Frank Rega, for his blog, The Shield of Faith, brings us his own translation of the sublime reflections of this great saint. Anything from Saint Pio is priority on my list, especially when it has to do with Our Lady … Continue reading
Category: Holy Scripture
‘Simon, Son of John, Lovest Thou Me?’
I am continuing here from my previous column, “I Go a Fishing,” with the rest of chapter 21 of Saint John. After the Apostles had caught so many fish, they tied the net and moored the boat. Meanwhile, as I … Continue reading
Introduction to the Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom
The Saint Augustine Institute of Wisdom* (SAI) is the educational division of Saint Benedict Center. The Institute provides well-rounded and conveniently simple courses of instruction in Catholic thought. The classes available through SAI are a continuation of the studies which … Continue reading
New Mass Lectionary Drops Bible Verses Condemning Sodomy
Taylor Marshall: One of the very unfortunate results of the New Lectionary is that verses that might be deemed offensive have been removed from our liturgical celebrations. Full report is here.
Fire and Ice
And the hail and fire mixed with it drove on together: and it was of so great bigness, as never before was seen in the whole land of Egypt since that nation was founded. (Exodus 9:24) But snow and ice … Continue reading
Is the Bible Catholic?
A logical, lucid, and brief article below by Jeff Mirus for Catholic Culture. Well worth sharing with Bible-thumpers, or any Protestant, who is open to the truth. You may also want to read Father Arnold Damen’s, The Church or the Bible, on our website. … Continue reading
‘Lead Us Not Into Temptation’ — What Does This Mean?
And lead us not into temptation… Have you ever wondered about this petition in the Lord’s Prayer? What exactly are we asking of God our Father? This petition of the Our Father must be taken in conjunction with the next, … Continue reading
Is President Obama the Anti-Christ?
One of our tertiaries sent me a link this morning with a video provocatively entitled, “Did Jesus Give us the Name of the Antichrist?” He asked my opinion on it, and this is my reply (which will not make sense … Continue reading
Reflections in Anticipation of Easter
Now that Lent has begun I offer a few brief considerations from Our Savior’s passion, death, and burial, that anticipate Easter. First, consider the two disciples on their heavy walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a neighboring city. Their hearts are … Continue reading
Sermon of St. John Chrysostom on the Baptism of Christ
I discovered this sermon of the great eastern doctor of the Church in my quest to find the meaning of the words, twice repeated, by Saint John the Baptist regarding the public manifestation of Jesus at his baptism near the … Continue reading
The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse
One dominant feature that is pervasive in holy scripture, testifying to its divine inspiration, is that there is no exaggerating the good nor whitewashing the evil in God’s people. Beginning with Adam and Eve actually trying to hide themselves from … Continue reading
On Being Violent
And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away. (St. Matthew 11:12) I love it that nothing of the words of our Blessed Lord has the mark of mediocrity. It’s … Continue reading
What Does It Mean When We Say the Bible is ‘Supernatural’?
Someone wrote me to ask that question. I thought the answer might be of more general interest. To answer your questions regarding Holy Scripture and the use of the word “supernatural,” let me first address what nature and supernature are. … Continue reading
Pope Francis Speaks About End Times ‘Desecration’ ‘Abomination’
CNA: In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the end times, saying that faith will be increasingly pushed out of the public square and that persecution of Christians is a “prophecy” of what is to come. The Pope directed … Continue reading