The Almazon Report: Fears and Hopes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an attempt to treat a deadly serious topic light-heartedly. Today, anxiety is running high about the Amazon Synod. Author Evelyn Oliver parodies the ‘Amazonian paradigm’ by portraying a well-intentioned modernist ethnologist reporting on his stay among the ‘Almazonian’ tribes. The ethnologist believes that their indigenous values must be imported to save … Read more

What Statistics On Newly Ordained Priests Tell Us About Vocations

by Pater Spectatores (Editor’s Note: The state of the Church being what it is, many of our good priests are afraid to speak their minds publically for fear of retaliation. Hence, the need for a pseudonym for this seasoned US cleric.) Who are they? Archbishop Fulton Sheen called them “Those Mysterious Priests” in his 1974 … Read more

Poll: Catholics More Mad Than Worried

Both Spell Tough Times for Bishops at the Collection Plate A recent Facebook survey of 1600 practicing Catholics by REGINA Magazine showed that 55% reported they were ‘mad as hell’ versus 45% who said they were ‘very worried’ about the Catholic hierarchy. In addition to voting, almost 300 Catholics commented on the poll; 100% of … Read more

Prairie Girls

By Natasa Wilkie The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles were founded in 1995 as a tiny community of traditional nuns. Today, forty five young sisters — whose average age is 29 including the 94-year-old Sr. Wilhelmina — live in the magnificent rolling farm country near Gower, Missouri. And they’re famous, too. Their albums … Read more

LA STRETTA VIA

LA STRETTA VIA Uno sguardo dietro le quinte sulle indagini riguardo la Chiesa Statunitense Di Beverly Stevens – Caporedattrice di REGINA Foto di Evan Wing “Cathy”[1], che ha passato la sua carriera a fianco delle vittime e osservando i loro carnefici, lavora per un’agenzia di investigazione specializzata nei casi di narcotraffico. Laureata in psicologia, dopo … Read more

The Making of a Good Bishop

The Top Ten Must-Have Personality Traits, Post-Crisis By Bob Sullivan Image by John LaMaestra The vast majority of Catholic laity have no idea how bishops are appointed. This gap in their knowledge is to be entirely expected in a process which is anything but transparent. And to be frank, this must change. Why? It is … Read more

In Search of Tolkien

A Wander Through the Green Hills of the ‘Shire’ By Mike Church “Frodo and Aragorn stood for a while silent on the hill-top, near its southward edge. In that lonely place Frodo for the first time fully realized his homelessness and danger. He wished bitterly that his fortune had left him in the quiet and … Read more

A Wedding Story

This essay was written by Alexandra, 31, who is originally from Los Angeles. Her husband Christopher, 31, is an architect from Medford, New Jersey. Alexandra tells the unlikely story of her discovery of the Faith and its traditions, and how she fell in love and married her Christopher in an astonishingly beautiful historic Catholic church, … Read more

A Latin/English Missal for Young Catholics

A Review by Natasa Wilkie The modern world comes with a clear set of – low — expectations. This is especially true regarding children, who are these days assumed to be incapable of anything so apparently demanding as sitting quietly for an hour. Imagine then, expecting them to not only sit quietly but to understand … Read more

What We Can Do Now

Forming a New Generation in a Church in Crisis Interview by Natasa Wilkie Dr. Peter Kwasniewski is a well-known theologian, university lecturer, musician, and author, as well as a prolific blogger. He’s been heavily involved in the Catholic traditional movement both in the USA and in Europe. Lately, given the maelstrom the Church is engulfed … Read more