This was in January. That is more than died in combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq for that same month. Some are surmising that the long deployments may account for some of the tragic deaths.
The Holy Father is under attack internationally for a pastoral measure he took as the Church’s Supreme Pontiff. Please let the Roman Pontiff know that you support his measures in favor of tradition and Church unity. Go here to sign … Continue reading
If you look at his face, these features are those of a man who means business. As bishop in Medellin, Colombia, he was known to walk the streets giving whatever charity he could to his impoverished flock.
The Holy Father does not think in sound bytes or headlines. That may be the way of most people today — even many world leaders — but it is obviously not his way, for he knows how ephemeral these things … Continue reading
Michael Foley, in his Why Do Catholics Eat Fish On Friday, came up with four words invented by saints. That’s not very impressive if you are comparing them to Shakespeare, who invented about one hundred new words, but it’s still … Continue reading
It was back in early November that I made some postings from Rome, and some about my trip when I got back. (You can see them from our Rome tag, but the first and fourth returns there are not from … Continue reading
I just read an excellent article, a very disturbing article I should say, by Mary Jo Anderson on InsideCatholic website about apparitions of the Mother of God to two pious high school-aged girls in Rawanda. The apparitions are approved by … Continue reading
The New York Times and its liberal progressivist sources have let it out. Wouldn’t you know it… they aren’t pleased that the Holy See has lifted the excommunications of the four traditionalist bishops of the SSPX. We were all dying … Continue reading
Heedless of the controversy surrounding Bishop Williamson’s recent public statements, the Holy Father has directed Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, to remove the latae sententiae excommunications declared by that same congregation against the four SSPX … Continue reading
If you were a putatively excommunicated Bishop in a group accused (rightly or wrongly) of being schismatic, and if your group (let’s call it a “society”) were reportedly in negotiations with Rome — only you don’t especially want your group … Continue reading
I received a fascinating email from a close friend of mine and SBC, Mr. Dan Guenzel, which he has given me permission to share with our readers. Poor Dan, were it not for Braveheart, he might be on his way … Continue reading
As a corollary to the necessity of Faith and Baptism for salvation, St. Thomas also taught that unbaptized babies went to the Limbo of the Children (Summa Theologica. III, Q. 52, a. 7). But later the rigorist Jansenists taught that … Continue reading
As reported by Rorate Coeli, several informed sources — including the redoubtable Andrea Tornelli — report that the four SSPX bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre will be absolved of the censure of a declared latae sententiae excommunication. Such a move … Continue reading
H.W. Cocker III, contributor to Insidecatholic.com, has chosen ten things that answer the question above. His analyzes of these ten topics is a fascinating and informative read, especially his review of the Inquisition. With its divine foundation, sanction, and mission, … Continue reading
When the world and national situation gets too heavy, and one finds oneself wallowing in the negative, it is good to take a break and pick up the Gospels, or enjoy a good book, like Father Feeney’s Fish on Friday. … Continue reading