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Novena to St. Joan of Arc for our Country

NOVENA PRAYER (to be prayed every day from December 28 to January 5 for the intentions below) O Maid of Orleans, Savior of France, light of patriots, and strength of the Church [...]

By |2020-12-28T18:42:59+00:00December 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Novena to St. Joan of Arc for our Country

The Exorcistic Power of Latin in the Latin Church

A thousand causative factors have led to the present clerical abuse crisis in the Church. But I believe there is one contributing spiritual factor that holds a critical place in the rise of the clerical [...]

By |2021-04-03T17:51:13+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on The Exorcistic Power of Latin in the Latin Church

The Terrible Effects of Eucharistic Deprivation

Padre Pio once remarked that the world could more readily exist without the sun than without the Eucharist. What a remarkable statement. It is imperative, therefore, to take account of what we gain from [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:11:18+00:00November 26th, 2020|Comments Off on The Terrible Effects of Eucharistic Deprivation

Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

November is the month of All Souls. It is a yearly reminder of our obligation to pray for the souls who, as our doctrine teaches, are in a process of post-death purification. The souls in [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:11:08+00:00November 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

Lover of the Guardian Angels

Our Lady is the great lover of the Guardian Angels whose feast day we celebrate on October 2nd every year. She loves them because they are the angels closest to the human race. All angels [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:10:59+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Lover of the Guardian Angels

The Birth of Hope

In September we celebrate Our Lady’s birthday. Don’t all good children remember their mother on her birthday? This special celebration in the Church’s calendar points out a fundamental element of Christianity: our hope for [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:09:02+00:00November 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on The Birth of Hope

Jeffrey Epstein and Hell

Famed Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel once quoted a saying from an ancient rabbinical text:  the angels weep whenever a soul is condemned to Hell.  Our Lord seemed to echo that angelic emotion with His agonized [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:10:44+00:00November 21st, 2020|Comments Off on Jeffrey Epstein and Hell

An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments

It was a bit shocking to read recently about the Detroit priest who discovered, three years after ordination, that he had never been validly baptized.  The invalid baptism meant he was not a priest. As [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:09:22+00:00November 20th, 2020|Comments Off on An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments

Matter and Form of the Seven Sacraments

Matter and form are to the sacraments what money and a purchase agreement (contract) are to buying a house. These two elements (money/contract) are the minimum conditions for a legal act and allow the [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:09:35+00:00August 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Matter and Form of the Seven Sacraments

The Ripple Effect of an Invalid Priestly Ordination

In my recent article at Catholic Stand, “An Unexpected Refresher Course on the Sacraments,” I spoke about the invalid ordination of Fr. Matthew Hood of the Archdiocese of Detroit. Father was viewing a video [...]

By |2020-08-29T15:04:12+00:00August 27th, 2020|Comments Off on The Ripple Effect of an Invalid Priestly Ordination

The Rosary is Our Lady’s Own Prayer

St. Dominic’s feast on August 8th is a yearly reminder of importance of the Holy Rosary to the spiritual lives of many Catholics. It is perhaps the Church’s greatest devotion and force of prayer after [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:09:52+00:00August 19th, 2020|Comments Off on The Rosary is Our Lady’s Own Prayer
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