The Case Against Secession

I can understand the angst of many Americans after the last elections. There is the growing sensation that government is not responsive anymore to the needs and desires of countless citizens in the vast red-state heartland. Many want out and … Continue reading

Our Lady’s Advice to Saint John Bosco

We must not worry about appearances when it comes to what people may think of us when doing our duty. The great Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, disclosed to a small group of friends an important supernatural … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Remembering a Legendary Marine

Anniversaries can be occasions of both joy and sorrow. On March 2, 2012, 112 Vietnam Veterans came together at the Marine Museum in Quantico, Virginia for an anniversary that was both. They chose that day to honor their captain, the … Continue reading

Confession, the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

In light of government efforts in Ireland to force priests to break the seal of Confession, the American TFP feels it is opportune to recall the following considerations about this most impressive and holy sacrament. To better understand the great … Continue reading

A Society Without Elites is a Socialist Society

We are witnessing a surge of popular outrage and even revulsion against an onslaught of ideologically liberal changes affecting the lives of millions of Americans. This outrage is fueled, among other things, by the following: decisions of activist judges favoring … Continue reading

The Little-Known St. Thérèse

  On October 1, the liturgy of the Church celebrates the memory of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, “the greatest saint of modern times,” in the words of Pope Saint Pius X. The charm … Continue reading

Moving God, Moving History

A Review of: To Quell the Terror, by William Bush There are times when history is seen from an all-too-human perspective. Granted, man is the principal agent in history. His great deeds and misdeeds fill the history books, blending fact, … Continue reading

“Jesus, Mary, Get Me There!”

Introduction When a society no longer respects and honors the fighting men willing to shed their blood for its principles, the fault lies not with the fighting men but with society itself. Ingratitude is a subtle vice, but a vice … Continue reading

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