In the Latin Vulgate Bible, Saint Jerome renders the Greek word epiousion in the fourth petition of the Our Father both as “daily” (quotidianum) and as “supersubstantial” (supersubstantialem), The Our Father is recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. … Continue reading
Today is the feast day of Saint Porphyrius. He was an actor or “comedian” in Rome when Emperor Julian the Apostate ruled (361-363). Julian had reinstituted persecution against the Christians. The amazing fact about Porphyrius is that he was converted while … Continue reading
He hath filled the hungry with the good things (Our Lady’s Magnificat) It seems that no matter where I turn in the scriptures I find the term “good things.” Doing a tally from the Douay Concordance, one finds ninety-one usages … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Tod Worner: “Why should I have to go to Confession?” I was being testy. And my wife knew it. The rest is here.
Catholic Culture, Jeff Mirus: La Civilta Cattolica has published an essay by its deputy editor, Father Giancarlo Pani, which seeks to reopen the possibility of ordaining women to the priesthood. This journal, published by the Jesuits but vetted by the … Continue reading
Your author dedicates this essay to his mentor and beloved friend, the valiant Baron Arnaud de Lassus, renowned leader of traditional Catholics in France, organizer of the Chartres Pilgrimage, editor of the magazine Action Familiale et Scolaire and author of … Continue reading
This is a good article to give to your Protestant friends, maybe even for Christmas. First, I have a quick story to tell — and it is a true story — regarding another Protestant convert’s first two confessions; he is … Continue reading
Tree of Life In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing … Continue reading
Sandro Magister, www.chiesa: One thing that made the news at the end of the year was the data furnished by the prefecture of the pontifical household on attendance in 2015 at the public audiences with Pope Francis, with numbers down almost … Continue reading
Our beloved chaplain of fond memory, Father Michael Jarecki, used to insist on this all the time, even going so far as to refuse to celebrate birthdays. In his own humorous way, Father used to saw that our birthday should … Continue reading
One of the first things we learn about the one Catholic baptism from the catechism is that this sacrament “makes us children of God and heirs to the kingdom of heaven.” Therefore to say that non-Christians are children of God is wrong. … Continue reading
From Father Paul Nicholson comes this interesting reflection on “spiritual communion,” “baptism of desire,” and the bizarre ramifications of a non-incarnational, pseudo-sacramental Catholicism that parallels the sacramental economy that was instituted by Jesus Christ. Some points Father Nicholson makes in the YouTube … Continue reading
Catholic Online: One of the central aims of the Jubilee of Mercy will be to reorient the Sacrament of Confession back to the center of the Church’s pastoral life, explained one official involved in organizing the yearlong event. Read more here.