Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever

Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever By Luiz Sérgio Solimeo Cover illustration: The basilica of Fatima with the International Pilgrim Fatima Virgin statue in the forefront. Copyright © 2008 The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and … Continue reading

The Appalling Benefactress

To attempt to understand the reason for the existence of sorrow, of this appalling Benefactress, one must go back to man’s beginnings, to Eden, where Sorrow was born the moment Adam became conscious of sin. She was the first-born of … Continue reading

Five Things That Have Turned Us Into a Nation of Whiners

On campuses nationwide, students have whined about what they call “micro-aggressions.” People suffering from “micro-aggressions” are offended by tiny acts that might in some slight way, point to politically incorrect behavior. The offended student then feels free to demand changes … 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

“My Soul Is Heavy Even to Death”

The following is an excerpt of Mary Bassett’s 1557 translation of Saint Thomas More’s History of the Passion which he wrote in Latin during his imprisonment in the Tower in 1534-35. For the blessed and tender heart of our most … Continue reading

Sweet Cross of Jesus

The Gospels show us with great clarity how much our Divine Savior in His mercy pities our pains of body and soul. We need only to recall the awesome miracles He performed in His omnipotence in order to mitigate these … Continue reading

Christ’s Passion in Our Days

While meditating, we often fail to link the episodes of Our Lord’s life to ourselves and the world around us. Consequently, we are shocked at the inconsistency, hatred and ingratitude of those who crucified Our Lord, after having honored Him … Continue reading

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