Articles – Catholicism.org https://catholicism.org An online journal edited by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Richmond N.H. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:05:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 55369832 What I’ll Be Missing in October https://catholicism.org/what-ill-be-missing-in-october.html https://catholicism.org/what-ill-be-missing-in-october.html#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:55:42 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=67332 For the first time since 2013, I shall be missing the annual conference at St. Benedict Center. Alas, my attendance is a victim of the Corona-induced restrictions on travel. So, I have decided to tick off the things I’ll miss … Continue reading

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Baptism and the Mad Scientists of Liturgical Experimentation https://catholicism.org/baptism-and-the-mad-scientists-of-liturgical-experimentation.html https://catholicism.org/baptism-and-the-mad-scientists-of-liturgical-experimentation.html#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2020 18:42:57 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=67197 You may have heard about Father Matthew Hood, a member of the presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Detroit who discovered, to his horror, that he had not been baptized validly and was consequently neither validly confirmed nor validly ordained. Father … Continue reading

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Live According to Logos https://catholicism.org/live-according-to-logos.html https://catholicism.org/live-according-to-logos.html#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:22:31 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=67062 Due to the coronavirus phenomenon, our graduation at IHM School did not happen as originally scheduled. Last month, we had a small ceremony with our graduates and their families. Of the speeches given that day, mine was the shortest. The … Continue reading

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The Religion of America IV: Can These Bones Live? https://catholicism.org/the-religion-of-america-iv-can-these-bones-live.html https://catholicism.org/the-religion-of-america-iv-can-these-bones-live.html#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:23:50 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=66955 The events that have transpired since our last instalment have cast everything said thus far into exceedingly and uncomfortably stark relief. Across the United States, cities have burned, shops been looted, and the statues not merely of Confederate stalwarts but … Continue reading

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The Seven Hebrew Names of God https://catholicism.org/the-seven-hebrew-names-of-god.html https://catholicism.org/the-seven-hebrew-names-of-god.html#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:23:31 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=66674 Let them give praise to thy great name: for it is terrible and holy (Psalm 98:3). “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet). Yes, in the languages of the world, when it comes … Continue reading

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The Problem of Enlightened Despotism https://catholicism.org/the-problem-of-enlightened-despotism.html https://catholicism.org/the-problem-of-enlightened-despotism.html#respond Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:43:00 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=66553 The Catholic need not be told that all power, political or otherwise, comes from God and God alone. Our Lord says as much to Pilate during his passion (cf. Jn. 19:11). The Catholic also needs no reminder that this very … Continue reading

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The Forgotten English Attacks on Spanish Florida https://catholicism.org/the-forgotten-english-attacks-on-florida.html https://catholicism.org/the-forgotten-english-attacks-on-florida.html#comments Tue, 19 May 2020 15:51:18 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=66405 We are all too well aware of the unfortunate persistence of the Black Legend of the Medieval, Roman, and especially of the Spanish Inquisitions. Their very mention brings forth the thoughts of a darker time, filled with disease and ignorance. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Personalism and ‘Theology of the Body’? An Interview with Dom Pietro Leone https://catholicism.org/whats-wrong-with-personalism-and-theology-of-the-body-an-interview-with-dom-pietro-leone.html https://catholicism.org/whats-wrong-with-personalism-and-theology-of-the-body-an-interview-with-dom-pietro-leone.html#comments Wed, 13 May 2020 20:29:29 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=66276 It was my great pleasure to interview the esteemed priest-theologian, Dom Pietro Leone, on the subject of Personalism and the “Theology of the Body” (TOB). The interview was carried out via email and was kindly made possible by his English-language … Continue reading

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Whom the Gods Would Destroy They First Make Mad https://catholicism.org/whom-the-gods-would-destroy-they-first-make-mad.html https://catholicism.org/whom-the-gods-would-destroy-they-first-make-mad.html#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:50:22 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=65844 There is one thing about the future that can be predicted with absolute certainty. It is that everybody reading these lines will one day die, as will their author, and I rather sooner than most of you because I am … Continue reading

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I Will Not Remember Their Sins https://catholicism.org/i-will-not-remember.html https://catholicism.org/i-will-not-remember.html#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:23:53 +0000 https://catholicism.org/?p=65840 It is written (Ezechiel 18:22): “I will not remember” any more “all his iniquities that he hath done.” Saint Thomas in the third part of his Summa Theologica, Q. 86, art. 1 uses this quote from Ezechiel in his Sed … Continue reading

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