Newman On The Immaculate Conception

Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman explains today's Marian Feast better than anyone. MEMORANDOM ON THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION I  IT is so difficult for me to enter into the feelings of a person who understands the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, and yet objects to it, that I am diffident about attempting to speak on the subject. I was … Continue reading Newman On The Immaculate Conception

Pray for our Bishops

Like a great many Catholics, I've been dedicating my rosaries this week to the USCCB as they meet together in Baltimore. Besides electing a new bishop for my home diocese in South Carolina, they face the daunting task of defending the Faith and the Eucharist in particular from pro-abortion Catholic politicians who make a mockery … Continue reading Pray for our Bishops

Re-Discovering Ember Days

This fulfillment of the Law is crucial because it teaches us something fundamental about God, His redemptive plan for us, and the nature of the universe. In the case of both the Hebrew seasonal fasts and the Christian Ember days, we are invited to consider the wonder of the natural seasons and their relation to … Continue reading Re-Discovering Ember Days