Catholic Traditions

Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow

By Michael Warren Ware, October 22, 2020“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

A Priest Just Doing His Job

By Steve Skojec, OnePterFive, July 23,2020 Sixteen years ago this summer, when the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was just making inroads here in the Archdiocese of Phoenix, the first priest they sent was a newly ordained young man from France named Fr. Stéphane Dupré. My little (at the... read more
James Joyce (1915)

Farewell to Ulysses

By Michael McMahon, Crisis, July 27, 2020The recent toppling of statues regarded as representing white supremacy is a sign that James Joyce’s Ulysses may soon be toppled from its top rank on the lists of great novels. Not only is James Joyce a dead, white, European male, but his work,... read more

Slavery, Racism and the Church

By Paul de Lacvivier, The Remnant, July 22, 2020 I am always surprised to note how often mediocrity is praised as though it were absolute truth. Today it is racism, tomorrow it is democracy, the next day it is eco-theology. It never ends. On the racism front, the time has come to make clear... read more

SAN GABRIEL MISSION FIRE ‘JUSTIFIED’?

Mission spokesperson asserts 'right' to set buildings aflame by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 22, 2020    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A spokesperson for California's San Gabriel Arcángel Mission reportedly told a fellow... read more

Why Young Christians Get “Weird”

By John Horvat II, The Catholic Thing, My23, 2020 Many liberal writers have trouble explaining the attraction that young people have for religion, especially in its more traditional forms. This attraction is not supposed to exist. It short circuits the logic of their preferred narratives. Young... read more

US cardinal dismisses prayer power during pandemic: We can’t just pray and think things will change

'[R]eligion is not magic where we just say prayers and think things are going to change,' Cardinal Blase Cupich said. By Martin Bürger CHICAGO, Illinois, April 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Cardinal Blase Cupich has seemingly dismissed the power of prayer to combat the... read more

Ego Patricius: a Review of “I Am Patrick”

By Brad Miner, Catholic Thing, March 16, 2020 Is there a saint more Catholic than St. Patrick? Yet, as you probably know, the great Apostle of Ireland (and one of that nation’s patrons) wasn’t Irish at all but a Roman Briton, son of a decurion, the mayor/tax collector of the town (possibly... read more

February 14th: Saint Valentine’s Day

Long before Christianity began, the day we celebrate as Valentine’s Day [February 14th] was actually a holiday of the Roman Empire, known as Lupercalia. One of the god’s honored during this festival was Pan or Faunus, the god of nature. Another was June, the goddess of women and marriage.... read more

When does the Christmas season end?

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, January 06, 2020 Is it December 26? January 6? February 2? In secular culture the Christmas season begins around Halloween and ends on December 26. However, in the Roman Catholic Church, the liturgical season of Christmas only begins on December 25 and lasts much... read more