As we look at a Christmas crèche, a question should come to each of our minds: What will I do for the love of this Child? Perhaps some who chance upon these lines will think the question untimely. Christmas, they … Continue reading
Here is the oration that the Church prays in the Mass and Office for Saint Peter of Alcántara (October 19): Deus, qui beátum Petrum Confessórem tuum admirábilis pœniténtiæ et altíssimæ contemplatiónis múnere illustráre dignátus es: da nobis, quǽsumus; ut, eius suffragántibus … Continue reading
Aleteia, Francisco Veneto: The story of five biological sisters who became nuns in a period of just 2 years has drawn attention in Spain, their home country. The family includes a total of 7 adult children — six sisters and … Continue reading
It is already over a month old, but still very timely. Christopher Ferrara, Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society, discusses the legality of forcing abortion-tainted experimental drugs on people by the government and by employers. All those in the … Continue reading
LifeSiteNews, Jack Bingham: The Paralympics are set to start on August 24 in Tokyo, but American Paralympian Jenna Fesemyer says medals must take a backseat to “Glorifying Christ.” More here.
I’ve been writing some things lately on the cardinal virtue of prudence (The ‘Mother’ of Virtues as a Remedy to Pervasive Surrealism, and Knowing the Real and Doing the Good, with more to come in a couple of weeks). We … Continue reading
Regular readers of this site will have noted that friendship is a theme that has been considered in these pages from different angles. Aside from Dr. Robert Hickson’s Evil Friendships in History and Brian Kelly’s brief, The Devil Has No … Continue reading
This past Spring, I was in Louisiana for The CRUSADER Knight Congress. , which had as its theme, “Upon These Rocks: Building Christian Communities from the Rubble of Modernity.” The two following embedded files are hosted on Gloria.TV, a Catholic YouTube … Continue reading
CNA, Joe Bukuras: Six days a week on busy Washington Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, Catholic barber Elias Elsayah can be found clipping hair and changing lives. Now a barber for eight years, Elsayah converts the hearts of many with his … Continue reading
Here is an excellent sermon by a traditional priest on the origins and custom of Rogation Days: The Rogation Days are treated on this site in the article “Sanctifying the Earth, and Our Parishes,” by Charles A. Coulombe. There is … Continue reading
A Pillar Examiner: Friday, March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. It’s also a Friday in Lent — which usually means no meat. At The Pillar, we have heard from a lot of Catholics in the past week, all with … Continue reading
This Spring, I will be returning to my home state of Louisiana for a brief visit for this exciting event: The CRUSADER Knight Congress. The theme for this conference is apt and timely: “Upon These Rocks: Building Christian Communities from … Continue reading
Angelus, Steve Lowery: When Dallas McGowan, a fifth-grader at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School in Altadena, found out his best friend and classmate Mario Ramirez had been shot, he was, according to his mother Denise, “shocked.” Story is here.