You may not have noticed it, but next year is an election year. For a moment, though, we would do well to look beyond electioneering to the true hope of the Republic. This is not to dismiss politics — the … Continue reading
Left Behind is a popular series of books written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Evangelical Protestants brilliantly capitalizing on their “pre-trib” version of the “rapture theory.” This article is not about those books, but about the Catholic custom … Continue reading
In November of 1955 a plane carrying 27 passengers crashed. All died except one young lady.
“Time was when in this city the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary was held in dishonor and contempt,” wrote Reverend John F. Byrne, C.SS.R., in his book, The Glories of Mary in Boston. “But today,” he continued, “deep devotion … Continue reading
Of the mortal remains of man interred in the earth, all of the worldly fame, all of the forced applause, all of the seductive wealth are piteously summarized in the stark words inscribing the temporal end of a life’s journey: … Continue reading
The Mother of God made this astounding promise to a humble Carmelite Monk, Saint Simon Stock, in England more than 700 years ago. Most Catholics have learned the story of Saint Simon and the scapular, and were probably enrolled in … Continue reading