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To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large startling figures.
~Flannery O’Connor.

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

By |2020-01-01T01:35:15+00:00January 1st, 2020|

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest instructions in the faith that angels exist and are concerned about our welfare. Anyone who has learned the traditional Guardian Angel Prayer (“Angel of God”) knows that they are sent “to light, to guard, to rule and guide” us throughout life. (See the text of [...]

A Tyrant and a Saint from the Same Small Country

By |2019-12-01T01:22:05+00:00December 1st, 2019|

 Mother Teresa of Calcutta was largely known for her work in India, so we tend to forget that she was born in the tiny Eastern European county of Albania. What many also may do not realize is that Albania is the first country in the world to establish atheism as the official state religion. Albania’s [...]

Does God Allow Souls in Purgatory to Visit the Living?

By |2019-11-04T01:18:47+00:00November 4th, 2019|

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 Purgatory have repented of their sins but haven’t yet atoned for them, and that is where we come in. As [...]

Jeffrey Epstein and Hell

By |2019-09-03T00:03:47+00:00September 3rd, 2019|

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 sweat in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before He died. If the angels lament the loss of one [...]

Hot Off the Press!

By |2019-08-30T09:53:50+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Mister Buddy's Guide to Non-Profit Leadership: Principles for Success in a Charitable World By Peter Darcy “Over a 40 year career in business I read, and was formed by, some of the Masters: Drucker, Peters, Porter, Collins, Lencioni et al. Never, however, have I read a book that better integrated leadership principals, business imperatives, cultural [...]

How Many Heisman Trophy Winners Has Abortion Killed?

By |2019-07-01T10:22:12+00:00July 1st, 2019|

Tim Tebow’s baseball career may have hit a wall this year due to suffering a broken bone in his hand, but he is still one of the most intriguing public figures in modern American life.   He is not giving up, though.  He never gives up on what is most important to him. Tebow has endured [...]

A Spiritual War is Upon Us

By |2019-05-03T10:19:52+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

By now, only a comatose person is unaware of the cultural and political divisions in our country.    But just how did American society devolve into factions of people who hate each other? America was formed as a single nation but grew into the republic that it is today through an influx of many peoples who [...]

New Week’s Resolutions: A Better Idea

By |2019-01-07T23:06:57+00:00January 7th, 2019|

My New Year’s resolution is to make no more New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to stick with “new week’s” resolutions from here on out. New Year’s resolutions just don’t seem to work for me. Making resolutions by the week rather than by the month or year is really the best way to be more productive [...]

The Exorcistic Power of Latin in the Latin Church

By |2018-09-02T22:41:56+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

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 problem: the absence of Latin in the Latin Church. This spiritual factor is causative in a way that all spiritual [...]