A couple of days ago, I saw this headline on the Spero News site: “East-West reconciliation on Filioque?” As I am interested in the doctrinal and pastoral ramifications implicit in such a question, I clicked on it and read. I … Continue reading
What’s the Filioque?
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
Communism and Woman by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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
The Miraculous Image of Guadalupe, a Mystery to Science
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
The Church or the Bible by Rev. Arnold Damen S.J.
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.
Catholics, Non-Catholics, and the Natural Law
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
The Decline of Controversy by Bishop Fulton Sheen
Towards the end of his life, Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895–1979) personally gave our Brother Hugh permission to reprint this article in From the Housetops in the 1970s. We once again make it available, this time on the web. Once there … Continue reading
Father Denis Fahey on Anti-Semitism
(Books by or about Father Denis Fahey are available at store.catholicism.org) On account of the confusion of mind prevalent among Catholics concerning the question of Anti-Semitism, a few words must be said about it.
Mary Ever Virgin
“The friends of Christ do not tolerate hearing that the Mother of God ever ceased to be a virgin.” -St. Basil the Great Introduction “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow … Continue reading
In this little paper I would like to deal primarily with Holy Scripture. The theological arguments for Our Lady Co-Redemptrix from Tradition and the Magisterium have been more than adequately handled by Dr. Mark Miravalle in his excellent Mary Co-redemptrix, … Continue reading
The House Upon a Rock
Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam . With these words, taken from the sixteenth chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel, 1 Our Lord promised to build His Church upon the petram (rock) of Petrus (St. Peter).
In Defense of Original Sin
There is a very ambiguous statement in Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium , Chapter 2, paragraph 16. It reads as follows: . . . Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their … Continue reading