And how they suffered for us as Witnesses. See.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us …Mass at :50 seconds.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us …Mass at :50 seconds.
“God is dead but given the way of men there may be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we will have to vanquish his shadow, too.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, # 109 At the very dawn of the 20th century, on 25 August in the year… Read More “Straying, as through infinite nothingness”: The Collapse of Nietzsche
“You ape, you assent to get the better of me. Hold your tongue… If there is no God, then I am God.” – Fyodor Doestoevsky, Demons
Fundamentalist Protestant incomprehension of the Catholic doctrine regarding Mary as the Mother of God is largely and essentially an incomprehension of the Incarnation itself, whereby the Word, who is God, was made flesh (John 1:1; 14). It is rooted in a failure to contemplate, with the Catholic Church, the stupendous implications of this wondrous mystery.… Read More Our Blessed Mother, Mary, in the Order of Grace
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, God created the diversity of creatures because no single creature can adequately reflect the perfection of God: “We must say that the distinction and multitude of things come from the intention of the first agent, who is God. “For He brought things into being in order that His goodness might… Read More “The Whole Universe Together” and the Diversity of Creatures
“.. why not simply turn things over to the secular court system, as has now been done, and as seems popular with so many, in the spirit of “let the secular courts clean the rot out of the church”? First, because the secular authorities will use that power to strangle the church, as is already… Read More Thomas Beckett Defended This Principle With his Life.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for‘ (Apropos of the hymn to Obama, ironically, Cornell West insisted Obama was no political Progressive at all. He served corporate interests only, West says, the status quo, especially the Military Techo-Industrial-Banking Complex with gusto. He only subscribed to Progressive values relative to moral issues) “I feel confident… Read More Revolutionary Con Man Saul Alinsky. Inciting “Power Responses”
“Our Lady of Walsingham is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated by Roman Catholics, Western Rite Orthodox Christians, and some Anglicans associated with the Marian apparitions to Richeldis de Faverches, a pious English noblewoman, in 1061 in the village of Walsingham in Norfolk, England. Lady Richeldis had a structure built named “The Holy… Read More Holy Mass. Daily from Walsingham.
THIS IS A question which has, in a sense, a frantically comic side. For the real question is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He to make of us? The picture of a fly sitting deciding what it is going to make of an elephant has comic elements about it.… Read More What are we to make of Jesus Christ? by C.S. Lewis.
Plato paints the picture of a Charioteer (Greek: ἡνίοχος) driving a chariot pulled by two winged horses: “First the charioteer of the human soul drives the pair. “The Charioteer represents intellect, reason, or the part of the soul that must guide the soul to truth; one horse represents the rational or moral impulse, the positive… Read More Avoiding the Crash. Plato’s Chariot & the Passions
“We’ll get you through your children.” —Allen Ginsberg, 1958 The core of the heresy of the Free Spirit lay in the adept’s attitude towards himself: he believed that he had attained a perfection so absolute that he was incapable of sin. Disclaiming book-learning and theological subtleties, they rejoiced in direct knowledge of God- indeed, they… Read More The Beat Generation… cultural catastrophe. By Roger Kimball
When a friend called me this morning with the news that Susan Sontag had died at the age 71, just about the first thing I thought was, “well, we’ll have a huge, hagiographical, front-page obituary tomorrow in The New York Times.” Check to see if I am correct. In the meantime, as you prepare yourself… Read More Susan Sontag: a Prediction by Roger Kimball. 2004
In his novella, The Fall, the French philosopher and novelist Albert Camus stops lamenting for a moment social injustice as well as the “meaninglessness” and “absurdity” of an empty Nietzschean universe in general, and turns instead to biography, specifically to his own cruelty. Camus was a notorious, even “obsessive,” womanizer. But in time it got more complicated… Read More The Falls of Albert Camus
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him: or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels: thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast subjected all things under his feet”—Heb 2:5-7… Read More The “Scientific” and Philosophical New Order
In 1954 the famous Thomist, Josef Pieper wrote: “Once, and as soon as, world dominion in the full sense has become possible, the Antichrist has become possible. To this corresponds the other coordinate fact that the Christian gospel must have reached the totality of the peoples of the earth, who have been rendered accessible to… Read More Thomist Josef Pieper on the Pseudo-Order and World Dominion of the AntiChrist.
Catechism of the Catholic Church Avoiding war 2307 The fifth commandment forbids the intentional destruction of human life. Because of the evils and injustices that accompany all war, the Church insistently urges everyone to prayer and to action so that the divine Goodness may free us from the ancient bondage of war. 105 2308 All citizens… Read More Traditional Just War Teaching
2 Thessalonians Chapter 2. Luke 18:8. From ubiquitous abortions and immorality, to seeing the Pachamama and Population Control advocates in Rome … at Francis’ invitation … anxiety is gripping the whole Church in our time. Martin sees and addresses it all. Author Ralph Martin sees the unprecedented theological and moral crisis of Faith which is… Read More A Crisis of Truth. A Church in Crisis. Dr. Ralph Martin Speaks About “The Great Apostasy”.
The Gospel of John. Chapter 1. [The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He begins to call his disciples.]  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made… Read More The Revolutionary Mosaic Law
“To a degree that is almost unimaginable today, the bomb became a common mode of American political expression.” “On the evening of November 7, 1983, an explosion rocked the U.S. Capitol. The bomb, which went off on the building’s second floor, caused an estimated $1 million in damages. And while no one was killed or… Read More The Night American Leftist Terrorists Bombed the U.S. Capitol