We began our Advent "preparatory" journey with Christ's command to "Stay Awake!" My brothers and sisters, WE ARE AT A CROSSROADS!! This is not unlike the crossroads Israel faced in 1 Kings 18, where we see that they had lost their awe of God. To them, He was a million miles away. They still claimed to follow Jehovah, … Continue reading
The blog Nimisi Dominus uses a Next Generation Star Trek episode to make a serious point about the Mass in general and ad orientem in particular. We got a new priest in our parish a couple of years back and one of the first things he did was resort to ad orientum posture for the Confiteor, … Continue reading Star Trek and The Mass
Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces all men. To use the words of Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII: ‘His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but … Continue reading Viva Cristo Rey!
U.S. Grace Force invites one and all to join in on the 54 Day Novena for a much needed Christmas Miracle.
Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony's Church of Florence South Carolina (not too far down the road from my own parish) DENIED COMMUNION to Joe Biden because of the former VP's support of abortion. When reached for comment, the faithful priest said, "While I'm personally opposed to denying public and scandalous sinners Communion, Canon Law is … Continue reading Joe Biden is Denied Communion
I always have an eye out for sci fi stories and novels that feature Catholicism in some way or another, for good or for ill. Recently, I came across The Quest for Saint Aquin, an oldie pulpy written by Anthony Boucher. The story, first published in 1951 in New Tales of Space and Time eventually won inclusion … Continue reading The Quest for Saint Aquin – A Short Story
via Today we sing Cardinal Newman’s hymn, “Lead, Kindly Light,” which his own life embodied and faith made bold: “I do not ask to see the distant scene, one step enough for me.” John Henry Newman was many things. The article above will give those unfamiliar with the Church's newest Saint a succinct summary of … Continue reading Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman
I like a good flash mob, but never thought I'd see one for the Blessed Sacrament: https://youtu.be/cZ5aYoSr3Hg