We will have a diminished diaconate in the Church as long as deacons are thought to be either permanent or transitional, as no different from the laity, and as not a true part of the priesthood.Read More
It is also personal, I have three young children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum. My days are spent thinking of them, praying for their future, and caring for their brother who provides care and love to them.Read More
By descending from Heaven to Earth, the Son of God earned the right for us to be assumed from Earth to Heaven. By descending upon the Church, the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to earn a place left vacant by the fallen angels in the sky.Read More
Leaving the Church, however, is not an option for those of us who believe that the Catholic Church is the true Church.Read More
This book, Kirill In His Own Words, has the additional task of presenting the Patriarch, who was enthroned in 2009, in a new light, and perhaps even in a first light, to American readers who may only know of him vaguely through news reports or his political positions.Read More
Beneath the fair Moon’s watch tonight,
Her mantle’s warmth enfolds my walks.
Still shivers from a chill not right,
Shrill malice from the shadow stalks.
The cardinals have taken a necessary and courageous step in an effort to protect the holiness of the Church, its faithfulness to the teachings of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and its faithfulness to the Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals that have Our Lord’s teachings through Scripture and tradition as a foundation.Read More
Cardinal Sarah also is asking all bishops to take the lead in ensuring that they and their priests face the east during liturgies at their cathedrals and at large celebrations in their dioceses. He further suggests that bishops ensure that seminarians be formed in the practice and that the faithful be catechized about the reasons for its importance.Read More
As we from a Catholic perspective accept that the Holy Ghost works through natural means, we may confidently say that St. Thomas Aquinas first had to develop an intellect solidly grounded in the classics before the Holy Ghost inspired him to progress. The Tridentine millennials are no different.Read More
Our catechism is another case of pure and passionate traditionalism that is presented with such joy and purpose that it becomes contemporary. We do not for a moment minimize or dilute the teachings of the Church, in fact we ratchet up the learning and teaching.Read More