The Gift of Filial Adoption

The Christian Faith: the only valid and the only God-willed religion The Truth of the filial adoption in Christ, which is intrinsically supernatural, constitutes the synthesis of the entire Divine Revelation. Being adopted by God as sons is always a gratuitous gift of grace, the most sublime gift of God to mankind. One obtains it, however, only … Read more

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder By Harry Stevens A look at recent social media confirms that Michael Savage was correct in his 2005 book of the same name. Case in point: The Covington boys. Hung out to dry first by the main stream media (MSM). Then social media. Then by the alphabet (A, B,C ) … Read more

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

Today is the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876  The life of man is a struggle. We can also call it justly a tempest. This comparison is also applicable to the Church which St. Peter called a ship, and the ark of Noah. How often is Eternity compared to a haven … Read more

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity Today is the last Sunday in the year. Ponder with care on the truths and doctrines which the holy Church has laid before thee in the epistles and gospels; thank God with thy whole heart for the great favors and benefits which thou hast received in the incarnation … Read more

Epiphany House Blessing

Epiphany House Blessing  Background Due to the linking of the liturgy to the visit of the three Magi, it is most appropriately used at the start of the season of Epiphany. But because the service is so flexible in where it may be used, it might be used any time during the seasons of Christmas … Read more

Why Tradition- Why Now?

Why Tradition- Why Now? By Brian Williams Essays Why Tradition-Why Now? Liturgical Game Changers Why Aren’t More Masses Offered Ad Orientem Seven Reasons for the Use of Latin in the Mass The Affirmative Argument for Receiving Communion  on the Tongue The All Too Ordinary Use of Extraordinary Ministers Altar Rails and Reverence Altar Serving Seen … Read more

Advent Embertide

Advent Embertide Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after Gaudete Sunday (3rd Sunday of Advent) are known as “Advent Embertide,” and they come near the beginning of the Season of Winter (December, January, February). Liturgically, the readings for the days’ Masses follow along with the general themes of Advent, opening up with Wednesday’s Introit of Isaias 45: … Read more

Not ‘Just a Building’

Brody Hale’s Fight to Save Catholic Churches By Meghan Ferrara It’s happening across the West. In recent years, a slow trickle has been turning into a steady stream — and in many countries, a Niagara — of beautiful, historic churches being shuttered.  The grief and frustration from these losses affect entire communities. Worse, most Catholics … Read more

Ireland’s Time Bomb

By Beverly Stevens REGINA Editor It’s really devastating to think about. Whereas most countries have had abortion imposed on them by judges or politicians, yesterday the Irish voted to bring this calamity onto themselves. Extinction by the Numbers Why is abortion a ‘calamity’ for Ireland? Let’s start with the numbers. Currently, the ‘YES’ side claims … Read more

Nothingness Doesn’t Reflect God

An Interview with Chicago Artist Daniel Mitsui REGINA writer Meghan Cesar interviews Daniel Mitsui, a Chicago-based Catholic artist, who supports his growing family creating Gothic religious artwork.  Mitsui uses medieval materials to make timeless illustrations rich in symbolism, color, and Biblical truths.  He believes it was the beauty and rich teachings in Gothic art that … Read more