My account, as one of 10,000 pilgrims, of the 70 mile journey on foot from the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris to the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres—the largest annual pilgrimage in Western Europe.
The Chartres Pilgrimage is famous among Catholics who habitually attend the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. For 34 years, tradition-loving pilgrims have followed a 70 mile route between the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris and the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Chartres. After Archbishop Lefebvre of the SSPX caused a rift among traditionalists by illicitly ordaining bishops in 1988, the annual pilgr...
The strange and mysterious history of the classic silent film about the Maid of Orleans.
Sojourns with Schall
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. She was canonized in 1920.
Eight years later, and almost 600 years after her death, she was immortalized
on screen in Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of
Joan of Arc. Soon after its completion, however, the original film “disappeared”
on account of fire. Painstakingly, the director recreated it again from
The Holy Father’s interviews are almost always provocative. But we do not always find a lot of answers, at least answers we think we can use.
“The opposite danger for the Church is clericalism. This is the sin committed by two parties, like the tango!”
Pope Francis, La Croix, Paris, May 17, 2016.
“Bishop Fellay is a man with whom one can dialogue. This is not the case for other elements (of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X) who are a little strange, such as Bishop Willi...
When you look at Walker Percy’s life, it’s hard not to see his interest in the question of the self as having some connection to the tragic experiences that shaped his early years.
Did you ever wake up in the morning and
wonder just what has gone wrong?
Yes, I know. The water runs clearly,
friendly faces chat about good news, pills slaughter your germs, back seats
bulge with mall loot, and chocolate-chip bagels are but a few steps away.
Isn’t it the best of all possible
Vatican II sought to initiate a dialogue with the modern world, meant to be an extension of the Church’s evangelizing mission. But things have not gone as hoped and planned.
Pope St. John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council amid great optimism. Pope John called for aggiornamento and an opening of the windows of the Church, but we know that the 1960s were not a time of fresh air. In fact, I would argue it was the breaking forth into daily life of a long trajectory of radical individualism. The Council sought a renewed encounter with the modern ...