Issue: November 2016

Letter from the Publisher

The present issue offers you an array of topics ranging from impenitence to Limbo and Purgatory, and from Halloween to Christian Hope and Heaven.

Final Impenitence and Hope: Parallel Scenes in Dante

What does Dante's masterpiece The Divine Comedy have to teach us about hope and repentance? 

Latins and Greeks on Purgatory

Examining the doctrine of Purgatory from both Latin and Greek theological perspectives.

A Reflection on Celebrating Halloween

A traditional Catholic mom looks at the celebration of Halloween in the light of history and tradition. 

Nietzsche and Hope

What can an atheist philosopher teach us about hope?

Heaven: Where the Morning Lies

Emily Dickenson, one of America's greatest poets, and the hope of Heaven. 

The Advent Liturgy

A historical and liturgical meditation on the blessed season of Advent.

Hope Amidst Trouble

Extracts on hope from Pope St. Pius X's famous encylical E Supremi Apostolatu.

The Monster of Thomism

The life, thought, and legacy of Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, one of the 20th Century's greatest theologians. 

Lights of the Church

A succinct history of the Dominican Order and its mission on the occasion of its 800th anniversary. 

Never Despair of God

We have two choices in life: hope or despair -- and we must turn to God to avoid the latter. 

Progress in Sacred Art

Sacred art, tradition, and the teaching of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. 

See How Hopeless These Christians Are. . .

Our hope is in the name of the Lord alone, and the glorious union of Faith and Reason.

Thou Shalt Not Lie

The tongue is a small member, but it can start a terrible fire! St. James tells us in his epistle that “if any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man.” 

Celebrating the Nativity with the Redemptorists

Eastern and Western Nativity traditions preserved by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. 


Questions & Answers on Limbo, including its place in contemporary Catholic teaching. 

Church and World

  • New Vatican Communications Director 
  • Earthquakes Near Norcia, Italy 
  • Pope Francis and the Roman Curia 
  • Burial Crypt Available in Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • The Father Abbot and the Cardinal 

The Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia: A Theological Critique

45 theologians from all over the world provide a thorough critique of the exhortation Amoris Laetitia

The Last Word

Only one thing is neccessary: Salvation.