Tag Archives: Apologetics

Crazy Catholics Celebrate Chair!

Today, February 22nd, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. A chair!? At first – and especially to outsiders – this feast might seem like the ultimate in Catholic esoterica. But when we drill into the meaning of … Continue reading

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The Mass Explained

Originally posted on Charlotte was Both:
The Mass Explained is unlike any other Catholic app available. Written, programmed and developed by Dan Gonzalez over a period of two years, the app is a thorough, in-depth and really exceptionally beautiful resource.…

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Church vs. World: Clash of Powers

In the past several months – but particularly in the last couple of weeks – there have been several disturbing items in Church news that should be cause for concern for us all. On the one hand, there was that … Continue reading

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The Indissolubility of Marriage

* * * Pope John Paul II: It is a fundamental duty of the Church to reaffirm strongly… the doctrine of the indissolubility of marriage. To all those who, in our times, consider it too difficult, or indeed impossible, to … Continue reading

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“Holiness Flees to the Mountains”

I frequently enjoy reading the contributions of Professor Peter Kwasniewski on the excellent blog, New Liturgical Movement, and today’s article is no exception. He writes about a topic that is very important to me: beauty in our churches and our … Continue reading

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Big News in France

Last month, in the United States (population 313.9 million, according to Google), around 500,000 people (give or take) marched on Washington in defense of human life. There were additional marches in other cities with tens of thousands participating as well. … Continue reading

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This Is Incredible

Wow, this piece by Brit Hume on the moral case against abortion is rather remarkable. Even if it is on Fox News, I’m still surprised to see it! Take a look, it’s worth the two minutes. h/t to Fr Z.

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Pope Faces East

Today the Holy Father, Pope Francis, again celebrated Mass ad orientem, that is, facing Christ, or facing in the same direction as the people. He celebrated on the historic high altar in the Sistine Chapel, during the annual Mass at which … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Excerpts on Beauty

A few excerpts on the topic of beauty, and more specifically, beauty in our churches, from a good book that I am reading, “Rebuilding Catholic Culture” (2013, Sophia Institute Press), by Ryan Topping: Arguably, in our day appeal to the true … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday or Insecurity Sunday?

Happy Gaudete Sunday! Today the rose (pink) candle on the Advent wreath is lit; today hopefully you will see the priest wearing rose (pink) vestments in church. Our rose chasuble here where I live is unfortunately about the same color … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception

Today, December 8th, is ordinarily observed as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, usually a Holy Day of Obligation, and in any case, the national feast day of the United States of America. Since the early part of the 19th … Continue reading

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Communion in the Hand

When I was a kid and was preparing to receive my first Holy Communion, I remember being taught to do so the old-fashioned/traditional way: on the tongue (with the further instruction to let the host dissolve and swallow it, rather … Continue reading

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