While secular courts deny what is obviously true and call it "law," Christianity joyfully proclaims that Truth can be both known and never exhausted
phrase “the mystery of His (Christ’s) Nativity” is taken from the
Preface of the Masses immediately before Christmas. This wording struck
me for several reasons. One has to do with the notion of “mystery”. We
actually know quite a lot about the Nativity of Christ. We know the
place and the circumstances. We know the parents. We know the names of
How the story of the Magi sheds plenty of light on the historical soundness of the Gospel of Matthew and how early Christians viewed paganism
As we saw last time in this space,
the notion that Christianity is "really" warmed-over paganism is
contradicted by the factabundantly in evidence not only in the New
Testament but in the writings of the Fathers and the liturgy of the
Churchthat, well, early Christi...
Gearing up for 2016, left-leaning Catholic political organizations prepare to make the case for the Democratic platform.
Promising yet again to “move beyond partisan and ideological
divisions,” the George Soros-supported Catholics
in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG)
has refined its successful strategies of the past in its attempts to convince
Catholic voters that the pro-choice Democratic nominees for public office in
The six-year apostolic visitation process closes with praise and gratitude for the sisters’ work, while encouraging continual renewal and self-evaluation.
The final report of the apostolic
visitation of US women religious was released December 16 at a morning press
conference at the Vatican Press Office. The report had a positive tone that was
very complimentary of women religious in general, but it also noted some...
As Catholics, we cannot condone torture, even of terrorists.
In mid-December the US Senate released its report on the
CIA and the use of torture to gain information from jihadists concerning
terrorism and planned attacks on Americans. The report was damning, claiming
that use of torture or(God save us from euphemisms) “enhanced interrogation
techniques”was widespread, but generally unsuccessful. Prisoners were