Tradition Restored

Turin,,Italy,-,March,15,,2017:,The,Symbolic,Fresco,Of

“All Hallows’ Eve” is a Catholic Day

Halloween is rightly and properly a Catholic day. While this has been obscured and denied, Catholics should reclaim what is properly theirs. One of the ways this can be done is by practicing the virtues which their forefathers in the faith practiced on this day, namely the virtues of penance, generosity or liberality, and eutrapelia,…

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What the Roman Canon Teaches Us about Predestination

The second part of the Roman Canon’s prayer Hanc igitur (“dispose our days in Thy peace; command that we be rescued from eternal damnation and numbered among the flock of Thine elect”) enshrines the truth about human salvation taught by the Fathers, Doctors, and premodern popes of the Church, and thereby excludes the universalist mentality…

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Why Pray in Latin?

“For the Church, precisely because it embraces all nations and is destined to endure until the end of time…of its very nature requires a language which is universal, immutable, and non-vernacular.” -Pope Pius XI (Officiorum Omnium, 1922) At a time when old religious rituals are being embraced anew by many faiths, countless Catholics are choosing…

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The Youthfulness of Mary the Mother of God

How old was Mary when she conceived Our Lord according to St. Albert the Great? The accounts of the nativity of Christ, found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, each present to us very beautiful images of the Virgin Mary. She was the humble and innocent handmaid of the Lord, whose ready obedience to…

Vienna,,Austria.,2020/6/19.,The,Painting,Of,The,Immaculate,Heart,Of

St. Albert the Great on the Color of Our Lady’s Hair

St. Albert the Great Speculation: “What Color was Mary’s Hair?” The desire to have a visual impression or image of any person whom we love is a very natural and human one. As beings who are both corporeal and spiritual, the affections of our heart and soul are inseparably conjoined to our physical senses. In…

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The Archconfraternity of the Holy Face: Why Should One Join?

Is Reparation Destined to Save Society? In the nineteenth century Blessed Pope Pius IX stated, “Reparation is destined to save society!” One addresses God by petition, thanksgiving, adoration and reparation. Reparation is to repair the relationship between God and man. King Josaphat was a skilled archer. His grandfather, King David noted that Josaphat didn’t just…

Breton,Girls,Dancing,,Pont-aven,,By,Paul,Gauguin,,1888,,French,Post-impressionist

Homeschooling for Heaven’s Sake

“The loveliest masterpiece of the Heart of God is the heart of a mother.” – St. Therese of Lisieux After having eight babies in 13 years and homeschooling for a good 10, I am convinced that even world-class jugglers can’t hold a candle to homeschooling mamas. Catch this screenshot (in words) of a typical homeschooling…

Valencia,,Spain,-,November,9,,2016.,The,Holy,Chalice,Of

The Chalice Used at the Last Supper

The chalice which the Apostles brought from Veronica’s house was wonderful and mysterious in its appearance. It had been kept a long time in the temple among other precious objects of great antiquity, the use and origin of which had been forgotten. The same has been in some degree the case in the Christian Church,…