Reposting the Series ~ The Lamb of God Theme: Second Model

  Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Two: Noah’s Altar, Ark and Rainbow – Genesis 5:28-7:28 – Prehistory The rainbow is a sign of the eternal covenant God made with mankind: that He would never again destroy the world’s creatures by flood as He did in the days of Noah. A Sketch of Noah’s Life: God looked down from the heavenly heights and saw how evil the people had become. Continue Reading →

World Youth Day in the ‘Capital of Mercy’ | Daily News |

BY EDWARD PENTIN 07/26/2016  – USCCB Instagram St. John Paul II banner in Krakow, Poland. KRAKOW, Poland — “Krakow is the capital of mercy,” said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. “From here, as Sister Faustina wrote, a spark will emerge, the spark of Divine Mercy, and this spark will contribute to the deepening of religious life in the world.” The archbishop of Krakow was speaking to EWTN Germany July 21, ahead of World Youth Day, which runs Continue Reading →

NCRegister | America’s National Tribute to St. John Paul II

by Filip Mazurczak, Register Correspondent Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 6:15 AM  SAINTLY LIFE. The church containing a reliquary with St. John Paul II’s blood and a statue of the Polish pontiff are included in the Washington shrine dedicated to the life of John Paul II. Filip Mazurczak photo   The St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington is a moving tribute to a pope whose great impact on the Church and the world cannot Continue Reading →

Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and Prophecy in 1976

Posted on November 13, 2013 Presently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is meeting in Baltimore (thanks, KFD). Timothy Cardinal Dolan, outgoing President of the USCCB, on behalf of the Conference, welcomed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio (essentially, the Holy Father’s “ambassador” to the U.S.), to deliver an address to the assembly yesterday evening. You can read the full text of Archbishop Vigano’s address here. It’s interesting. John Paul I and Cardinal Wojtyla, 1978 There’s a quote 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 →

Think St. Gabriel Possenti . . . Obama’s America Turns Meek Me Into A Gun Owner: THE WANDERER

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — After the December 14 Newtown, Conn., school massacre, liberally inclined Washington Post writer Melinda Henneberger, a Catholic, said the left is correct that guns kill people. But who of any persuasion would doubt that? Guns, that is, plus human evil intent. However, she added in a December 18 blog post, “the right has a point, too, about the ‘Culture of Death,’ in the language of John Paul II’s Gospel of Continue Reading →


( On the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, the aging conciliar diehards in the Vatican apparatus, desperate to shore up the Council’s crumbling legacy, have dared to revive and advance at breakneck speed the long dead cause for the “beatification” of Paul VI. John Paul II initiated the cause at the diocesan level in 1993, but it failed to advance any further for reasons that should be obvious. (Among the many less obvious Continue Reading →

Defending God-Given Freedoms – Truth and Charity Forum

The 19th century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky once wisely said, “If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.” Christians continue to wage a political and legal battle against a predominantly secular culture about the law and the meaning of life—both increasingly corrupted by what Blessed Pope John Paul II coined a “culture of death.” Unfortunately, this deviant contemporary trend is determined to make God irrelevant and extinct from society. Dominating the national discourse, this Continue Reading →

RORATE CÆLI: In illo tempore…: “Our priests, the image of Our Lord”

At that time, the year 1531, a few days into the month of December [December 9], it happened that there was a humble but respected Indian, a poor man of the people; his name was Juan Diego; he lived in Cuauhtitlán, as they say. … It was Saturday, not yet dawn; he was coming in pursuit of God and his commandments. And as he drew near the little hill called Tepeyac it was beginning to Continue Reading →

Is the Church Suppressing God’s Will? | First Things

The editorial board of the National Catholic Reporter this week endorsed the ordination of women. Basing its position on a 1976 vote by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, on “countless conversations in parish halls, lecture halls and family gatherings,” and on the supposed support of myriad unnamed bishops, the Reporter calls “for the Catholic church to correct this unjust teaching.” It offers a brief history of “Rome’s response to the call of the faithful to ordain Continue Reading →

“Every Child Deserves a Home”: Catholic World Report

November 29, 2012 Adoptive parents face challenges and make sacrifices to provide loving, stable homes for children in need. by Jim Graves Addressing families who have adopted children, Pope John Paul II said in 2000, “To adopt a child is a great work of love. When it is done, much is given, but much is also received. It is a true exchange of gifts.” He continued,“Adopting children, regarding and treating them as one’s own children, Continue Reading →


In a recent column for First Things, neo-Catholic luminary George Weigel writes the following as part of his rhapsodic celebration of Vatican II‘s golden anniversary: “Moreover, in summoning the world Church to the Great Jubilee of 2000, John Paul II gave Catholicism the Pentecostal experience that John XXIII for which hoped, thus preparing the world Church to enter the third millennium with great missionary energy: to ‘put out into the deep,’ as John Paul II Continue Reading →