More Papal Confusion: Footnoting Francis throws his predecessors under the bus

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

Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?

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?

Walford waffles, again, on exceptionless norms

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

Father Sudac and the Reality of Evil

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

The Historicity of Miracles: The case of Julian the Apostate and a lesson for our time

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

The Bread of Presence foreshadows the Eucharist

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

Soldier On! Do NOT remain silent – this means YOU!

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!

Our Lady of the Airways – IN the World but not OF it

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