Servant and Steward: His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has authorized the public recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – originally composed by the Holy Father Pope Leo XIII in 1886 – following the dismissal … Continue reading
After reading about another horrific killing of school children, this time in Brazil, by a deranged gunmen, who is so blind as to deny that the spread of satanism through movies, books, and “music” is one of the immediate causes. … Continue reading
Father Bill Kneemiller has an informative article in the Davenport diocesan newspaper on the dangers of the many faces of the New Age movement. He speaks from personal experience. The first step he took in the wrong direction of Hindu … Continue reading
Here’s a clip of Father’s interview with CNA : “One of the purposes of the book,” he noted, “was to take back the proper understanding of exorcism by placing it squarely in the context of the Church’s pastoral ministry.” In … Continue reading
Summer begins on my calendar after our May Procession. In meteorological time, it begins June 1. What this means is that the season of summer extends through the warmest months of the year, which in the Northern Hemisphere are June, … Continue reading
In my previous postings of questions about the angels I answered whether or not the existence of angels could be known from human reason or only from revelation. A few months ago I answered questions about the guardian angels. In … Continue reading
Susan Brinkmann of Women of Grace website reports: A long-time video gamer and devout Catholic is sounding the alarm about a new breed of satanically-themed video games that target God and the Catholic Church, invite players to make pacts with … Continue reading
I promised last September that I would post answers to questions I received from a high school student about the angels. It’s been over four months now since I have done that. My apologies to anyone who was waiting for … Continue reading
The daughter of a friend of mine asked me some years ago if, for her class project, I could answer some questions about the angels. She sent me twenty-six questions. And very intelligent questions they were. Some were not so … Continue reading
Father Charles had just finished his sermon on Hell. Being a good orator — partly his native “Irish gift,” partly his good seminary training and experience — he had kept the congregation on the edge of their seats. True, the … Continue reading
Two feasts every year. One a double major, the other a double of the first class!
(This story is recorded in John Gilmary Shea’s New History of the Catholic Church in the United States., pg. 187, and retold here in our own words.) THE LAST THING a German Lutheran family by the name of Livingston expected … Continue reading
Before the dawn of the material creation there was a lot of immaterial (though hardly in the sense of unimportant) and awesome activity going on. At one point it developed into warfare.
OUR SAVIOR OFTEN compared heaven to a kingdom. And indeed it is more majestic than any kingdom that could be conceived; and in such a kingdom, wherein dwells the King of kings, there must surely be a most glorious court. … Continue reading