Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Great Return, a little known feast dating back to the seventh century. I certainly never heard of it and am grateful to the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property for making me aware of it. This rebirth of the Faith that followed … Continue reading Our Lady Of The Grand Return
James Matthew Wilson over at FIRST THINGS alerts us to the creation of The Colosseum Institute: For the Arts of Poetry and the Renewal of Catholic Letters in Our Time. He makes a strong case for the desperate need of such an institute. It is a case many of us are familiar with, but it is … Continue reading The Return of the Catholic Writer
The Child is Born By Hilaire Belloc In the midwinter and the turning of the year to new things, Christendom has fixed the Mass of the Incarnation: of the divine birth, the renewal, the recovery of mankind. Those who sneer at our origins tell us that the long dark Pagan time, which ended in … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
When Luke Skywalker tossed his light saber over the cliff, my interest in the Star Wars franchise went with it. Thus, while I will not be watching the latest installment of Disney's dismal Mary Rey Sue saga, I am intrigued by The Mandalorian series. I keep hearing really good things about it. The latest … Continue reading Franchise Redeemed?
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!