“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
I was astonished reading this. I had read about the “Angels of the Battlefield” who died caring for all the wounded in the Civil War, but far more sisters died here as a result of the North’s destruction of the … Continue reading
CNA: A Christian scroll found in a Japanese museum is believed to be from the earliest days of Christianity in the country, researchers have said. Story here.
It was in 1962, fifty-six years ago, that an article by me was first published in a U.S. periodical of consequence. I was living in France, working as a rewrite man at what was then the Paris edition of the … Continue reading
A century ago, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the worst war in recorded history up to that time ended on its Western Front. Hundreds of miles to the East, a Saint was driven … Continue reading
“Did You Know That Padre Pio’s Stigmata Was Self-Inflicted? My ‘Pastor’ Friend Says It Was.” I have a friend who left the Church many years ago and is now a pastor of a small Pentecostal community in my home town. … Continue reading
Tradition in Action: The following text of Cardinal Suenens is quite simple. He strongly, frontally and clearly states that Vatican II broke with the past of the Catholic Church. Read here.
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
Mengele abandoned his Catholic Faith. In fact, in his post-WWII journal, Mengele specifically wrote, “We had to liberate Germanic history from Roman and Catholic influences.” National Catholic Register, Matthew Archbold; In the early 1990’s, Argentine authorities opened its archives to reveal … Continue reading
There is to be found a medieval legal insight, called “the Mixta,” that will help us, I believe, to understand more fully why and how the Church must always face up alertly and virtuously to the morally contentious—and often protractedly … Continue reading
The Catholic World Report, Jerry Salyer: In Quarto Abeunte Saeculo, Pope Leo XIII shows us why the voyage of Christopher Columbus stands in a class by itself. There is simply no way of comparing the Genoan’s landfall in the Americas with … Continue reading
I have recently moved from Los Angeles, California, to Trumau Austria, in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Sacred Theology. Uprooting myself from the city where I have lived most of my life was difficult enough; to move to … Continue reading
America has been blessed with many saints, hundreds of heroic missionaries, and hundreds of martyrs, only eight of whom (the North American Martyrs) have been canonized. This article will highlight a few prophetic voices that warned of the catastrophic assaults … Continue reading
Belle of the Ball to Daughter of the Church Her term as First Lady was only eight months. Julia Gardiner married President John Tyler, thirty years older than she, in June 1844, while he was president His term ended 4 … Continue reading
The following story is found in Saint John Eudes’ book on The Sacred Heart: One of the fathers of the Society of Jesus, in his history of the Crusades for the deliverance of the Holy Land, reports the following incident. … Continue reading