Voltaire, whose corrosive wit did so much to dissolve the faith of the pre-revolutionary French aristocracy in their right to rule (not to speak of their adherence to the Faith) once quipped that “the Holy Roman Empire is neither holy … Continue reading
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
Editor’s Introduction: Catholic doctrine is never an “untimely” thing. However, certain doctrines come to the fore from time to time due to circumstances in the Church and the world.
It is a date that means nothing to most Americans, but this July 20 there will be commemorated in Germany, especially by the nation’s remaining Catholics, the sixtieth anniversary of an act that possibly could not have been committed by … Continue reading
In 1982, Argentina, a nation that loved Our Lady enough to have her by law as Commander-in-Chief of its armed forces, was beaten by Great Britain in a short but costly war fought in and around islands the Argentines know … Continue reading
As with some beautiful plants, ideas and beliefs often flower most gloriously after seeming to die. It was like that with the Christian idea of the social reign of Christ the King.
Editor’s Introduction: As a testament to the greatness of the author of this work, we ask the reader to take note of the following, from the Article “Pope Saint Pius X” in From the Housetops # 13, Fall, 1976: “The … Continue reading
For those who would say that the early Chruch was silent on the question of abortion, the following selections from the Fathers will give ample witness to the contrary: The Didache circa AD 120 : “Thou shalt not murder a … Continue reading
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
From The Point for August, 1958 Last month’s issue will have driven home the fact that The Point does not care for the writings of Monsignor Ronald Arbuthnott Knox. But it might also have raised a question: Whose writings does … Continue reading
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
My Children, Father, Thy forgiveness need; Alas! their hearts have only place for tears! Forgive them, Father, ev’ry wrongful deed, And every sin of those four bloody years; And give them strength to bear their boundless loss, And from their … Continue reading
No layman of equal status from Medieval Times until this very day presents such an epitome of tradition and progress with such sanity and balance as the sixteenth century saint and martyr, Thomas More. Is this then to be another … Continue reading