony. The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Military’s highest honor for his role in the successful December 2012 rescue of an … Continue reading
CNA: A 95-year-old priest named Friar Roberto walked more than three-and-a-half miles while hearing confessions during a recent “Penitential Walk” in Brazil. Some 30,000 people participated in the walk, which took place Feb. 28 in the northeast Brazilian Archdioceses of Fortaleza … Continue reading
My father was a volunteer with the Legion of Decency. Men would go to stores with certificates for store owners to put in their windows saying that their establishment does not sell (or at least display) pornography. The Legion didn’t … Continue reading