Issue: May 2016

Letter from the Publisher

May the divine Heart of Jesus be fully acknowledged and adored by all families and societies! 

Devotion to the Sacred Heart

What is devotion to the Sacred Heart, and what does this devotion require of us? 

The Jubilee of Mercy

What should we think of the extraordinary Jubilee?

"You Visited Me"

Prison apostolate in Texas

The Visitation Order

History of the religious order to which God choose to reveal devotion to the Sacred Heart. 

The Whole Law

Meditations on the Gospel (John 13:1, 33, 34, 35) by Bishop Jacques Bénigne Bossuet 

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris   The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply...

Paschaltide and Ascension

History and liturgical practices of Paschaltide and the Ascension

Haurietis Aquas

Pope Pius XII's encyclical on the Sacred Heart

An Anti-Liberal Theologian

Life of Louis Cardinal Billot, one of the theologians who saw more clearly the intrinsic wickedness of neoliberalism which emerged from the Revolution.

The Order of Charity

“Ordinavit in me caritatem—He hath established in me the order of charity” (Cant. 2:5)

Invention and Exaltation

A lecture given by artist Daniel Mitsui to open an exhibition of his work in September 2015.

Paintings of the Crucifixion

Daniel Mitsui writes about sacred images and tradition

Spiritual Infancy in Old Age

The problem of lack of spiritual and moral growth among many members of the Catholic laity

Educating Boys

Advice from the Sisters of the Society of St. Pius X 

The St. Marys Down Under

Interview with Fr. Michael Fortin, SSPX, about his experiences in Australia


  • Has the Pope’s recent book (The Name of God is Mercy) been analyzed critically by theologians?
  • What does the Holy Father say about confession?
  • Does the Pope explain his famous comment “Who am I to judge?”
  • Does Pope Francis seem to focus on a certain Pharisaism among Catholics?
  • Are the Pope’s words on relativism a needed corrective to other things he has said?
  • Cannot we also speak of moral relativism with what the Pope said, this past February, about allowing artificial birth control against the Zika virus?
  • What of the notion of “graduality”?

News from Tradition

  • Archbishop Robert Carlson and the Girl Scouts
  • Celebrating the Lutheran Heretical Revolt?
  • Pope Francis and the Mandatum
  • Islamic State Continues Its Attacks on Christianity
  • United States: ISIS declared guilty of “genocide”

Reflections on the Jubilee and Mercy

The meaning of a Jubilee, and true mercy 

The Last Word

“Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness!” (Is. 5:20)