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MEXICO EARTHQUAKE // A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City, leaving at least 149 people dead and 44 buildings destroyed. Residents feared that more people could be buried under rubble. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for Mexico! HURRICANE MARIA // The island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Now with winds at 175 mph, the hurricane [...]

First EF Mass of a New Priest in Des Moines

On Sunday, Fr Trevor Chicoine, who was ordained in June, celebrated his first Missa cantata for the regularly scheduled Extraordinary Form Mass at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The Latin Mass community there has been going strong for a long time, since the days of the indult, with the support of the pastor, Mons. Show More Summary

Hey, Planned Parenthood: THIS is How To ‘#ShoutYourAbortion!’ Courageous Woman Tells the Hard Truth About Her Abortion

When courageous women tell the hard truth about abortion, it changes hearts and saves lives. Editor’s Note: We don’t know the woman behind this story, but we have no reason to question her account. We do know that her words echo those of countless women who live with the scars of abortion. Abortion supporters routinely claim [...]

Jesus Stands with Persecuted Christians: We Should Too

As a child, I eagerly consumed the heroic stories of martyrs, holy men and women who died for their faith. “Mommy,” I would ask wide-eyed, placing my book aside, “do I have to die, too?” As I grew to adulthood, I realized attacks on Christianity in our country were less life-threatening and more politically oriented. [...]

Nabeel Qureshi, Rest in Peace

I just discovered this young man died of cancer at age 34. His book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is one I liked for a lot of reasons, but most of all because of the look it gave me into a loving Muslim family. The Gospel Coalition has...Show More Summary

The Psalms in Words, Pictures and Prayer

A new online course in Scripture is now available for the first time, offered as part of Pontifex University’s Masters in Sacred Arts. It is called the Psalms in Words, Pictures, and Prayer; we also see this three-credit Masters level course as one that might be audited as a stand-alone, as part of a mystagogical catechesis. Show More Summary

Well Said: The real religious mystery for Judaism is not our faith in God but God’s faith in us.

The great institutions of modernity were not constructed to provide meaning. Science tells us how the world came to be but not why. Technology gives us power but cannot tell us how to use it. The market gives us choices but no guidance as to which choices to make. Show More Summary

To podcast or not to podcast. That is the question.

Scott says yes. Julie says no. After they talk about it, they change sides. Still no decisions get made. But, somehow, the podcast did! (Probably because Scott reasoned so lyrically.)Alas, Julie, Sit down awhile;And let us once again...Show More Summary

The ‘Catholic Left’ Thinks It’s Cool To Be a Catholic–Until You Act Like One

There was hardly anything more disturbing in recent news than Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) implying that judicial nominee Amy Barrett could be disqualified for her position because of her Catholic faith. Unfortunately, the story got worse when, on Sunday, Sen. Feinstein prefaced a defense of her grilling of Barrett with the explanation that she attended [...]

Worth a Thousand Words: Portrait of Raminou the Cat

Suzanne Valadon, Portrait of Raminou the Catvia French Painters

Well Said: What human curiosity can achieve

Show a human a closed door, and not matter how many open doors she finds, she'll be haunted by what might be behind it.A few people liked to paint this drive as a weakness. A failing of the species. Humanity as the virus. The creature that never stops filling up its available living space.... Show More Summary

Red Harvest at SFFaudio

I completely missed this last week. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett was the topic of discussion for Jesse, Paul, Scott, Rose, and me at SFFaudio podcast. It's a brutal story but the writing is fantastic. Take a listen!

Looking for New Insights into Scripture?

In his famous treatise De Doctrina Christiana, destined to be one of the most widely read works in the later Western tradition, St. Augustine recommends that Christians who are serious about studying the Word of God should work to know a number of languages and, at very least, have multiple translations at their disposal. Show More Summary

Day of Recollection with Fr. Cassian Folsom in Des Moines, September 30th

Our friends at Una Voce Des Moines have asked us to let readers know about an upcoming Day of Recollection with Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB, founder of the Monastery of Norcia. His conferences will focus on presenting the structure and spirituality of the Extraordinary Form. Show More Summary

Pop Wisdom

GONE BABY GONEPatrick Kenzie: I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. Show More Summary

A Review of Peter Kwasniewski’s Book on NRO

National Review Online has just today published a review which I wrote of Peter Kwasniewski’s book Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness, which you can read at the following link: More Summary

Video of Bishop Perry's Mass in Philadelphia

Yesterday, His Excellency Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary of Chicago, celebrated a solemn Pontifical Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and in thanksgiving for the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on the tenth anniversary of its coming into effect. Show More Summary

EF Workshops at Prince of Peace in Taylors, South Carolina

Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, South Carolina, will hold a five-week speaker series on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, organized to help the faithful to a better understanding of why this form of Mass is celebrated. The parishioner who organized the event, Paul Pizzuti, describes it as “an every man’s approach to the Latin Mass. Show More Summary

Who Do You Think You Are? Identity in the 21st Century – Part 1

What do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, September 11th, and the Equifax breach all have in common with Ted Cruz? Although these recent disasters and an anniversary of another might not seem to be related to other items in the news in recent days, they all touch on the very essence of identity, which in modern [...]

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