Enemies of Salvation

Connellsville,,Pennsylvania/united,States,-,May,31,,2019:,Stained,Glass,Window

Remembering Leo XIII’s Arcanum—On Christian Marriage

Few popes in the history of the Church had the impact of Pope Leo XIII. Born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci on March 2, 1810, he was the sixth of seven sons born to Count Lodovico Pecci and Anna Prosperi-Buzi. At age eight, Lodovico and Anna sent their son to study at a Catholic school…

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The Assault on the Holy Eucharist

“I am not allowed in these columns to discuss politics or religion, which is inconvenient; as they are the only two subjects which seem to me to have the slightest element of interest for a sane man.” That was the English convert to Catholicism GK Chesterton writing in the Illustrated LondonNews in 1908. Chesterton became…

Petropolis,,Rio,De,Janeiro,-,Brazil,-,April,2nd,,2017:tiled

The Secret of Our Lady and the Reality of Hell

Anyone who has been interested in the apparitions of Fatima from the beginning has felt a curiosity and burning desire to uncover or see uncovered the mysterious secret which the children claimed to have received from the Lady, and which they kept inviolate in the face of the most alluring promises as well as the…

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The Peace that Comes from Christ

“Our churches are already being targeted for violence, and our worship services are being disrupted, which motivated me to send you the memo last week asking you to be more attentive to security measures on your property.  These attacks may now likely increase … But for us, as faithful disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ,…

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May 13th and the Consecration of Russia

THE STORY OF FATIMA On a cool spring day in 1916, Lucy dos Santos, age 9, and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6 respectively, took their parents’ sheep to pasture in a place not far from their homes in the mountain village of Fatima, Portugal, about 90 miles north of Lisbon.…

Rome,,Italy,-,March,27,,2015:,The,Fresco,Of,St.

Saint Monica: Christian Woman Married to a Pagan

Although there were many Christians in Roman Africa, pagan manners and customs still survived in many of her cities. The people clung to their games in the circus, the cruel and bloody combats of the arena, which, though forbidden by Constantine, were still winked at by provincial governors. They scarcely pretended to believe in their…

Chicago/,Illinois/usa,-,April,19,,2019:,The,Divine,Mercy,At

We Are At War with Agents of the Devil

In 1949 the Englishman George Orwell wrote a book titled 1984.  It was about life in a totalitarian state; life under a government that held total control over peoples’ lives. Orwell invented terms used in the book that resonate today:  Big Brother, doublethink, thought-crime, Newspeak.  The main character in the book worked for the Ministry…

Barcelona,,Spain,-,May,15,,2017:,Portrait,Of,The,Saint

Divine Mercy Sunday and St. Faustina’s Message

This Sunday, April 24, 2022, is Divine Mercy Sunday, given to us by Saint Faustina Kowalska, by the pope who canonized her, and by their Lord Jesus. In a personal moment of divine inspiration or plain dumb luck (more likely in my case), I grabbed her famous Diary to check if she had any revelations…