Dr. Peter Kreeft’s conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism

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The Devil: Liar and Murderer

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Spiritual Retreat by Father William Casey CPM

Are We Walking to Heaven Backward? A Pastoral Consideration of Liturgical “orientation.”

By: Msgr. Charles Pope Some years ago the theologian Fr. Jonathan Robinson wrote a commentary on the modern experience of the Sacred liturgy and entitled it, The Mass and Modernity: Walking to Heaven Backward. It is a compelling image of so much of what is wrong with the celebration of the Liturgy in many parishes today. While Fr. Robinson certainly had the celebration of Mass “facing the people” in mind, his concerns are broader than that. Indeed, Continue Reading →

RORATE CÆLI: The Devirilization of the Liturgy in the Novus Ordo Mass [Exclusive article]

The Devirilization of the Liturgy in the Novus Ordo Mass [Exclusive article] Fr. Richard G. Cipolla, Ph.D., D. Phil.(Oxon.) Weymouth June 5, 1944 The correspondence between Cardinal Heenan of Westminster and Evelyn Waugh before the promulgation of the Novus Ordo Mass is well known, in which Waugh issues a crie de coeur about the post-Conciliar liturgy and finds a sympathetic, if ineffectual, ear in the Cardinal.[1]   What is not as well known is Cardinal Continue Reading →

Mary, my Mother: Mother of the Church

How strange to think that man who is far estranged from our creator is instructed by our Lord to address the Creator God as Father or Abba (affectionate name like daddy). It is a revelation that was only hinted at in the Old Testament: Do you thus repay the Lord,     O foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you,     who made you and established you? __ Deuteronomy 32:6 But our Lord, Continue Reading →

Ecclesia Semper Reformanda: Communion with the Church by Degrees of Fullness

A Lecture Addressed to the Theological Students’ Association of The Catholic University of America by Father Jay Scott Newman, J.C.L. Assistant Professor of Canon Law at The Pontifical College Josephinum 18 April 2001 In his De Praescriptione Haereticorum, Tertullian famously asked with derision, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”, meaning “What has philosophy to do with theology?” I begin with this reminder because, although I am here to address the Theological Students’ Association, I Continue Reading →