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The Problem with Progressivism

2021-05-01T10:50:20-04:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

When I lived in England I discovered that one of the differences between US and UK was the approach to advertising. In America if they want to sell you something they re-brand and slap the word "New" on their product. They don't even have to say "New and Improved" because if it's new it must have been improved [...]

Antinomianism: The Woke Heresy

2021-04-29T08:13:22-04:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

A friend recently made a short comment, "Antinomianism is the fashionable heresy today." I hadn't seen it before, but he's right. Antinomianism has been around since the early church battled with the gnostics, but it gained its name in the wake of the rise of Lutheranism. Antinomianism is the heresy that once you are saved you [...]

Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

2021-04-28T09:31:57-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Are you one of those Catholics who are fed up? Are you fed up with corruption and heresy in the Catholic Church, unrest and turmoil in our society, Catholic priests and bishops who seem to condone immorality and participate in it themselves? Members of the hierarchy who are in cahoots with secular powers? If you are, [...]

To Seek and To Save

2021-04-21T13:21:22-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I was asked recently what I thought was the most difficult thing about priestly life. I stumbled looking for an answer, but on reflection I have to say the most difficult thing is knowing what wonderful things God can do for people and knowing how their lives could be transformed, how they could receive healing, forgiveness [...]

Catholicism and Sects

2021-04-15T08:38:32-04:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I know Catholics are supposed to be obsessed with sex, but this post is not about that. It's about sects or sectarianism. A sect is a breakaway group--a split from the universal church, and put simply, it's a sin. The Church does not blame those who are born into a sect because they do not know [...]

Thomas Reese SJ: Arch Clericalist Wants to Ban Trad Worship

2021-04-14T16:08:51-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Clericalism is one of the bugbears in the Catholic Church. Especially since the second Vatican Council and under Pope Francis we are supposed to be dumping clericalism for consultation. It is the "church of the people" now...except when the people reject the trendy agenda of the progressives and wish to maintain the faith and traditions of [...]

The Relevance of Reverence

2021-04-10T11:01:53-04:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

A friend sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal about a modernist ecclesiastical building planned for East Berlin. The article is here (but behind WSJ's paywall I'm afraid) The short version is that the "Church of One" is a modernistic, brutalist "worship space" that will provide separate areas--a mosque, a synagogue and a church  [...]

Holy Saturday and Lord of the Rings

2021-04-03T07:34:27-04:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

One of Catholicism’s greatest contributions is the great artists it has produced. I have written elsewhere about how the deeply incarnation and sacramental vision of Catholicism helps to inspire art that works at a deeper level than anything the world (and non Catholic Christians) can produce. One of the best examples of this is the comparison [...]

Is it REALLY a Relic of the True Cross?

2021-04-02T19:25:36-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Every year on Good Friday we present a relic of the True Cross for the faithful to venerate. This naturally raises the question of whether it is the true cross and how we know. This question is one of the sticks anti-Catholic Protestants like to hit us with (along with "Why do you worship Mary?" and [...]

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