Issue: January 2002
Introducing Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited to the seminarians at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary (March 9-11, 2001), Dr. White first discusses the implications of image (TV, cinema, computers) replacing word (books).
In terms of the sheer volume of words and data of all kinds, this is surely an information age. But in terms of understanding, wisdom, spiritual clarity, and civility, we have entered a darker time. We are drowning in a sea of words with nary a drop to drink. We are in the process of committing what C. S. Lewis once called "verbicide."
Bishop Tissier de Mallerais uses the particular events surrounding the famous Edict of Nantes and its later revocation to shed new light on the true notion of tolerance as well as the principles regulating it–a highly relevant subject in today's Church and world.
Fr. Peter Scott recounts the history of the novelty of attending Mass on Saturday afternoon or evening and considers whether a Saturday evening "vigil" Mass satisfies one's obligation to hear Mass on Sundays.
An exchange of letters between Fr. Peter Scott, U.S. District Superior of the SSPX, and Bishop Boland, the local Ordinary, that was prompted by discussion between one of the faithful of St. Vincent's, Kansas City, Missouri, and the Chancellor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph concerning the doctrine "Outside the Church there is no salvation."
Among the millions of unsung martyrs of the 20th century were the valiant Catholics of Mexico who rose up against the persecution of Freemasonic tyranny: the Cristeros.