A Sacerdotal Summer

St. Ignatius of Loyola likened the “enemy of our human nature” to a cun … [Continue Reading]

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests on the 160th … [Continue Reading]

Priesthood and Spiritual Childhood

Spiritual pride is an occupational hazard of the priesthood, and a … [Continue Reading]

Evil as Good and Good as Evil

“Woe to those who say evil is good and good is evil . . .” (Isaiah 5:2 … [Continue Reading]

The Dark Spirit in Our Institutions

There is a dark spirit, a spirit of unreason, stalking the world. In … [Continue Reading]

Saint Edith Stein

“Whoever seeks the truth is seeking God.” – Saint Edith Stein, Teresa … [Continue Reading]

Catholicism and the Zombies of Evolution

Zombies — an undead fictional being created through the reanimation of … [Continue Reading]

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The Intentional Killing of an Innocent Human Being Is the Worst Sin!

Life is the first right, on which all the others are based, and which … [Continue Reading]

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A Sacerdotal Summer

St. Ignatius of Loyola likened the “enemy of our human nature” to a cunning military strategist who sussed out each of our weakest defenses and thereby knew exactly where to strike. A war for souls is truly on, both on the ind … continue reading..

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests on the 160th Anniversary of the Death of the Holy Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney To my Brother Priests Dear Brothers, A hundred and sixty years have passed since the death of … continue reading..

Priesthood and Spiritual Childhood

Spiritual pride is an occupational hazard of the priesthood, and a potentially deadly disease. Because of our current ecclesiastical environment, I think it is important to mention clergy abuse cases. Quite apart from the personal … continue reading..

Evil as Good and Good as Evil

“Woe to those who say evil is good and good is evil . . .” (Isaiah 5:20) The response of a person who has their conscience pricked will range from one of irritation to annoyance, impatience, anger, and, depending on the state of t … continue reading..

The Dark Spirit in Our Institutions

There is a dark spirit, a spirit of unreason, stalking the world. In earlier times we might have characterized it as a Dionysian spirit attempting to oust Apollo. This spirit urges those who listen to it to throw off the … continue reading..

Saint Edith Stein

“Whoever seeks the truth is seeking God.” – Saint Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. While the general story of Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [1891–1942]) might be well known, her kind of concern for tru … continue reading..

Catholicism and the Zombies of Evolution

Zombies — an undead fictional being created through the reanimation of a human corpse — are all the rage today in popular culture. Many have heard of the top-rated TV show The Walking Dead (the second most-popular TV show in the wo … continue reading..

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A Sacerdotal Summer

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Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Priests

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