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

The Marvelous World of Our Lady’s Flowers

While modern men look for happiness in instant gratification, there was once a time in Christendom when men believed happiness came from a true understanding of the order of the universe. They saw the universe as a great lesson book … Continue reading

The Queenship of Mary

Pope Pius XII in the Papal Encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam proposed the traditional doctrine on the Queenship of Mary and established this feast for the Universal Church. Blessed Pope Pius IX said of Mary’s Queenship: “Turning her maternal Heart toward … 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

Embracing Christ and the Cross

An authentic piety penetrates every recess of our souls, naturally stirring our most intimate emotions. Piety, however, is far more than feelings. It arises deep within ourselves from our knowledge of the truths that govern an interior life formed in … Continue reading

Our Lord’s Internal Struggle and Ours

The following text is an excerpt from a lecture given by Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira on March 31, 1984. It has been translated and adapted for publishing without Prof. de Oliveira’s revision. –Ed. There are five sorrowful mysteries of … Continue reading

Finding the True Spirit of Holy Week

On Palm Sunday, April 9, the choir of the American TFP sang in a Tenebrae service, arranged by Father Andrew McCormick of Sacred Heart Church, in Swedesburg, Pennsylvania. The service was presided over by Father Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesia … Continue reading