...the Church offers an elegant, sustained diagnosis for a profound human crisis, but her remedies mostly rely on philosophical and theological foundations that the same crisis has rendered unintelligible. Insofar as people find social teaching unintelligible (or, at best, arbitrary) they simply stop paying attention. Those less inclined to dismiss the Church’s teaching can make … Continue reading On Catholic Social Teaching
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
Throughout much of 2020 we shut down our churches, schools and businesses for fear of a virus which was survived by 99% of the population infected with it. Since then, this same fear has compelled millions to inject themselves with an experimental gene therapy masquerading as a vaccine. We have done it all, we tell … Continue reading Safety First?
"What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence because the King sleeps; the earth was in terror and was still, because God slept in the flesh and raised up those who were sleeping from the ages. God has died in the flesh, and … Continue reading The King Sleeps
Papal Edition We know indeed, dearly beloved, your devotion to be so warm that in the fasting, which is the forerunner of the Lord’s Easter, many of you will have forestalled our exhortations. But because the right practice of abstinence is needful not only to the mortification of the flesh but also to the … Continue reading Lenten Posts -3
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!