Prayer for Purity

Jesus, Lover of chastity, Mary, Mother most pure, and Saint Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I come at this hour, begging you to plead with God for me. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word … Continue reading

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 … 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

The Importance of Chastity

Recently, Wal-Mart pulled magazines with racy covers from its shelves. Since the corporation can account for up to 15% of all single copy magazines, this measure is an extremely effective way to promote the too often ignored values of morality … Continue reading

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

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