Men of every generation will regard the days of their youth wistfully. A certain number think of the past itself as superior to the present in at least some ways.
When was the first Christmas message printed in America? It had to come with European Christians, but who were the first Europeans in America?
Written in preparation for a talk on sedevacantism, available from our bookstore on CD or MP3 I. Introduction II. Visibility and Indefectibility of the Church III. Valid Elections IV. Papal Sovereignty V. The Problem of An Heretical Pope VI. The … Continue reading
(later known as Sister Catherine, M.I.C.M.) Introduction by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. Sister Catherine, M.I.C.M., foundress of Saint Benedict Center, wrote “The Failure of Interfaith” almost four decades ago, more than 15 years before the ecumenical onslaught that commenced after … Continue reading
When Our Lord was asked: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? He replied: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.” The triumphant answer … Continue reading
Infallibility: What does it mean? The word itself means exactly what the dictionary tells us, “incapability of error or deception.” Interestingly enough, no person on the face of the earth, except the Vicar of Christ, would dare insist on such … Continue reading
No ruler has experienced a fate so ill as that which befell the Emperor Karl. He accepted his fate with dignity, and the way he bore himself in a crucial test did him honor as man and Hapsburg. . . … Continue reading
From The Point, March 1958 Why is it that the Catholic Church in America, so replete with plant and apparatus, does not bring in enough converts each year to fill up the number of Catholics who leave? Why is it … Continue reading
from After the Boston Heresy Case There was a time when America was Catholic. That is to say, there was no Christian presence in the vast territory of North America which is now the United States except the Catholic one.
Editors Note: This issue of our Crusader dates from January 1992. The Crusader is no longer published, having been replaced by the Mancipia .
Two great saints, Josaphat (martyred, 1623) and Andrew Bobola (martyred, 1657), who shed their blood in the same century and for the same cause, we propose as patrons for true ecumenism. The “ecumenism” we hear so much about since Vatican … Continue reading
Editor Introduction: We borrow from a supplement to #78 of Approaches , the following translation of a profession of faith by twenty-five priests from the diocese of Campos, Brazil, issued on Easter of this year, 1982. We bless these courageous … Continue reading
In his first letter to Simplicianus, St. Augustine wrote against the Semi-Pelagians of his day: The grace of faith precedes good works. The grace of faith is less in catechumens, more in the baptized.
[Note: While some of the commentary is dated, the article provides a good historical foundation for what is going on today in the Church.] It began for me when I was about twenty years of age. The Church was being “updated.” … Continue reading
My Children, Father, Thy forgiveness need; Alas! their hearts have only place for tears! Forgive them, Father, ev’ry wrongful deed, And every sin of those four bloody years; And give them strength to bear their boundless loss, And from their … Continue reading