Catholic Perspective

Reflections on Cold Draft Beer

It was a particularly hot afternoon, so I gazed at the icy mug of beer before me with a sense of anticipation. I still had the idea — right or wrong — that draft beer should be crowned with a … Continue reading

The Rosary and Saint Dominic Defeat Heresy

The Rosary — as spiritual weapon against evil — has a very long and precious history. In twelfth and thirteenth century France, a group of heretics known as the Albigensians was destroying the minds of the Catholic laity with its … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t God Always Listen?

Question: I pray and pray, but I feel as if God is not listening. We always had a good, peaceful family life, but these last years have been tough. We don’t seem to be getting along and our finances have … Continue reading

Remembering the Forgotten First Saturdays

Most candid souls will admit that the world is in spiritual pain. Continual disregard of Fatima’s warning will doom generations to spiritual bankruptcy. This is especially true in the disregard for the First Saturday devotions. The American TFP’s America Needs … Continue reading

A Postmodern Meditation on Death

Of all Catholic meditations, none is more wholesome than that on death. Catholic authors like Saint Alphonsus Liguori wrote passionately and extensively on the subject; modern homiletics seems to avoid it like the plague. The topic remains ever timely nevertheless. … Continue reading

Virgin: It’s Not a Dirty Word

Millions of teenagers nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love. A friend of mine was once riding … Continue reading

Rekindling the Crusading Spirit

On a recent trip to Fatima, I stopped to spend a night in the city of Obidos, Portugal. As I stood atop the walls of that medieval city, I felt almost as though I were breathing history…but not just any … Continue reading

Greatness Gained Through Submission

“We will take to the streets right now, we will de-legitimize Bush, discredit him, do whatever it takes, but never accept him.” As Jesse Jackson’s words ripped through the agitated crowd, the bow of racial tension was once again stretched … Continue reading

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