A woman carrying a suitcase got in line with the other ladies waiting to confess to Padre Pio. He was, by now, famous for the many wonders obtained by his prayers and intercession.
If it is possible to fall in love with a saint by merely reading her life story, this wonderful, unassuming, humble, yet oddly forceful, Italian missionary sister would have the whole world at her feet with a single reading of … Continue reading
(Note: This article was originally published when its subject was “Venerable Father Basil Moreau,” and was named accordingly. On September 15, 2007, Canon Basil Antoine Marie Moreau was beatified. He is now to be called “Blessed Basil Moreau.” We have … Continue reading
Eternal Love, Spirit of Light and Truth, make a way into my poor mind and allow me to penetrate as far as it is possible to a wretched creature like myself, into that abyss of grace, of purity and of … Continue reading
And the Virgin’s name, wrote Luke, was Mary. Let us speak of this name for a few moments. It is said to mean “star of the sea,” a name applied most appropriately to the Virgin Mary. She is compared most … Continue reading
In Catholic piety, worship of the Eucharist and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary are usually seen as two separate things. There are religious orders dedicated to promoting each.
“The Enlightenment” is the name by which are known both an intellectual movement and an historical period usually considered as having begun in the 17th century and reaching their height in the 18th. However, insofar as ideas spawned by the … Continue reading
Editor’s Introduction: The following piece is about a home-town boy of ours, one from Richmond, New Hampshire, where this journal is published. While for us it has “local flavor,” we think it worthy of publishing for two reasons.
Recently, while researching an article, I had a bizarre experience. The thing shocked me into an interesting realization which, in turn, led me to write another article, namely, this one.
In his Epistle to the Hebrews, St. Paul calls Our Lord the “high Priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle” (9:11). Greater than the Israelite priests — those who “serve unto the example … Continue reading
Modern liberalism, which makes membership in the Catholic Church unnecessary for salvation, undermines something more than the dogma that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. In postulating the existence of an Invisible Church, or in suggesting that membership … Continue reading
Contents : 1. Baptism is Absolutely Necessary for Salvation. 2. Is Baptism by Itself Sufficient for Salvation? 3. Baptism of Blood and Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Contents : 1. Explicit Faith in the Catholic Church and in Her Teaching is Necessary for Salvation. 2. there Two Kinds of Membership in the Church? 3. Can a Person Who Remains Separated from the Church be Saved? 4. Are … Continue reading
I It seems to be a habit of liberal theologians to give more weight to the opinions of theologians of their own type than to the infallible definitions of the Church. Some of them never quote the Scriptures and the … Continue reading
We have been asked many times to explain what we mean by the term “liberal Catholic.” Articles in each issue of From the Housetops have referred to these “liberals,” accusing them of religious indifferentism, or lack of concern for the … Continue reading