Proselytism, Evangelization, and “Ecumenism of Return”

In a 2016 interview that was arranged by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., … [Continue Reading]

The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council

The most mature and complete fruit of the conciliar teaching.[1. St … [Continue Reading]

My Side of the Confessional

For months, I had been mustering the courage to go to confession. I … [Continue Reading]

Is There Really Any Hope for a Return to the Traditional Latin Mass?

In the essays by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, collected in Noble Beauty, … [Continue Reading]

The Significance of the Eucharist in the Apparitions at Fatima

Introduction. One hundred years ago in May of 1917, Our Lady began a … [Continue Reading]

Total Consecration to the Virgin Mary

Introduction When we think of Jesus Christ, what do we think of … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered

Question: Please explain why “even attachment to venial sin” prevents … [Continue Reading]

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Proselytism, Evangelization, and “Ecumenism of Return”

In a 2016 interview that was arranged by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the editor of La Civiltà Cattolica, prior to the trip to Sweden for an ecumenical gathering anticipating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis … continue reading..

The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Second Vatican Council

The most mature and complete fruit of the conciliar teaching.[1. St John Paul II, Homily, 8 December 1992.]   1. The Council and the Catechism This past October (Oct 11, 2017) marked the 25th anniversary of … continue reading..

My Side of the Confessional

For months, I had been mustering the courage to go to confession. I had faced the terror of Hell to marshal my sins. I had waited in the empty church for half an hour, palms in a cold sweat, rehearsing my lines. It had been three … continue reading..

Is There Really Any Hope for a Return to the Traditional Latin Mass?

In the essays by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, collected in Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages, Dr. Kwasniewski writes as an unabashed adherent for the traditional Latin Mass. He is positive … continue reading..

The Significance of the Eucharist in the Apparitions at Fatima

Introduction. One hundred years ago in May of 1917, Our Lady began a series of apparitions to three Portuguese children named Lucia Santos, Francisco Marto, and Jacinta Marto in the village of Fatima. In the very first … continue reading..

Total Consecration to the Virgin Mary

Introduction When we think of Jesus Christ, what do we think of first? Do we think of an ideal of unselfishness: “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31)? Do we think of an institution divinely inspired: “You … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: Please explain why “even attachment to venial sin” prevents one from obtaining a plenary indulgence. It seems no one can receive one as we all are attached to, and even commit, venial sins. Answer: The answers to this … continue reading..

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