Spiritual Commentary

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

Defund the USCCB

BY FRANCIS LEE,  JUNE 19, 2020 “Judas was the first Catholic Bishop to accept a government grant.” — Peter Kreeft An integral part of Pope Paul VI’s vision of a more “synodal” Church, his muto proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae called for the establishment of national bishops’... read more

The dangers of proliferating Communion services

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky | May 18, 2020 The cancellation of the public celebration of the Mass in dioceses across the US and the world—beginning in Rome—has established dangerous precedents. In addition to the breathtaking surrender to secular authorities with no public pushback on the part of... read more

It’s Time to Treat the Church’s Essential Services as Essential

COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more

Converted in College: Hillsdale Students Find Truth of Faith on Campus

How collegiate life has spurred searching in minds and hearts. By Mary Rose Short HILLSDALE, Mich. — Students at Hillsdale College pursue goodness, truth and beauty through a liberal arts curriculum. To their surprise, some find what they are seeking in the Catholic Church. This year,... read more

Exorcist: Priests have ‘obligation’ to give sacraments to dying, ‘regardless’ of what bishop says

Fr. Chad Ripperger said a priest's 'obligation is the person’s salvation over his own physical well-being' By Lianne Laurance DENVER, Colorado, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Exorcist and theologian Fr. Chad Ripperger says priests are under an obligation to give the sacraments to... read more

“We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, March 19, 2020 “We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3) Millions of Catholics in the so-called free Western world will, in the coming weeks or even months, and especially during Holy Week and Easter, the culmination of the entire liturgical year, be... read more

Just don’t take away the Mass

Just don’t take away the Mass By Phil Lawler | Mar 12, 2020 Let me confess in advance: if my diocese follows the example set by the Seattle archdiocese, and suspends the public celebration of Mass, I’ll be looking for a priest who leaves the door unlocked when he celebrates... read more

‘Christian’ Atheists?

A Faith Too Good to Be False By John Stonestreet with Shane Morris, February 18, 2020 Last week, actor John Rhys-Davies, best known for playing the dwarf Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” films, gave a strong defense for Christianity. Speaking to the Christian Post from the red carpet... 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

New Year’s Resolutions for Concerned Catholics: A Few Suggestions

May 2020 be a year full of grace for everyone. We’ll all need it. By George Weigel, December 31, 2019 During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on Jan. 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year be better than you... read more

Post-Christian America?

The Virtues of Reform