Notre-Dame de Paris: the Light and the Flames

In the distant time when the liturgical reform imposed by the Second Vatican Council found fervent adherents, the celebration of the Mass took on a festive tone with new songs and optimistic sermons amid a display of deplorable scenic representations, … Continue reading

A Truly Grand and Awe-inspiring Mass

In honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on August 15, a Solemn High Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in the heart of Philadelphia, Penn. Fr. Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae … Continue reading

Why Do People Do Such Barbarous Things?

Hardly a day passes when some barbarous act does not jump to the headlines. Barbarous—there is no other word to describe these vile deeds. Thus, whether it be the sadistic torturing, terrorist beheadings, mass shootings or truck ramming murder sprees … Continue reading

Meditation Next to the Child God in the Crib

Approach the crib of the Child God with me. Let us imagine the arrival of the Magi Kings at the manger, after having followed the Star of Bethlehem with their caravans and treasure-laden animals. These sovereigns—King Balthazar, King Melchior and … Continue reading

Why We Stop for Christmas

It is Christmas time, and the world stops for a brief moment. It does not stop long because there are too many important things to be done to waste on festive and unproductive folly. It can only be a short … Continue reading

The Miraculous Medal: Medal of Many Graces

The medal of Our Lady of Graces, more commonly known as the Miraculous Medal, is undoubtedly the most widespread medal of all times. It originated in France in 1830, having been revealed directly by Our Lady to Saint Catherine Labouré … Continue reading

True Glory Can Only Be Born of Pain

From every side of the parade grounds, with habitual and quite natural enthusiasm, a huge crowd watches a trooping of the Queen’s Royal Grenadiers in their ceremonial uniforms. New military tactics forced uniforms like these into obsolescence long ago. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Confession, the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

In light of government efforts in Ireland to force priests to break the seal of Confession, the American TFP feels it is opportune to recall the following considerations about this most impressive and holy sacrament. To better understand the great … Continue reading

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