Note: Since there is no baptismal record of Sitting Bull converting to the Catholic Faith, and Father DeSmet never mentions it, it is doubtful. Nevertheless, he wore the Crucifix and was very friendly to Father DeSmet, the only white man … Continue reading
Little Alfie Evans is dead. The poor mite had little hope, humanly speaking, in any case; but the determination of the British medical, bureaucratic, and judicial establishment to kill him — in the face of an Italian government that was … Continue reading
The heresy of Americanism, condemned in 1899 by Pope Leo XIII in his apostolic letter Testem benevolentiae, arose in France but got its name on account of it finding in the U.S. soil in which to take root and bishops … Continue reading
If you have not seen this, you should, whether you are a man or a woman. Tucker Carlson is apparently not Catholic, but Episcopalian. It’s curious, then, that he wanted to do a series on the crisis in manhood on … Continue reading
Last month we looked at the attempts of believers and non-believers alike to escape the terror and boredom of modern life via quest for enchantment launched through time — the annual observances, secular and religious, of the year. In this … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Trent Beattie: It is common for bobsledders to reach speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour in international races. While this may make for thrilling competition, Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz— no stranger to flying on ice — … Continue reading
Preface The Election of Donald Trump: Could This Be Our Last Chance? This article was published on December 23, 2016 (Saint Benedict Center; On-line Journal; Richmond, N.H.), shortly after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Beware of … Continue reading
CNA Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. Story here.
Having seen in Part One of this article something of the influence of Ayn Rand’s books and self-contrived philosophy of Objectivism, we want to conclude here with a look at the books themselves, in particular the two novels that have … Continue reading
First Things, Alexei Sargeant: hen I was learning about Catholicism, as an Anglican in the process of converting, Mary was a sticking point. Yes, of course Jesus’s mother was “full of grace,” as the angel had said, and therefore worthy … Continue reading
TIA, Marian Horvat: I am glad to acknowledge a note that a reader from Florida sent me bringing to my attention the fact that the first thanksgiving in the territory that today is the United States was not the one I … Continue reading
ChurchPop: This is so cool! NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter recently won the Jag Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. In a post-race interview, he added a few things you don’t normally hear: “I just thank the Sacred of Jesus and the Blessed … Continue reading
No one knows for sure how Cambridge, Massachusetts, native, Father “Jim” Hennessey died, but what is certain is that when the Japanese took over the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific in 1942, he was taken prisoner on Saint Patrick’s … Continue reading
CNA: Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957, will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit. More here.