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 →

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 →

RORATE CÆLI: De Mattei: “Legitimate defense may also be a grave duty for those responsible for the lives of others”

Roberto de MatteiIL July 27, 2016 The first martyr in European territory at the hands of Islam, Father Jacques Hamel, was murdered while celebrating Holy Mass on July 26th in the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy. Two Muslims praising Islam, burst into the church, and after taking some of the faithful hostage, cut the priest’s throat, at the same time critically wounding another faithful present. There are no doubts about the identity of the aggressors Continue Reading →

Divine Mercy Chaplet–EWTN

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Catholic Novel Tells the Tale of Two Orphans — and the Beauty of Redemption | Daily News | NCRegister.com

BY ELLA HADACEK 07/23/2016 Comment We’ll Never Tell Them By Fiorella de Maria Ignatius, 2015 252 pages, $16.95 To order: ignatius.com, (800) 651-1531   In We’ll Never Tell Them, Fiorella de Maria draws readers into the the lives of Kristjana and Liljana, two Maltese orphans. At a crucial turning point in her life, Kristjana, a nurse living in modern-day London, leaves her life in England behind and seeks refuge working in a Catholic hospital in Continue Reading →

She Shall Crush Thy Head: 6 Examples of Women “Crushing” the Heads of Men in Scripture

Listers, in Genesis our first parents suffered a curse due to their fall into sin. One condition of the Fall was that God would place enmity between the woman and the serpent – but the phrase explaining the enmity and what will happen due to that enmity has been a matter of much debate. To wit, should it read he shall crush thy head or she shall crush thy head or even they shall crush thy Continue Reading →

Where in the Bible does it say that abortion is wrong?

Q: My friend contends that the Bible can’t be used to argue against abortion because nowhere in the Bible does it state that abortion is wrong and that life begins at conception. How do I respond? Answered by: Peggy Frye A: Though we don’t find the word abortion mentioned in any biblical text, we can deduce from Scripture, not to mention natural law, reason, Church teaching, and patristic witness that abortion is intrinsically evil. On abortion, Continue Reading →

There is Nothing Controversial About Ad Orientem Worship

It is integral to human nature: our focus is principally determined by what we are looking at. When we speak to others, we make eye contact. When we move from place to place, we point ourselves in that direction.Pilots face forward. Drivers too. Surgeons don’t stare at the back wall of an operating theater. I’ve yet to meet a cook who can make a meal with their back to the stove. Soldiers don’t march backwards. Writers stare at their Continue Reading →

Catholics in America: A Tale of Two Flags | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

by Russell Shaw June 23, 2016 (Photo: us.fotolia.com/TR) In a certain parish church that I know well, as also, I suppose, in many other Catholic churches in the United States, two flags are prominently displayed. One is the Stars and Stripes. The other, unfamiliar to most Americans, including many Catholics, is the gold and white flag of  Vatican City, with the papal coat of arms—the keys of Peter and the papal tiara—imposed upon its vertical Continue Reading →

Polish Bishop Hopes ‘Amazing Sign’ of Red Host Will Increase Eucharistic Devotion | Daily News | NCRegister.com

by FILIP MAZURCZAK 07/11/2016  – @katedralegnicka Facebook On Christmas Day 2013 at St. Hyacinth’s Shrine in Legnica, an industrial city of 100,000 in southwest Poland, a priest accidentally dropped a consecrated Host on the floor. In accordance with Church procedures, the Host was placed in a dish filled with holy water to dissolve. After two weeks, the Communion wafer dissolved only partially, and a red substance appeared on it. The bishop of Legnica at the Continue Reading →

Their ‘business practices’ stir emotions everywhere – by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki – Catholic Times

by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Officials of Planned Parenthood complained bitterly about the use of what they called “deceptive” undercover tactics when a sting operation revealed last year that they were involved in the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The undercover videos showed senior Planned Parenthood staff members haggling over the prices they would accept in exchange for aborted baby body parts. In one video, one Planned Parenthood executive said she needed a good Continue Reading →