My Dear Son

There follows a letter first printed in the district magazine of the Society of St. Pius X in the November/December issue.   If I had a son about to choose his vocation in life I could not better this advice.  May the good Lord have mercy on the souls of Mr. Barry and his son Peter….

THE NEW RELIGION

by Don Pietro Leone The following is a present to the Faithful by the bloggers at Rorate Caeli where it was posted on the 18th of December 2016.  May God bless this brave priest and disseminate this message throughout the world.   Now the content of Faith is immutable and infallible, and, as the First…

A whiff of schism: when different Catholics hold radically different beliefs

At a Catholic parish in Athy, Ireland, a lesbian couple who resigned from parish ministry after entering a legal marriage has returned to active participation—and to loud applause. So now everyone is welcome in St. Michael’s parish, right? Wrong. Anthony Murphy, the editor of Catholic Voice—the man who objected to the lesbian couple’s prominent role…

Suicide and the Church

News broke yesterday of the murder of a family in Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan and the suicide of the murderer. It is certainly an horrible event which hardly bears thinking about. Alan Hawe killed his wife and three sons and then killed himself. He may have been suffering from mental illness, he was certainly suffering…

Clueless, not Catholic!

It would seem that the past president of our little isle is unhappy with the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. According to the Irish Independent; “Dr McAleese, a staunch Catholic who campaigned fearlessly for a yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, told the Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Kerry yesterday that the Catholic Church’s…

The Necessity of Religious Instruction

“But while the preaching of the divine Word should never be interrupted in the Church, surely in these, our days, it becomes necessary to labour with more than ordinary zeal and piety to nourish and strengthen the faithful with sound and wholesome doctrine, as with the food of life. For false prophets have gone forth…

Houston, we have a problem.

The majority of Catholic men and women are confused in our day. They are split into three camps as far as I can see. In the first camp you have the majority of those who attend Church every Sunday. They see no problem with the Church as it is for the main part and have…

Leaving Safe Harbours – Titanic 2

It seems odd to me that the churchmen of our time have lost their way to the degree that they have. You would think that anybody with an ounce of sense or a cursory familiarity with Church history would realise which way was up – so to speak. When I was living in Liverpool the…