Taking on the Homosexual Movement – Crisis Magazine

“As international pressures and heroic actions of dissidents within the Soviet Bloc—along with “little old ladies praying the rosary for seventy years,” as a priest-professor of mine said at the time—were essential elements in communism’s collapse, so the intelligent, persistent, coordinated efforts of the defenders of sound culture—along with, to be sure, much prayer and sacrifice to the Almighty—can bring Western secular humanist leftism to heel.” Readmore via Source: Taking on the Homosexual Movement – Continue Reading →

Comfort Catholicism Has to Go; It is Time to Prepare for Persecution |Blogs | NCRegister.com

We are at war for our own souls and the souls of people we love. We are at war for the soul of this culture and nation. And like any soldier, we must train to fight well. BY MSGR. CHARLES POPE 08/21/2016 There is a growing consternation among some Catholics that the Church, at least in her leadership, is living in the past. It seems there is no awareness that we are at war and that Continue Reading →

Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you want peace, ready war

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Sometimes Leon Trotsky is given credit for saying that you might not be interested in war but war is interested in you.  He didn’t say that, exactly, but it is nevertheless true. I have not infrequently challenged you readers to be ready and to get readier for sudden reversals of fortune and for what I think are inevitable long-term struggles, both on the general, human level Continue Reading →

Water and Wine: The Two Wills of Christ

Dear Charity of Christ, I have been meaning to write this post for some time, only to lack sufficient time to put pen to paper, or rather, finger to keyboard. Of course, those words of choice fall short in the poetic prose of times gone past. Nonetheless, the topic of discussion here is the two wills that are manifested within the Incarnation our dear Lord and Savior. I first came across a great explanation on Continue Reading →

A reading on Dante and Spiritual but not Religious.

I am currently writing either a short story or what may be a full-length book. During my long working days, I’ve been listening to audio books, and the titles that I have been attempting to choose are Catholic Classics.  Two of the titles that I have listened to during the past couple of weeks are commonly known by most folks: The Divine Comedy by Dante and Utopia by Thomas More. The titles have inspired me to Continue Reading →

Recovering Catholics and The Flytes

It was toward the end of a hot day. I was in the midst of a “small talk” conversation of sorts with an acquaintance, and the topic of religion came to the surface. Of course, when pondering the conversation, I can’t help but think that it was a peculiar topic to randomly come up amongst two strangers. However, the topic did somehow naturally develop between acquaintances when my fellow conversationalist told me that he had Continue Reading →

This California bill could hurt poor students at religious schools :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

By Kevin Jones Sacramento, Calif., Aug 8, 2016 / 06:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be most affected by a California bill threatening state-backed student grants to schools that disagree with same-sex marriage and gender ideology. “The students become the greatest victims in all of this. Students growing up in your youth groups may say ‘we want to go to a school that is going to help us learn our faith Continue Reading →

Religious Liberty: an American Innovation and Tradition – Regnum ChristiRegnum Christi

by Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC If you’ve grown up in the United States in the 20th or 21st century, you might miss how revolutionary the religious liberty in the Constitution is. Until 1791, no national government in human history had officially declared that there was no established religion and people were free to practice whatever religion, and almost every state had some official or semi-official religion. Even the French Revolution, at about the same Continue Reading →

5 Things to Remember in the “Ad Orientem” Discussion

BY MSGR. CHARLES POPE 08/08/2016 An Advocate of ‘Ad Orientem’ Reflects on the Responses of the Holy See Press Office and the U.S. Bishops The reaction of the Holy See Press Office and the American Bishops to the news of Cardinal Sarah’s proposal that priests face “east” (ad orientem) for the Eucharistic Prayer is not surprising. They were quick to insist that no change in liturgical law is forthcoming in this matter. It is doubtful that Continue Reading →

My Letter to a Committed Anti-Catholic

Satan is a liar and it is he who, quite often, might confuse our thoughts. Thus my initial decision, to give you no answer, may have been tainted by his urging: for he despises Truth and wants desperately that we not spread it. But Christian charity or love moved by Grace, should not allow me or anyone else to keep the Truth hidden, though it seems probable that you have no intention of listening to it: Continue Reading →

Polish cardinal dies aged 89 – CatholicHerald.co.uk

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski became Archbishop of Kraków after the election of Pope John Paul II Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, the retired successor to St John Paul II as archbishop of Kraków, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. Just five days before his death, Pope Francis made an unscheduled stopto pray at the hospital where the cardinal was in a coma. Meeting the bishops of Poland on July 27, Pope Francis said that he knew Continue Reading →

How Pope Francis Can Commemorate Father Hamel’s Murder While in Poland | Daily News | NCRegister.com

BY FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA07/26/2016 Comments – Barcroft Media Father Jacques Hamel was beheaded by Islamic State terrorists during Mass on July 26. KRAKOW, Poland — Pope Francis is a pastor of powerful gestures. Tomorrow, when he arrives here for World Youth Day, he should make a prolonged, prayerful and purposeful visit to the tombs in Wawel Cathedral, first among them King Jan III Sobieski. The scourge of Islamic State violence marred the first Continue Reading →