Against Communism, Socialism and Marxism

The Catholic Church has always condemned Socialism (state ownership of business & industry) and Communism (state ownership of all things). It is impossible for any Catholic to remain in good standing while subscribing to these political systems that are part of a greater materialistic ideology called Marxism. This is a truth that needs to be... Continue Reading →

My Position on Vatican II

Inevitably, whenever starting a traditional Catholic blog such as this, I end up with two accusations. This comes from the hyper-polarity in the Catholic world today, which can only be remedied by a return to an interpretation of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) that is in continuity with the history and tradition of the... Continue Reading →

When St. Patrick Weeps

What happened in Ireland is so terrible because of the implications behind it. In the United States, the American people never voted, en masse, to legalise abortion. Outside of the very liberal "blue" states, where politicians can't even get elected unless they're at least modestly pro-abortion, the vast majority of American states ("red" states in... Continue Reading →

The Long-Term Game Plan

In 1969, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, who would later become Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013), gave an interview on a German radio broadcast. At the time, what he said seemed absurd. Today, it is known as "The Ratzinger Prophecy." “The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are deep and who live... Continue Reading →

The Origin of the Bible

All Christians revere the Bible as the written word of God. Few, however, know why that is. In fact, most Christians just assume that to be the case without ever questioning it. They hear it from their pastors and their churches. Everybody says it. But how do we know the Bible really is the authentic... Continue Reading →

Faith Alone?

Some years back, my daughter asked me: "Daddy, what is a Protestant?" My answer was simply this. A Protestant is a Christian who "protests" various teachings of the Catholic Church, but retains core Catholic teaching, such as the Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement through Christ's sacrifice on the cross for example. I stopped there as the... Continue Reading →

Purgatory

The subject of purgatory is a very difficult one for Protestants to grasp, namely because in their view, it just doesn't make any sense. From the typical Protestant perspective, a person is either saved, or not saved, at the moment of death. If saved, the person's soul should go immediately to heaven, right? If not... Continue Reading →

School Shootings Cannot Be Stopped

I know the title of this post is depressing, but it's a reflection of reality. School shootings cannot be stopped. They are just a regular part of life in America now. We might as well get used to it. Catholics parents need to get their kids out of public schools now! There is no reason... Continue Reading →

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