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St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

August 28, AD2015 2 Comments
St. Augustine: What Has Been Injured Shall Be Renewed

I had made a point of not watching the recent videos exposing the barbaric evils of Planned Parenthood and Stem Express, put out by the Center for Medical Progress. You find out what is in them without that. Why expose myself to seeing images I would not be able to erase from my mind? Why […]

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What Is Wrong With Latin?

August 18, AD2015 8 Comments
What Is Wrong With Latin?

“You know that your grandfather always loved the language of his heritage?” My mother gave me this suggestion as I was wondering out loud which foreign language I should take of those offered in my high school program. Am I most interested in French, Spanish, or Latin? I was told that Latin would be useful if […]

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The Real Reason Christianity Is Declining in America

August 6, AD2015 11 Comments
The Real Reason Christianity Is Declining in America

In the wake of the May, 2015 Pew Research poll “America’s Changing Religious Landscape: Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population,” the mainstream media wasted no time in rushing the Church’s obituary to America’s front page. Liberal Progressivism had finally won the day. The Age of Aquarius was dawning… And I’m sure that’s how it […]

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Experiments on Intact Whole Live Fetuses and the Connection to Infant Formula

August 5, AD2015 31 Comments
Experiments on Intact Whole Live Fetuses and the Connection to Infant Formula

Recently the investigative journalism conducted by David Daleiden who started the Center for Medical Progress has provided a raw look into the minds of the people involved in the “human capital” abortion industry. As the videos continue to come out and lawsuits are filed threatening to suppress free speech and journalism, perhaps this is a […]

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Has Rome Tipped Its Hand on Medjugorje?

August 3, AD2015 44 Comments
Has Rome Tipped Its Hand on Medjugorje?

Since I wrote an article back in 2013 on the alleged apparitions of Our Lady under the title of “Rosa Mistica,” it turns out that there have been some further developments on this case. Surprisingly, these developments might have a bearing upon the ongoing speculation about the upcoming judgment from the Holy See on Medjugorje. […]

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Contemporary Culture Wars: Is History Repeating?

July 26, AD2015 14 Comments
Contemporary Culture Wars: Is History Repeating?

Lately, there is a lot of talk within Christian circles how to live the Faith in the midst of a morally-decaying (and increasingly hostile) Western culture.[i] I would like to join the fray and add some of my own observations. There is an old saying, “Every analogy limps” and another that says, “History does not […]

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A New Stripping of the Altars?

July 23, AD2015 1 Comment
A New Stripping of the Altars?

After the recent discovery by five Supreme Court justices of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the self-described forces of love, tolerance, and acceptance have taken their victory and turned to punish their perceived enemies. An article on the TIME magazine website by New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer has called for the end of tax […]

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What Has Happened to Sacred Catholic Music?

July 20, AD2015 55 Comments
What Has Happened to Sacred Catholic Music?

“…we shall lose a large portion of that wonderful and incomparable, artistic and spiritual reality, Gregorian chant. We indeed have reason for sadness and perhaps even for bewilderment.” (Pope Paul VI, 1969) Since the time, the reasons often given for this loss was the change from Latin to the vernacular in the Mass and the desire […]

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Liberty, Equality and Inconsistency

July 7, AD2015 29 Comments
Liberty, Equality and Inconsistency

The decision of the Supreme Court extending marriage to homosexual pairs is a contradiction, not only of revelation by God, but of human nature and of the nature of mammalian biological reproduction. Setting these contradictions aside, the decision is self-inconsistent in its basis of individual liberty and of equality before the law. The decision presents liberty as […]

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In Defense of the World Apostolate of Fatima

July 5, AD2015 29 Comments
In Defense of the World Apostolate of Fatima

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA Inc. recently published a biography of Sr. Lúcia—the last surviving visionary of Fátima (†2005)—entitled A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary (see my review here). The book itself was a translation of a Portuguese biography entitled Um Caminho Sob o Olhar de Maria and was published in 2013 by […]

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Gay “Marriage”: Autonomy, Yes! God, No!

July 1, AD2015 30 Comments
Gay “Marriage”: Autonomy, Yes! God, No!

First, a little background. When we look back to our country’s founding, we take pride in the reasons for its formation; a “bad king” and his parliament that exercised their power improperly within the American Colonies. Because of these acts of omission and commission from the isolation of 3,000 miles away from London, anger began to develop. […]

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800 Years of Magna Carta

June 18, AD2015 0 Comments
800 Years of Magna Carta

At Runnymede, at Runnymede, What say the reeds at Runnymede? The lissom reeds that give and take, That bend so far, but never break, They keep the sleepy Thames awake With tales of John at Runnymede. At Runnymede, at Runnymede, Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede: ‘You musn’t sell, delay, deny, A freeman’s right or […]

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The Theology of Science-Fiction: IV — End-Times

June 8, AD2015 23 Comments
The Theology of Science-Fiction: IV — End-Times

“Because science fiction primarily deals with the future, it must inevitably deal with the end of the world, and thus SF overlaps more closely with apocalyptic literature than with any other type of religious writing…[and] focuses on eschatology–ideas about ‘the last days’, the end of the world as we know it and the dawning of […]

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I Complain, Therefore I Am

May 25, AD2015 30 Comments
I Complain, Therefore I Am

The popular atheist blogger, Hemant Mehta, ponders change with the question, “What happens when atheists are no longer a minority?” He mentions the human need to belong to a group, and the fight for a cause, and then invites answers to that question. Reading a few of the 1,600+ responses will verify the lack of […]

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There is Little to Joke About in the Three Secrets of Fatima

May 13, AD2015 82 Comments
There is Little to Joke About in the Three Secrets of Fatima

The following is an unofficial translation of an address given by His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato at the Pontifical University Antonianum on the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. The address was published in Italian on the web site of L’Osservatore Romano from which this translation was made. 1. When I was the Secretary […]

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Conspiracies & Catholicism: Saints

May 5, AD2015 1 Comment
Conspiracies & Catholicism: Saints

Over on the Angels article, I avoided digressing as far as I might by saying I’d get into saints in a later article; so here we go! What is a saint? A saint is someone who is recognized as being united with God; a holy one. English is actually a bit odd– we’ve got a […]

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Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

April 20, AD2015 3 Comments
Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life: His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had converted as a cadet at West Point, the Army and the Union. In the Civil War, all three passions coincided. Rising to the rank of Major General and achieving command of the […]

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