MADISON, Wisconsin — The success of the highly visible Eucharistic Procession and patriotic Rosary rally that drew 2,000 to 3,000 people to the Wisconsin Capitol Building on August 15 is spreading to more states with […]
No More Hero Popes: New Allegations That Benedict XVI Failed to Properly Address High-Ranking Vatican Abuser
Growing up during the pontificate of John Paul II, it was easy to fall in love with the figure of the pope. His warm, sincere smile, his grandfatherly presence, his constant words of encouragement, and his admonitions to create a culture of life were all extremely attractive to a young, conservative Catholic like me.
My pastor, a kind, elderly man (may he rest in peace) who incorporated great reverence into his Masses at an otherwise run-of-the-mill post-conciliar parish, sent me to World Youth Day with John Paul II in Denver in 1993. Not so secretly, he hoped that I — one of his head altar boys — would be a priest. (He used to ask me if I liked ice cream. If I said yes, he would smile and say it was a sign I had a vocation.)
My experience in Denver was eye opening, and not in the way Father hoped. It was the first time I came face to face with how distorted post-conciliar Catholicism had become, and I‘ve written about the experience at some length. But even so, I couldn’t even conceive of blaming it on John Paul II. I just figured it was the fault of the organizers of the event.
5 September – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Bl. Virgin Mary on Saturday
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).
Today: Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
Prayers Added: For the gift of tears
The decades of unknown history hidden behind the Iron Curtain are a treasure trove of stories waiting to be told, heroes and saints waiting to be celebrated. One of these stories pertains to St. Teresa […]
I passed a colleague in the hall one day at a conference that leaned towards charismatic discussions. A person who is charismatic in the Catholic Church is one who feels a call to a particular way of life which involves prayer and, perhaps, a healing ministry, prophecy and so forth.
I asked my highly-spirited colleague if he was a charismatic. He said, “Well, no, not in the way you are thinking.”
By Michael Warsaw | Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz addressed the Republican National Convention, offering his support to President Donald Trump’s reelection. Holtz called the president a…
A case now before the criminal courts of Germany involving a former high-ranking Vatican Monsignor reveals the alleged mishandling of credible allegations of sexual abuse within the Vatican’s own walls.