The spirit of Vatican II and the Global COVID response

June 2, 2022 (Edward J. Barr) – Now that the world has taken a brief pause from the “COVID pandemic” we can reflect on the response of the Church.  To the average Catholic there appears to be no connection between how the Church responded to post-Vatican II developments and how the world has and is responding … More The spirit of Vatican II and the Global COVID response

The Devil learns of the Synod on Synodality 

May 2, 2022 (Edward J. Barr) – The devil had returned to the underworld at the end of 2021 after becoming confident that his minions didn’t need his direct supervision.  His first venture to a Catholic Church in January of 2021 (See The Devil came to Mass this weekend) led to a series of encouraging events for the head … More The Devil learns of the Synod on Synodality 

On Angels and Abortion

March 15, 2022 (Edward J. Barr) – At a recent meeting with a pro-life group the question of whether the souls of aborted babies go to heaven was discussed.  To some this may seem a nonsensical question.  How can a good God compound the evil of abortion by denying the victims entrance into His kingdom?  However, it isn’t … More On Angels and Abortion

Preaching Christian Unity while sowing Catholic Disunity

January 20, 2022 (Edward J. Barr) – On January 25 the Pope will hold a vespers service to commemorate the end of the week of prayer for Christian Unity.  The week of common worship unites many denominations in the Christian world to pray for each other and strengthen their common love for Jesus Christ.  First proposed in 1908 by … More Preaching Christian Unity while sowing Catholic Disunity

Defending the Blessed Mother: Let the Holy Spirit be your guide

December 6, 2021 (Edward J. Barr) – Recently a friend and I attended a Medical Freedom conference in a nearby town. The event brought together medical professionals and others concerned about the censorship and suppression of individual liberties that prevent citizens from following their conscience and personal health realities in making medical decisions.  It was held … More Defending the Blessed Mother: Let the Holy Spirit be your guide

The Devil Sues Jesus

November 23, 2021 (Edward J. Barr) – {Note: This is a quasi-fictional yet potentially predictive account of action that could be taken against the Church. It follows the most recent account of the Devil’s actions in the world, when Satan called for his lawyers.  They have responded.}  In an unprecedented action, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral … More The Devil Sues Jesus

Why the Bishops won’t directly address the Eucharist Scandal

November 9, 2021 (Edward J. Barr) – We now have learned from a preliminary document that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops will decline to directly confront the scandalous attack on the Eucharist by pro-abortion Catholic politicians. This is not surprising.  The bishops have ignored this topic for decades; having a Catholic president in the White … More Why the Bishops won’t directly address the Eucharist Scandal