Issue: March 2014

The Son of Tears

Augustine had received from his religious mother the milk of Christian devotion and the rudiments of the faith, to such an extent that he was enlisted as a catechumen, was marked with the sign of the cross and received the sacramental of the salt, the preparatory steps for formal baptism. 

A Homecoming

An Interview with a Recent Convert 

The Baptismal Vows And Slavery to Jesus in Mary

Any man who gives free rein to his will is a slave, indentured to his lower nature, which mercilessly carries him to his own destruction.

God Knows

It is easy enough to speak of the greatness of God and to give a list of His perfections. It is not so easy to pin them down in detail, and perhaps more so when dealing with such an evasive thing as knowledge.

Illiberal Catholicism and Social Order

Accompanying this promotion of Tea Party politics among Catholics is a vitriolic assault on so-called “illiberal Catholicism,” a loosely designated body of believers who, for diverse reasons, oppose the questionable union of Catholicism with all forms of political liberalism. 

Remembering Our Baptism

Excerpt from a spiritual conference given by His Grace in the eighty-second year of his life to the seminarians at Ecône. 

Navigating the Dangers of Scylla and Charybdis During the Crisis in Civil Society Legal Justice

Traditional Catholics have been struggling to carry one of the unique crosses of our time of crisis. 

St. Genesius The Comedian

Father Delehaye classes the story of St. Genesius in the category of imaginative romances. It is possible that Genesius never existed at all, but is a western version of St. Gelasius of Heliopolis, of whom (and of others) a similar tale is told. The legend of Genesius is narrated by Alban Butler as follows. 

Discipline for Life

Catholic parents can ensure that their children grow in virtue by instilling consistent discipline, not only as a consequence administered for bad behavior, but as an overall discipline of life. 

Question and Answer

  • May one hide a part of the truth when swearing under oath?
  • Is there such a thing as a God particle?

Church and World

In the last year, the world’s attention has been focused upon the earthquake in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan followed, claiming thousands of human lives and causing immense destruction. Millions of people are bewildered, people with whom I became acquainted last year when I visited this beautiful, impoverished land.

This was the origin of my travel journal, which is summarized below. It permits you, dear reader, to become acquainted through my experiences with the Philippines and with our Society’s faithful there.

Theological Studies

Fiddling While Rome Burns - Vatican II in Retrospect

The Last Word

Even though we uphold the dignity of baptism as one of the seven sacraments, we are somewhat oblivious of its real nature and effects.