The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

Alphonse Ratisbonne was a young Jew from a family of well-established bankers in Strasbourg, France. He also was socially prominent due to his wealth and blood-ties to the Rothschild. In 1827, Alphonse’s older brother, Thèodore, converted to Catholicism and entered … Continue reading

On the Right Side of History

Members, supporters and friends of The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) gathered for its 2015 National Conference on October 24 and 25 in Spring Grove, Penn. This year’s theme, “On the Right Side of … Continue reading

What Napoleon Thought About Holy Communion

In an age of instant gratification, we are encouraged to forget about the most important things in our lives. Our rushed and hectic schedules demand our attention. We must have everything now, instantly, regardless of the consequences. It must be … Continue reading

Balance and Harmony Between Riches and Poverty

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Pauperist Heresies Heresies requiring material poverty for eternal salvation have sprung up since the dawn of Christianity. Here we refer more particularly to medieval miserabilists. Under the … 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

Mother

The word family indicates a plurality of persons. There is another word, one of special significance, that indicates just one person: Mother. A mother is the quintessence of a family, for she is the quintessence of love, the quintessence of … Continue reading

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