Issue: March 2014
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.
An Interview with a Recent Convert
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt from a spiritual conference given by His Grace in the eighty-second year of his life to the seminarians at Ecône.
Traditional Catholics have been struggling to carry one of the unique crosses of our time of crisis.
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.
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.
- May one hide a part of the truth when swearing under oath?
- Is there such a thing as a God particle?
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.
Fiddling While Rome Burns - Vatican II in Retrospect
Even though we uphold the dignity of baptism as one of the seven sacraments, we are somewhat oblivious of its real nature and effects.