“We’re beyond all that!” How common it is for a frustrated member of Christ’s faithful to hear that response from a progressivist cleric, catechist, or teacher in a nominally Catholic school. Just what we’re “beyond” is either some infallible formulation … Continue reading
Defenses against two common objections to the Holy Rosary, written, we hope, with a little humor. “Vain Repetition” — The Big Canard This is probably the objection Protestants have to the Rosary, that “vain repetition” is condemned by God.
The lovable personality of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and her holy zeal are beautifully reflected in her letters, of which, thank God, there are an abundance. And no wonder, when we consider the long journeys she undertook in her life … Continue reading
Father Muller was one of the most widely read theologians of the nineteenth century. This article was first published in 1875.
Under the headline “Russian Orthodox prelate welcomes return of Latin Mass,” Catholic World News ran a report on Patriarch Alexei II’s positive reception on Pope Benedict’s motu proprio giving more freedom to the ceremonies of the Classical Roman Rite. Summorum … Continue reading
One of the most effective means by which Holy Church exercises her office of teaching is the institution of feasts in the liturgical year. During the seasons of Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost, to mention only three prominent examples, the whole … Continue reading
One of the doctrinal controversies between the schismatic, so-called Orthodox churches of the East and the Catholic Church is a dogma expressed in one word: Filioque (Fee-lee-OH-kway). But what does this word mean? Filioque is Latin for “and the Son.” … Continue reading
The article below is the text of a radio program that was produced by the National Council of Catholic Men, in cooperation with NBC, and broadcast nationwide on The Catholic Hour of March 2, 1947. We present it in these … Continue reading
THIS AUTHOR HAS NOT had the blessing of visiting the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nor does he ever expect to be given that privilege. Therefore, in describing the miraculous Image I can only relate what has come to … Continue reading
Catholicism.org introduction: This is classical apologetics from a real American Apostle of the Catholic Faith. Readers can learn more about Father Damen here: A missionary in Chicago: Fr. Arnold Damen S.J. by Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I.
Given the general decline in public morals, and given the fact that, as an institution, the major promoter of the natural law is the Catholic Church, some are led to conclude that the natural law is a “Catholic thing,” or … Continue reading