“Those who have not lived before the Revolution do not know the sweetness of life.” So said, with great irony, Charles Maurice de Tallyrand, the renegade bishop who did as much as any individual to empower the French Revolution of … Continue reading
Category: Catholic Living
The Death Penalty: Should It Be Abolished?
Background On August 2 of this year, Pope Francis announced he will revise the teaching on the Death Penalty in the post-conciliar Catechism of the Catholic Church. And indeed the new Catechism did just that affirming that capital punishment is … Continue reading
‘Over My Dead Body’: 85 Year-Old Will Not Remove Her Painting Of Our Lady On Her Mobile Home
Miami Herald, Mark Young: “There’s all kinds of stuff out there, but this is because I’m Catholic and it’s wrong,” she said. “With all the things going on in the world, I would think there would be more important things … Continue reading
Another World Youth Day? Well, This Is a Good Project. ‘Thank You Inmates’!
CNA: Inmates from La Joya and Nueva Joya prisons have begun the construction of 250 confessionals to be used in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. More here.
Deacon Tells of His Miraculous Survival of Russian and Nazi Camps
Denver Catholic, Moira Cullings: Witold Engel was living his Catholic faith at the age of nine years old in a place no one could ever imagine — Auschwitz concentration camp. As a prisoner during the Holocaust, Witold watched as a … Continue reading
Nebraska: Bishop Leads 2500 in Eucharistic Family Rosary Procession Around State Capital
On Sunday, November 4th, 2018, Bishop James Conley led a Eucharistic Procession around the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. This was the closing event of phase 2 of an 18 month, three phase Rosary Crusade led by Fr. James Kelleher, … Continue reading
India: Church in Miao Grows From 900 to 90,000 in 40 Years
CNA, Ed Condon: Many bishops spend their days carefully making plans to lead and manage the dioceses entrusted to them. Bishop George Pallipparambil of the Indian diocese of Miao is different. He says that in his diocese, the planning is … Continue reading
The Beautiful Graces That Brought Alec Guinness Into the Catholic Church
Catholic Answers, Rita Reichardt: Sir Alec Guinness is considered one of the finest actors of the twentieth century, known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters. His portrayal of Hamlet on the London stage was widely acclaimed, and … Continue reading
My Talk at the Fatima Youth Conference
Below is a YouTube video of a talk I gave at the September 14-16, 2018 conference entitled, “Fatima for the Next Generation.” The conference was in the Buffalo, New York area. My talk was on the basics of the spiritual life for young … Continue reading
Youth Synod: US Discussion Group Slaps Home Schooling
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic … Continue reading
Maike Hickson: Open Letter to the Generation of 68
LifeSiteNews: The following open letter is addressed to the generation of the 1960s in Germany who revolted against the German society as a whole, against its educational system, its Christian morality, against its political system. It might be that this … Continue reading
Prayers: Asia Bibi Showing Signs of Dementia
Premier, Alex Williams: Reports emerging from Pakistan have prompted fears that a Christian mother-of-five held in prison there for more than nine years may have dementia. Report is here.
A Lesson to Be Learned: Austin Ruse on His Late Friend ‘Zippy’
Crisis, Austin Ruse: Riding his bicycle on a country road in Northern Virginia, a man named Matt met Jesus unexpectedly this week. Strangers found the 53-year-old man lying in a ditch with his toes still clipped into his pedals. Matt’s wife had … Continue reading
Pope Asks Faithful to Pray the Rosary, the Saint Michael Prayer, the Sub Tuum Praesidium Every Day in October
The Sub Tuum Praesidium is the most ancient of all Marian Hymns, dating back to the fourth century. It addresses Our Lady as Mother of God (Theotokos) a century before the definition of the same at the Council of Ephesus. … Continue reading
Chicago Priest Defies Cupich, Burns Rainbow Flag With Cross Background
God bless this priest. He’s truly a man’s man without guile. We need more Father Paul Kalchiks. Pardon the use of Chicago Sun Times news post under LGBTQ hews. “The people of this parish have been pretty resilient and put … Continue reading