A great sage of our time, Hilaire Belloc, foresaw what was coming upon our civilization. He saw its approach half a century ago more clearly than most people today see it now that it is here.
Category: Great Writers
The Decline of Controversy by Bishop Fulton Sheen
Towards the end of his life, Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895–1979) personally gave our Brother Hugh permission to reprint this article in From the Housetops in the 1970s. We once again make it available, this time on the web. Once there … Continue reading
Father Denis Fahey on Anti-Semitism
(Books by or about Father Denis Fahey are available at store.catholicism.org) On account of the confusion of mind prevalent among Catholics concerning the question of Anti-Semitism, a few words must be said about it.
The Catholic World of Father Denis Fahey
Sometimes it is not enough for a man to die. A mediocre man, even a good one, is soon forgotten. But if he was a great man and he had a profound influence for good, his enemies will use every … Continue reading
The Barber Family
Saint Jerome rhetorically queried: “If the Apostles and martyrs, while still living on earth, could pray for other men, how much more do they do it after their victories? Have they less power now that they are one with Christ?” … Continue reading
The Blessed Trinity Explained to Thomas Butler
You said: “Write a treatise on the Blessed Trinity, and explain it just to me!” You know very well that there are many realizations of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity which you have already arrived at, and which are … Continue reading
G.K. Chesterton and the Atmosphere of Evolution
Evolution is a theory. Evolution is a philosophy. Evolution is also an atmosphere.
Catholicity Necessary to Sustain Popular Liberty
October 1845 By popular liberty, we mean democracy; by democracy, we mean the democratic form of government; by the democratic form of government, we mean that form of government which vests the sovereignty in the people as population, and which … Continue reading