“Since the great Virgin Mary was raised to the dignity of Mother of the King of Kings, the Church justly honours her, and wishes that she be honoured with the glorious title of Queen,” writes St. Alphonsus de Liguori. Blessed Pope Pius IX said of Mary: “Turning her maternal Heart toward us and dealing with […]

The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven

August 15, 2015

The Assumption was a beautiful favour God granted to His mother. It began when Our Lady, very suavely died. Her passing is customarily called Our Lady’s dormition because the grace with which she passed from this life and the short elapse before her resurrection, made her death seem more like a dream. After death, Our […]

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe: The Immaculata’s Perfect Knight

August 14, 2015

Having selected ten prisoners to die in the starvation bunker to serve as a lesson for an escaped prisoner, Nazi SS Captain Karl Fritsch was about to leave Auschwitz concentration camp’s Block 13 when the unimaginable happened. Prisoner 16670 stepped out of formation. A murmur spread through the line of prisoners. Facing the 47 year […]

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Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 6, 2015

(Matthew 17:1-6) “And after six days Jesus took Peter and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun and his garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with Him. […]

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Discovering the Wisdom of Saint Ignatius

July 31, 2015

Written by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira The Spiritual Exercises by Saint Ignatius of Loyola are often presented as a magnificent sequence of logical arguments that can lead a person to amend his life, save his soul, choose his state in life or make important resolutions. While all these treasures are found in this work, we […]

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The Sacred Heart – Bridge & Refuge

June 25, 2015

By Michelle Taylor “Come to me, all you that labor, and are burdened, and I will refresh you.” Matt.11:28   Though this age stresses “happy” and “safe,” in reality it has produced a steady diet of dire news, often uncomfortably close to home: teen pregnancies,substance abuse, marriage break-ups, suicides, murder in schools and so on. […]

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Voice of the Family’s Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si

June 24, 2015

Written by Voice of the Family ROME, 18th June 2015 The international coalition Voice of the Family is deeply concerned by the omission from the encyclical letter Laudato Si of a reaffirmation of the Church’s teaching against contraception and on procreation as the primary end of the sexual act. The encyclical, published this morning, contains the welcome assertions that “concern […]

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Cease! The Heart of Jesus is with Me!

June 4, 2015

I was in my first sleep when the sound of the doorbell awakened me, whereupon I sprang from my bed, and, after a few hurried preparations, hastened to throw open the door. It was a bitter cold night in January, and the moon without threw its pale light over the wan spectral snow-covered landscape. The […]

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Media Bias Against Marriage

May 19, 2015

This is a video which documents the reporting bias of the Irish Times on the Marriage Debate.

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