Archangels, St. Jerome, Morality, And God’s Law   

Parker finds fault with both the Statists on the left and the Libertarians on the right who see the government per se as the issue, as if adding more government or radically cutting it will alone solve our social problems.  No, “you can’t have a free society that is not also a virtuous society”

Vittoria Aleotti: Io v’amo vita mia

    The claim that Christianity has historically been used as weapon against women, a tool to keep them down, is a falsehood, a smear against the Church.  The charge misses the point, first of all, because Christ didn’t come to offer anyone advancement in this world, but to draw all of us, women and men alike, deeper into […]

Why Would You Want Satan As A Mascot?

  In their case the god of this world [the Devil] has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)      I don’t watch professional sports these days, as their main appeal was always as […]

We Came, We Saw . . .  God Conquered – Jan Sobieski and The Holy Name of Mary

Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)         Many of us are upset, quite rightly, that twenty years after our intervention in Afghanistan,  we seem to have accomplished little aside from the deaths of several thousands of our young men […]

Be Sober and Vigilant: You-Know-Who is Prowling

Jesus is not at all hesitant about reminding his followers that discipleship is not a warm and fuzzy business.  On the contrary, he says: “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” (Matthew 5:11) It’s going to happen.

Kyrie from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

When we think of Beethoven, Sacred Music might not be the first thing that comes to mind . . . but what he did compose was, as we might expect, moving, powerful, and simply beautiful.