Issue: November 2012
“If God is infinitely merciful how can He condemn souls to hell?”
“I would rather feel compunction than know its definition.” These words of the Imitation of Christ express the purpose of the penitent approaching the confessional.
If our goal is God and the light is God’s, then we must seek it from the true source, the Holy Ghost. Every good examination of conscience must begin with an invocation to the Holy Ghost.
The pre-Vatican II generation is more likely to go to confession (42%) than the Millennial (young people) generation (27%).
The sacrament of penance or confession is not an option for anyone who calls himself Christian.
Christ continues the office of His priesthood not only from Heaven, but also here on earth, in a very hidden but real way through the Church
Public confession and penance is not a topic that traditionalist Catholics much like to mention. In our minds it generally involves bad experiences.
As the frailty and weakness of human nature are universally known and felt by each one in himself, no one can be ignorant of the great necessity of the Sacrament of Penance.
Of all Catholic doctrines, few are more viscerally rejected by Protestants than that dealing with the sacrament of penance.
It would be a major mistake for traditional Catholics to neglect devotion to Fr. Leo Heinrichs. May his prayers and intercession guide us as we face whatever the future may hold.
Stained-glass art translates the beauty of light for us, and through this very Christian art form, we glorify God.
“Among those born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist.” —Matt. 11:11
Here are ten specific ways to improve the Catholicity, and thus spiritual love, in your own marriage.
- Can God lead us into temptation?
- How did the Holy Innocents go to heaven?
- Would it be sinful to omit the meal prayers in public and at work among non-Catholics?
* Interview with Fr. Niklaus Pfluger on the present situation of the Society.
* A Missionary Sister takes the Habit in Kenya.
* Ordinations at the Benedictine Monastary in France.
Certainly the relations between God and man have been practically redefined by the modernists.