Homosexual “Marriage” Is Not a Live and Let Live Matter

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Shortly after the passage of pro-traditional marriage Proposition 8 in California in November 2008, Crusade Magazine’s associate editor Michael Drake interviewed Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, recently named Bishop of Oakland, California. Bishop Cordileone is also a member of the episcopal advisory board for the Institute for Religious Life. *          *          * Crusade Magazine: If homosexual … Read more

The Annunciation and Saint Gabriel

The Annunciation and Saint Gabriel

The following is a reflection on Saint Gabriel and the Annunciation. It comments on both the archangel and Our Lady since the feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel is on the vigil of the Annunciation. We will comment on this passage taken from Saint Luke: “And in the sixth month, the angel … Read more

In Praise of Saint Joseph’s Logic

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Taken from an Interview with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Question: What was the occasion in Saint Joseph’s life when he practiced logic to a heroic degree? Answer: It was the well known episode when he saw that Our Lady had conceived a child of which he was not the father. The Gospel … Read more

When Saints Formed Children

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“God made me to know, love, and serve Him in this world in order to be happy with Him in the next.” Thus does the child correctly answer the catechism question of why God made him. In consonance with this basic notion, Catholic education has traditionally meant fashioning the child’s whole personality … Read more

The Afflictions of the Third Family

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We live in complete chaos. “What a banal way to start an article!” some might think upon reading this opening sentence. In fact, it is banal, most banal. And I present this idea, in itself so banal, even trite, in its most elementary form to emphasize, even to the extreme, just how … Read more

The Marvelous History of Saint Anne

The Marvelous History of  Saint Anne 1

According to an ancient and uninterrupted tradition of the Church, the body of Saint Anne was carried to Gaul by the same vessel that, in the first century of the Christian era, had brought Lazarus and his sisters there when they had been banished from Palestine because of their faith. These personal … Read more

“Good Saint Anne” Visits New York

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Unheralded and unexpected, Bishop Marquis arrived at the rectory of Saint Jean Baptiste in New York City on a Sunday morning, May 1, 1892. Traveling from Rome to Quebec, he had stopped in New York to rest before continuing his trip. No sooner did Fr. Frederick Tetreau and his assistants learn of the … Read more

The Year in Review

The Year in Review

With the year 2008 giving us its last breath, it is interesting to look back and see what we have accomplished. Some 360 days ago, we wondered what 2008 was to bring. We saw the election of a new president, landmark achievements for the pro-marriage movements in the United States, and an … Read more

Joyful Expectation for Christmas

Joyful expectation for Christmas

While the tune “God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen” was accompanied by The Holy Choir of Angles band, nearly 200 visitors tasted delectable snacks, drank hot cider and conversed freely with one another. Such was the atmosphere at the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) open house in … Read more

2008 Christmas Message of the American TFP

2008 Christmas Message of the American TFP 1

On the glorious feast of Christmas, we pray most ardently that you and your family will receive abundant graces of Catholic fidelity and courage to face the difficult days ahead. The marvelous graces from the first Christmas night in Bethlehem shine through the ages, sustaining us even today in the arduous fight … Read more