Students fill a perpetual adoration chapel in Louisiana The keys to renewal are stronger marriages and authentically Catholic schools.
A work like Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (or Dune: Part One) is almost two movies, offering radically different experiences (or ranges of experiences) to two audiences: those familiar with the universe of Frank Herbert’s landmark science-fiction novels and those coming to the film, as I did, more or less cold.
As winter approaches and the end of the liturgical year draws near, we ponder the passing quality of this world and the fading of its glories. Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel reading must surely have shocked, even horrified, His apostles. Let’s look at His stunning words and seek to apply them in our own life.
Jesus tells us to “Be not afraid” again and again in the Gospels — but this Sunday, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, he says things calculated to frighten us. That is because in his first coming to earth, he wanted to stress that we can come closer to God than we ever […]
Christ gave His Church a mission but we’re ignoring it. We’re like a steakhouse serving veggie burgers. This is catastrophic. No wonder folks are leaving…..
A few weeks ago a report came out from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati about the new plan to “re-structure” the archdiocese. The short version is that “the restructuring process will combine the archdiocese’s 208 parishes into 60 “families of parishes…The goal, church officials say, is to eventually unite the 60 new parish families into single […]
Benedict XVI met with four recipients of the Ratzinger Prize at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican on Saturday. The meeting lasted one hour and allowed each of the academics to discuss their work with the pope emeritus, according to a statement from the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. Before parting ways, the group […]
The analogy of the Great Horse of Troy doesn’t quite work (the attackers were hidden from sight). The ruse de guerre of slipping through enemy lines while wearing enemy uniforms doesn’t quite work (you have to remove the disguise before … Read More →
Benedict XVI meets with recipients of the Ratzinger Prize on Nov. 13, 2021. / Photos used with permission from the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Foundation Vatican City, Nov 13, 2021 / 13:35 pm (CNA). Benedict XVI met with four recipients of the Ratzinger Prize at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican on Saturday. The meeting […]
The horrifying news from France in early October that some 3,000 priests sexually abused 330,000 children over 70 years points to another scandal within the Church: too many priests who have little fear of God and scant regard for core Catholic teachings. The perpetrators’ behavior is not typical of those who believe in the Catholic […]
The perspicacious Fr. John Hunwicke has at his ever-satisfying blog a few thoughts about the incoherence of the cruel Traditionis custodes (TC). I reproduce them here but urge you to click over and see what he recently offered about the … Read More →