Ten Years of Training

A Visit to Bath, England for the 11th Annual Training Conference organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.   Prior Park College is a stately home in Bath, now a Catholic boarding school for secondary students. Their classical style chapel is very beautiful, and has not suffered from any significant reordering or … Read more

Saint Rocco in the Streets of New York

By Beverly Stevens In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Vatican learnt by experience to address the needs of Catholic emigrants flung far from their homelands by the winds of politics and war. In the New World, the conflicts which not infrequently arose between national groups of immigrants and the Church of Saint Rocco’s origins … Read more

NYPD Catholic

The Story of the Patrolman’s Fraternity of St. Michael By Matthew Reid, New York Police Department (NYPD) Catholic Cops The police profession, harking back to the very first days of American policing in the 1840’s, has always been a heavily Irish Catholic profession.  That being said, later on the Italians began to bring significant numbers into … Read more

Who Needs Men in Church?

By Joseph Shaw   Cardinal Burke recently gave a rather controversial interview on the crisis of men in Church. The lack of men in most Catholic churches in the West is there for all to see; looking at those most involved in parish life—readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers—the lack of menfolk is … Read more

Testimony

A Wall Street Guy On Why The Dominican Nuns ‘Are My Heroines’ By Peter Kenny Summit, New Jersey Peter Kenny has worked on Wall Street for all of his long career, holding many senior positions including a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Today, Peter is a respected financial markets commentator both on TV and … Read more

Faith Under Fire

How Roy Campbell Saved the Writings of St John of the Cross From the Bonfires of the Spanish Civil War by Meghan Ferrara PHOTO CREDITS: Teresa Limjoco It may seem improbable to consider that St. John of the Cross, the Spanish Civil War, and JRR Tolkien have anything in common. However, all three share one … Read more

Love Transforms You!

An Interview with Sr Mary Magdalene of the Immaculate Conception, OP   She’s part of a vibrant new wave of young sisters entering traditional religious Orders around America. The Dominicans of Summit, New Jersey are a cloistered Order which remained loyal to their foundations, and today they are increasingly blessed with young novices like Sister … Read more

Sister Mary Jacinta’s Story

Sister, did you know you had a vocation? I was in a Dominican active Community already before I entered the Summit monastery. I spent two years in formation with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at Ann Arbor, Michigan. After prayerful discernment, I felt that Our Lord was calling me to a … Read more

‘Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day’

A Visit to Mater Ecclesiae Father Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, a native of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, was ordained in 1982.  Father Pasley has been a parish priest and a secondary school teacher in New Jersey for much of his priesthood. He is the Chaplain of the Church Music Association of America and … Read more

The Odyssey of Mater Dei

By Donna Sue Berry In 1988 Saint Pope John Paul II founded the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) as a society of apostolic life. The Fraternity has as its apostolate the training of men for service as Catholic priests and the pastoral care of souls. Their particular charism is the celebration of the Mass … Read more