The Carthusians in Ireland

By W. H. Grattan Flood [From The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, 4th Series, Vol. XXII, No. 477, September 1907]   JUST eighteen years ago, in his excellent History of the Charterhouse, Dom Lawrence Hendriks, monk of St. Hugh’s Charterhouse, Sussex, devoted one paragraph to the ‘Irish Charterhouse,’ as follows:- The Irish Charterhouse is the next in…

Winter Approaches

The spiritual equivalent of the approaching demographic winter in Europe and the world has surely taken a firm hold in Ireland. A recent report (April 03 2018) in the Irish Examiner on the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland paints a very grim picture of the future for the Faithful in this country. Contrast…

CDC: Youth Suicide Skyrockets 70% Over Last Decade. Here’s Why.

By Ben Shapiro According to the Centers for Disease Control, youth suicide is in the midst of a precipitous and frightening rise. Between 2006 and 2016, suicides by white children between ages 10 and 17 skyrocketed 70%; while black children are less likely than white children to kill themselves, their suicide rate also jumped 77%….

In My Father’s Time

My Father was just seven months old when the Titanic was lost.  He was three when the First World War began, twelve when he watched the British army soldiers march through Saggart on their way to the North Wall and eighteen when the Stock Market crashed inaugurating what came to be known as the great…

Never Let a Crisis go to Waste The Limerick Synod of 2016

An historic Diocesan Synod was held in Limerick over three days in April of 2016.  It was the first synod to be held in Ireland for 50 years and 400 delegates took part.  50 years ago such an event would have been unremarkable, an instance of ecclesial and clerical housekeeping that would have made it…

Liberalism – the real threat to Truth

The following is a letter authored 42 years ago by a man of God and the Church.  I pray I live to see him vindicated. Dear Friends and Benefactors: It seems to me at that the moment has come to bring to your knowledge the latest events concerning Econe, and the attitude which in conscience…

Fr. Amorth Speaks of St. Pio

It is quite interesting that even now the consecration of Russia still excites so much controversy.  I place this here without comment but with the fervent hope that this year proves the turning point for a world on the point of calamity and Christ’s Church which in human terms at least, seems likewise close to…

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…

The Spirit of Sacrifice and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

This article was written by Rev. Fr. Philippe Pazat and appears in the current issue of “Ite Missa Est”, the magazine of the UK district of the Society of St. Pius X.  Fr. Pazat is in charge of the Society’s third order but there is no doubt that the following article could be read with benefit…

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…