Editor’s Introduction: Mr. John Cotter is a loyal Catholic, an expert on religious “Syncretism,” and a keen observer of world events. Our Holy Father, more than once, has expressed his desire that the voice of concerned Catholic laymen be heard … Continue reading
And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine. And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come.
If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded in Germany, by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Roman Catholic Church, in the year 1517. If you are a Mennonite , your church began in Switzerland, by Grebel, Mantz, and … Continue reading
This is our award-winning summary of the twenty-one ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church. It has proved useful for students and others who would like a quick reference to the major facts relevant to each council. Eastern Councils Nicaea I … Continue reading
Saint Jerome rhetorically queried: “If the Apostles and martyrs, while still living on earth, could pray for other men, how much more do they do it after their victories? Have they less power now that they are one with Christ?” … Continue reading
For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect (Matthew 24:24). Introduction Some time ago a Catholic student at Brooklyn College called me to … Continue reading
St. John the Evangelist succinctly described the essence of the Incarnation when he wrote: “The Word was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us.” Fr. Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M., speaking about the Incarnational nature of Christianity, stated: I am going to tell … Continue reading
If it please God that I should die for unity under the earthly headship of St. Peter’s successor, so be it. I am ready to die for truth. — St. Josaphat of Polotsk
It is indeed a remarkable fact that, as the devil made use of Luther, an apostate-monk, to abolish the Mass and deny the real presence, in like manner God made use of his arch-enemy, the devil, to prove the real … Continue reading
It has long been our opinion at Saint Benedict Center that a thorough understanding of the twenty-one Ecumenical Councils of the Church would be a great inspiration to Catholics. Especially is this true today when we are laboring to preserve … Continue reading
Editor’s Introduction: In the following pages, Brother Michael tells an inspiring story of the Christian enthusiasm with which the faithful of the fifth century fought and repelled a heresy that would have undermined faith in the Incarnation, and would have … Continue reading
Byzantium was a little Greek colony that sat rather proudly on the western shore of the Bosphorus Strait. For almost a thousand years this classical settlement posed, unappreciated, upon one of the most strategic geographic locations in the world.
We read Holy Scripture in order to learn God’s ways in His dealings with men, ways which invariably prove to be mysterious and baffling to our thoughts and expectations. Most especially do we find ourselves both challenged and bewildered by … Continue reading
(Condensed) Down the broad, undiscovered river which was to be known as the Wisconsin, crept two canoes carrying seven white men. Five of these bronze-skinned paddlers wore the fringed coats and skin trousers, the pudding-bag caps and gay red sashes … Continue reading
(From a talk Brother gave at the 1997 St. Benedict Center Conference) I will begin this talk with a basic question, but a question I’m afraid most of us don’t think enough about: What was the purpose of the Incarnation?