Catholic Views

Comparison of Old and New Prayers for Blessing of Ashes

By Peter Kwasniewski, OnePeterFive, February 26, 2020 It’s on special days like [Ash Wednesday] that I notice most sharply the vast difference between the LEX ORANDI of the old and the new liturgies. I have prepared a chart comparing the blessing of ashes in the Tridentine rite with its... read more

Confessions of a Former Freemason Officer, Converted to Catholicism

Serge Abad Gallardo, a former senior official of the French government and venerable master of the Freemasons, reveals Freemasonry’s anti-Christian spiritual and ideological roots and its impact on democratic political life. By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, February 14,... read more

Communism is a Religion Made for Atheists

The horrors perpetrated upon humanity by atheists are unparalleled. By Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, February 26, 2020 It seems to have become fashionable again to believe that communism, of all things, is the answer to all of man’s woes. In the 20th and 21st centuries,... read more

Why Boys Are Failing

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 24, 2020 When he was 13 years old, a mere boy was effectively the American ambassador to Russia, in Saint Petersburg. This was because the lad was fluent in French while his nominal superior, the ambassador himself, was not. The boy had already, at his... read more

Coming Out of the Closet

By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, Catholic Thing, February 20, 2020 At times, priests reveal intimate secrets about themselves from the pulpit. I’ve always hesitated to do so mostly because a sermon should be about Jesus, and innermost secrets and feelings are none of your business. But there are... read more

Notre Dame Plays Host to Transgender Ideology

By Alexanra Desanctis, National Review, February 20, 2020 A Catholic university should know better than to promote harmful pseudoscience dressed up as compassionate care. It has become all the rage on college campuses to affirm “gender diversity” and embrace the notion that children can... read more

Our March 13, 2020 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon Speaker John Paul De Gance: “RESTORING THE DOMESTIC CHURCH: HOW TO REBUILD FAILING MARRIAGES, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.”

[Mr. J. P. De Gance will be the featured speaker at the March 13, 2020, Catholic Citizens Monthly Forum Luncheon. Reserve your seat HERE. Our luncheons commence at 11:45 a.m., at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL. Please note that the Union League Club requires business... read more
Bishop Athanasius Schneider

Bishop Schneider analyzes Pope’s Amazon text: ‘a glimmer of hope’ despite deficiencies

Although Querida Amazonia’s stance on priestly celibacy comes as a relief, the document contains ‘lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors,’ Bishop Schneider writes in exclusive in-depth analysis By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews, February 19, 2020 In a new in-depth analysis of the... read more

Faith in Humanity

By Michael Pakaluk, Catholic Thing, February 18, 2020 “If I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you,” says Jesus to the Apostles at the Last Supper, according to John (16:7). “As if He said plainly,” writes Gregory the Great, “If I withdraw not My body from your eyes, I... 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

Amazonia Dreaming

The Apostle Peter

A Watershed This Week?