9 June 2020 Saint Ephrem I read with great interest the essay of His Excellency Athanasius Schneider published on LifeSiteNews on June 1, subsequently translated into Italian by Chiesa e post concilio, entitled There is no divine positive will or natural right to the diversity of religions. His Excellency’s study summarizes, with the clarity that … Read more

Wedding at Cana

Second Sunday OT – 2019 Wedding at Cana By Father Michael Do whatever He tells you               Three great mysteries are commemorated regarding the Epiphany of our Lord. The adoration of the Magi, the Baptism of the Lord, and today we celebrate the third great Epiphany mystery, the marriage feast, the wedding at Cana. … Read more

Saint John of Beverley, Bishop

May 7 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Beverley. Ora pro nobis. John was born of noble parents at Harpham, Humberside. (1) In early life he was under the care of Archbishop Theodore, at Canterbury, who supervised his education, and is reputed to have given him the name of John. (3)   He … Read more

The Oath Against Modernism

The Oath Against Modernism What happened to this oath? Is it still being said? There is a good article by Msgr. Joseph Clifford Fenton about the background of the Oath (3) and Sacrorum antistitum by Saint Pius X dated July 7, 1907:  The oath continued to be taken until 17 July 1967, when the Congregation for the Doctrine … Read more

Conversation with a Young Dutch Convert

There are not many places on the planet with a bleaker outlook for the Church than in the Netherlands. Once a center of a vibrant Catholic culture, in the 1960s and 1970s Dutch avant-garde clerics embraced ‘The Spirit of Vatican II’ with a vengeance. The Dutch Catechism, published in 1966 by radical Dominican priest Edward … Read more

The Millennial Monks of Clear Creek Abbey

He was a fifth century mystic, whose famous Rule underpinned a Catholic Order which historians credit with saving Western civilization after the fall of the Roman Empire.  His Rule, balancing a life of ‘ora et labora’ (‘work and prayer’), is a masterpiece of wisdom about the possibilities and realities of human nature. Fast forward 1500 … Read more

Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage

Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage After the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia” (2016) various bishops issued at local, regional, and national levels applicable norms regarding the sacramental discipline of those faithful, called “divorced and remarried,” who having still a living spouse to whom they are united with a valid sacramental … Read more

Well, Bill, it IS for the Cause

By Bill Riccio, Jr   With the title quote from the Rev. Richard C. Cipolla, this writer began a sojourn across country to the wilds of Portland, Oregon, to be the master of ceremonies for a Pontifical Mass at Holy Rosary Church. The date of the Mass was June 29, 2007, and yours truly was going … Read more

Dominican Friars Restoring Beauty in the Church’s Liturgy

By Kareem O’Brian Nelson Photos By: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny & Diane Yaun Since the early foundation of the Dominican Order in 1216, the friars have affirmed the beauty of God’s creation. We recently sat down with Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., Parochial Vicar of the famously beautiful NYC churches … Read more