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 Holy Spirit and the Next Conclave

The eyes of the whole world — not just Catholics — are turned to St. Peter’s in Rome, wondering who will be the new Vicar of Christ. This time, after a series of shocking and confusing events, the expectation that … Continue reading

The Wonders of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

According to Saint Basil, Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (the Wonderworker) is comparable to Moses, the prophets and the apostles. Indeed, his works were many. He moved a huge boulder that was in his way preventing the building of a church. He … Continue reading

The Rosary and Saint Dominic Defeat Heresy

The Rosary — as spiritual weapon against evil — has a very long and precious history. In twelfth and thirteenth century France, a group of heretics known as the Albigensians was destroying the minds of the Catholic laity with its … Continue reading

The Apostolic Strategy of Blessed Pius IX

The Nineteenth Century: Ravished by Modernism and Rationalism It is not easy for someone today to have a clear idea of the devastation which rationalism and modernism wrought on European and American society throughout the nineteenth century. At that time, … Continue reading

The First Apparitions of Our Lady

Recently, several books enumerating the apparitions of Our Lady were published in Italy. When I had the opportunity to take a look at them on a recent trip to Rome, I was surprised. While in one epoch, there were numerous … Continue reading

The Centennial of Pascendi

A hundred years ago, on September 8, 1907, Pope Saint Pius X (1903–1914) published the Encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (Feeding the Lord’s Flock) against the devastating doctrines of Modernism. It was the culmination of an offensive that caused irreparable damage … 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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