The life of this great American thinker, Orestes Augustine Brownson, which spanned the major part of the nineteenth century (1803-1876), found its meaning in a vision and a vocation. His vision was to make America Catholic.
A Modern Catholic Hero: Paul Comtois
Compiled from Various Sources Early in the morning of Monday, February 21st, 1966, with the outside temperature about 20 degrees below zero, the historic old mansion that served as Government House in Sillery, Quebec, Canada, caught fire and, as the … Continue reading
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: A Tribute
When the enemies of Christian social order attack one of its champions, they are never satisfied simply to say he is wrong. They also invariably seek to discredit the man as a man by casting doubt on his integrity or … Continue reading
Dom Prosper Guéranger
American Catholics who are not students of French history may be aware that at the time of the Revolution of 1789 the Church in France was made to suffer much, but they may also suppose that once the period known … Continue reading
The Apostle of the Rocky Mountains: Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J.
Contemporary historians are inclined to classify the efforts of early Jesuits in this country as being essentially exploratory. The truth is that these noble sons of Saint Ignatius explored our untamed regions simply to bring the message of salvation to … Continue reading
The First Yankee Priest, Father John Thayer
Question: What do a French beggar-saint, a burned-down Boston convent, and County Limerick, Ireland, all have in common? Answer: The subject of this article, the first “Yankee Priest,” Father John Thayer. Being the scion of Puritan settlers of New England, … Continue reading
The Case of Father Michael Mueller
As thinking Catholics the world over realize, the Church today is in a state of crisis — one that Pope Paul VI described as its “auto-demolition,” its self-destruction. The great majority of those who acknowledge this agonizing reality are inclined … Continue reading
Metropolitan Sheptytsky, Apostle of Church Unity
November 1st has meant All Saints Day to us for centuries, but Byzantine Rite Catholics are hoping that it will become the feast day of Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky, a priest of their rite, whose life was spent seeking unity between … Continue reading
The Death of Chopin
The great nineteenth-century composer, Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849), was born in the wake of that horrid reign of “enlightened” barbarity, the French Revolution — the age when Masonic philosophers boasted that Reason had finally triumphed over “the Galilean,” Jesus Christ … Continue reading
Red is for Martyrdom: Unsung Heroes of the Sacred College
Well then, on the Cardinal’s ring that I will consign in a few moments to the new members of the Sacred College is portrayed precisely the Crucifixion. This, dear new Cardinal-Brothers, will always be an invitation for you to remember … Continue reading
Francis Parater: A Patron Saint for Boy Scouts?
A Patron Saint for Boy Scouts? Yes, there is a candidate whose cause has been introduced for canonization.
A Great Catholic Historian: Godfrey Kurth C. S. G.
I have finished reading the wonderful volume of Godfrey Kurth, The Church at the Turning Points of History, now happily brought back into print by my friends at IHS Press. This accomplished author is not so well known as he … Continue reading
Gabriel Garcia Moreno, Statesman and Martyr
On the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6, 1875, a statesman, whom many would call the greatest the world has known since the so-called Reformation, was cut down by Masonic assassins on the porch of the cathedral in his nation’s … Continue reading