Catholic Perspective

Tracing the Glorious Origins of Priestly Celibacy

Self-appointed reformers always arise in times of crises offering “brilliant” solutions that attempt to demolish the Church’s most venerable traditions. Priestly celibacy, a glorious trait of the Latin Church, has been a constant target of these so-called reformers. Curiously enough, … Continue reading

Our Lady’s First Saturday Requests at Fatima

  Requirements for the First Saturday Devotions “I promise to assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their souls…all those who for five months, on the first Saturday, go to Confession, receive … Continue reading

The Primacy of Peter

I. The Papacy: a factor of division or unity? For a long time now certain theological currents and Church personalities, in the name of a heterodox interpretation of episcopal collegiality, have been proposing a change in the monarchical constitution of … Continue reading

The Ten Commandments of Chivalry

The golden age of Chivalry began with the Crusades to rescue the holy places of Palestine from Moslem domination and to defend the pilgrims enroute to the Holy Land. Léon Gautier in his book Chivalry (La Chevalerie, first published in … Continue reading

TFP Lecture In Defense of Pius XII

Over 250 attendees crowded into Washington, D.C.’s elite Cosmos Club on February 16 to hear Professor Roberto de Mattei, president of the Rome-based Centro Culturale Lepanto, refute widespread allegations that Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli) did nothing to stop … Continue reading

Lessons From the Holy Grotto

In the moral order, the world is composed largely of sinners, selfish creatures who live not to serve God, but to please themselves. These self-serving souls comprise the vast majority of mankind, especially in times of decadence – as were … Continue reading

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