August 14, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Catholics around the U.S. and the world are disgusted and fed up with the homosexual and pedophile scandals that have plagued the Church for decades now. That is an understatement. But, as bad as things truly have been, yet even more scandal has been heaped upon the existing one. … More Bring Back the Inquisition!
August 6, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – By now the reader has certainly heard the latest news from Rome. Pope Francis has “developed” the doctrine on the death penalty, so that what was once licit, is now illicit – or more accurately, “inadmissible.” Here is the new version of the Catechism on the death penalty: 2267. Recourse … More More Papal Confusion: Footnoting Francis throws his predecessors under the bus
July 31, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – This blog post is an update and expansion of one I first did in August of 2017, nearly a year ago. Knowing something of Jesuits and the Jesuit order; I know Jesuits profess a number of vows. A couple of these would appear on their face to be an … More Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?
July 24, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – Stephen Walford has written another article in La Stampa, this one on the occasion of this year’s 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae (see Humanae Vitae 50 Years On: Truth, Trust and Mercy, antidotes for the contraceptive mentality). As it was Mr. Walford’s writings that first ‘dragged’ me into the … More Walford waffles, again, on exceptionless norms
July 19, 2018 (Edward J. Barr – Guest Contributor) – Horrific shrieks exploded from the far back corner of the packed room. Shrill, piercing utterances were interspersed with guttural emanations in the local language, or perhaps a language of another realm. The shouts began when the priest’s prayer of deliverance sought to banish a particular sin … More Father Sudac and the Reality of Evil
June 24, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – On the 26th of this month of June in 363 A.D., the Roman Emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus (331-363 A.D.) died from a mortal wound he received at the Battle of Samara during the Roman army’s withdrawal from Ctesiphon, the Parthian capital. This emperor, known to history as Julian the Apostate, … More The Historicity of Miracles: The case of Julian the Apostate and a lesson for our time
May 10, 2018 (Edward J. Barr – Guest Contributor) – Most Catholics recognize the manna provided by Yahweh to the Israelites in the desert (Exod. 16) is a prefiqurement of the Eucharist. Catholic faith can only be fully understood if viewed in the context of the faith and practices of God’s chosen people. The gift … More The Bread of Presence foreshadows the Eucharist
May 7, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – There has appeared elsewhere, again, the claim that the conclave that elected Pope Francis was invalid (see a recent interview with His Excellency, Bishop Rene Henry Gracida of Corpus Christi, Texas – see The Okie Traditionalist here). I greatly respect Bishop Gracida, but I do believe the casting of doubts on the … More Keeping one’s eyes on the ball
April 30, 2018 (Steven O’Reilly) – This blog article is intended for you – yes, you. The you reading this, right now! Do not look over your shoulder! I mean you! Reading my daily Canon212, I saw that Gloria.TV posted an article regarding an April 27, 2018 talk given by Cardinal Raymond Burke in Bratislava, Slovakia … More Soldier On! Do NOT remain silent – this means YOU!
April 30, 2018 (Edward J. Barr – Guest Contributor) – The challenge of living IN the world without being OF the world is something I continue to struggle with on occasion. This challenge doesn’t come when I am at home in my “comfort” zone of daily prayer, Mass, and spiritual readings. It comes when my … More Our Lady of the Airways – IN the World but not OF it