Ahh, the wonders of technology! Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe would, I hope, approve our use of it. I’m writing this in the car on the way from Phoenix, Arizona to San Diego, California — on Interstate 8 to be precise. … Continue reading
There is so much commentary about President Obama’s Notre Dame invitation on Catholic websites that little more can be said. It’s the “little more” that the Philosopher would like to contribute.
Some people like to get away from the artificial lights on a starry night, gaze up at the salted black canopy, and contemplate the Creator’s power and immensity. Having lived near cities all my life I never realized what a … Continue reading
This column comes from sunny California, where Brother Maximilian Maria and I have just begun a two-state Catholic America Tour. Our first full day here in Blessed Junipero Serra country started with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the … Continue reading
The following is the most recent statement of Bishop John McCormack on this issue (see article in the Nashua Telegraph). We believe that we should be doing all we can as a society to support and protect marriage, which is … Continue reading
A friend of mine just sent me a booklet written by Most Rev. Cuthbert O’Gara, a bishop who had spent two years as a prisoner of the Chinese Communists. It is entitled The Surrender to Secularism. O’Gara was a member … Continue reading
A friend of mine recently brought to my attention this dramatic confirmation of the necessity of sacramental baptism, and God’s providence in supplying it. While we Latins were celebrating the feast of the great Saint Pius V (May 5), the … Continue reading
I just read an interesting anecdote on the Friends of Chesterton website. One day, before his conversion, Orestes Brownson was perusing through some Catholic literature in a bookstore, when in comes the great scholar Daniel Webster. Seeing one of the … Continue reading
The ancient prophesy of Genesis 3:15 (“she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel”), has long been interpreted by Catholics to be a reference to the Virgin Mary. This goes back at least to … Continue reading
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I haven’t much time left in my workday to give enough praise to Saint Monica whose feast day we celebrate today, but I would like to emphasize a few of the virtues that made her so great. This is a … Continue reading
How’s this for leading, buzz-wordy, rhetoric-charged, unencumbered-by-facts reportage? In anticipation of Obama’s address and his being awarded an honorary degree from Notre Dame, a number of right-wing groups, including Catholic anti-abortion and anti-stem cell research groups, are ratcheting up tensions … Continue reading
Sometimes we have to beg. This is one of those times. The economic crisis we’re in is affecting everyone, but just because we beg doesn’t mean we have to be dire about it. Neither will we make outrageous promises or … Continue reading
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New Hampshire House Bill 436 has narrowly passed (see article in the Nashua Telegraph). The following is the statement of Bishop John McCormack on this issue: I am deeply disappointed that HB 436 has passed the New Hampshire State Senate.