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Their Fear is Our Hope

Nothing is more terrifying to a pagan than to know that God is active in his life. Nothing is more encouraging to a Catholic than to know...

A Sad Question

Someone asked me the other day what might be the saddest question I have ever heard as a Priest. "How does a layman know whether a Novus...

Attacking the Blessed Virgin Mary

Everyone has a calling before God. Some find that calling (through repentance and holiness) and others do not (usually because of pride...

Yet, Another Quote

“We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues -- I see the world is rotten because of silence.” ― St....

Trustworthy or Immature?

I remember once buying an old freezer. This would have been around 1998. The freezer was made around 1965. It purred like a kitten, was...

Which Catholic Church? (Part 5)

Another issue on "which Catholic Church?" is what we can consider to be the rippling effects of the "rewrite" that some modernists wish...

Which Catholic Church? (part 4)

We hear much today about how Pope Francis wants to "move forward". I am not about to pretend that I know the mind of the Pope. Yet, we...

Which Catholic Church? (part 3)

Do you know what an imprimatur is? This is the statement of approval given to theological material by a Bishop which states that the...

Which Catholic Church? (part 2)

Today, it seems as though there has been a rewriting of the history of the Catholic Church. No, not an actual new set of history books...

Which Catholic Church? (part 1)

A convert to the catholic faith (who converted years before I did) once came to me and said "This is not the church that I joined years...

My Anniversary

Yes, today is my wedding anniversary; 33 years married to my wonderful wife, Catherine. No I am not looking for congratulations, I just...

Abusing the People of God

Someone (who shall remain nameless) was telling me recently about a Mass that he went to. The Novus Ordo was used. Actually his...

Where You Can't Hide in Plain Sight

I recall in college, a professor once commenting how he could not stand it when people said they preferred church congregations that were...

Yet Another Quote

“Know, O Christian, that the Mass is the holiest act of religion. You cannot do anything to glorify God more, nor profit your soul more,...

"A Man May Fool Himself"

Have you ever thought, "I am wrong"? Consider this for a moment. Whatever you think, you think it because you believe that it is right....

Another Quote

“When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.” – St....

Internet Evil

Do you draw attention to your difficulties? How do you handle problems? Is it like a Saint, or like a sinner? We all seek after sympathy...

Helping the Priest

Yesterday, as normal, I said Mass at St. George. We had just got an inch or so of snow on the ground earlier in the day, so attendance...

Don't You Care?

I assume you have probably heard the quote: "They were the best of times, they were the worst of times." Maybe I can offer just a small...

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