When a society has made the decision to live without God, that society inevitably begins to rely on the Government to do everything that God used to do: to declare what is right and what is wrong, to protect the innocent and punish the guilty, divide the wheat from the chaff and throw the evildoers [...]
Catholics might squirm at the idea that atheists have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, but this is exactly what we believe. A few comments have been popping up on the internet about the homily that Pope Francis’ preached on Wednesday, May 22nd. A few snippets of that homily can be found on [...]
The press this morning was announcing that the Pope performed an exorcism. Here is the video footage that was shown on Italian television of something that happened after Mass on Pentecost Sunday. The Pope prayed over a number of people who were sick, including this young man:
This is certainly not an exorcism in [...]
I do not claim that Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had a double mastectomy is the most important story of the week. An excellent commentary on this has been published in On The Square over at First Things, so I am not going to duplicate what she had said.
To put the matter very [...]
One of the prayers of the Mass that I never understood very well was the prayer that goes like this:
grant that we, who are nourished
by the Body and Blood of your Son
and filled with his Holy Spirit,
may become one body, one spirit in Christ.
It is easy [...]
The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help recently received a new statue of Mary as she appeared to the visionary, Adele Brise in 1859.
The statue reflects the way Adele described Our Blessed Mother, as having golden hair and a white dress tied with a yellow sash.
It was [...]
I am consistently impressed with Simcha Fisher’s blog and she has a great post on Ten things to do instead of drowning in the daily news.
I find my life is much happier and more peaceful when I don’t watch or read the news. I usually just skim the headlines to see if there [...]
On April 13th, 2013, the newly elected Pope took a name that no Pope in history had ever taken before: Francis. This is a bold name, and it is no small task for the Pope to live up to his namesake. Pope Francis says that he did not think too much about the name [...]
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