September 19, 2014 10:37 AM The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed By Phil Lawler
“Now let’s make two things clear,” President Barack Obama said in his televised address to the American people on September 10. First, he said, “ISIL [the Islamic State] is not Islamic.” But that’s...
September 18, 2014 5:10 PM Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Long ago and far away (I mean the mid-1970s in North Carolina), I wrote a book. Trained as an historian but always more interested in evangelization, I decided to do a sort of popular survey of history from creation to the end of the...
September 18, 2014 St. Augustine's warning to pastors By Phil Lawler
If you’re a Catholic pastor—and especially if you’re a bishop—today’s Office of Readings, from St. Augustine’s sermon On Pastors, isn’t easy to dismiss lightly. The defects of the sheep are widespread. There are a very few healthy,...
September 19, 2014 Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War
It seems appropriate to write about war today. Pope Francis reminded us of the sheer indifference at the heart of war when he spoke last Saturday at an Italian cemetery: The Shadow of Cain Looms over History from 1914 to the...
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Ordinary Time: September 22nd
According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Thomas of Villanova, a great saint of the Spanish Renaissance and a good friend of Emperor Charles V. He was a man of... More
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September 14, 2014 The Week in the Shadow of the Exalted Cross By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Beginning with Sunday, this week unfolds a mosaic of feast days that all relate to the cross of Christ and refer back to Sunday's feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Sunday, or the "Lord's day" is the...
September 18, 2014 From simple husband to ascetical priest By Richard Cross
In my previous comments on asceticism (see Addressing the Root Cause of Clerical Homosexual Behavior and Pederasty), I proposed that each bishop live an ascetical life, and by his own example and directives, oversee the ascetical...