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St. Paul’s ‘Environmentalism’ vs. Modern Environmentalism

St. Paul’s ‘Environmentalism’ vs. Modern Environmentalism

by Christopher Plance • October 13, 2023 •

As strange as it sounds, St. Paul had a sort of "environmental agenda" of his own, not altogether unlike the one we find posited in Laudato Si. In fact, Pope Francis crafted his encyclical "On Care for our Common Home" according to the framework Paul laid out in Romans 8. So however one comes down on alleged man-made climate change and other charged environmental issues, it must be conceded that Pope Francis and St. Paul agree that the reason creation is in a precarious state is that man, God's image-bearing representative, has rebelled against God. Read more

My Trip to the Holy Land at War

My Trip to the Holy Land at War

by Jesse Romero • October 12, 2023 •

Jesse Romero describes his brief pilgrimage to the Holy Land just as war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. Read more

Fearless Catholics Defend Life in Face of Shameless Protesters

Fearless Catholics Defend Life in Face of Shameless Protesters

By Alexander Karzon • October 10, 2023 •

Even in the face of leftist forces, over 100 faithful Catholics bear witness to Christ as they fight to protect the innocent unborn — this time by leaving their mark on our nation's capital. Dozens of Catholic men gathered in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 7 for a combination of events including The Men's March, National Rosary Rally and Rosary Coast to Coast. Read more

St. Jude: More Than a Saint for Lost Causes

St. Jude: More Than a Saint for Lost Causes

by Fr Paul John Kalchik • October 9, 2023 •

Many Catholics love St. Jude, the patron saint for lost causes. But few know that this apostle wrote a short letter that's in the New Testament, and even fewer know that he condemned sodomy.  Read more

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part III

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part III

by Fr. Paul John Kalchik • October 6, 2023 •

Third part, lessons nine through twelve, of Fr. Kalchik's essential lessons for Catholics to know about spiritual warfare. Read more

Sophie the Cat’s Lesson on the Complementarity of the Sexes

Sophie the Cat’s Lesson on the Complementarity of the Sexes

by James Maughan • October 6, 2023 •

My sister and brother-in-law have a vacation home on the ocean just outside of Newport, Rhode Island. This is the kind of place where, from the moment you arrive, the outside world immediately takes a back seat. A unique hybrid somewhere between charming and enchanting. The natural beauty is only surpassed by the genuinely warm friends and family who regularly come and go. There are lifelong friends, neighbors, their children and now their children's children. It's just wonderful to visit them. And each time I leave, there is the familiar twinge of a soft melancholy. Read more

Catholics Help Halt Satanic Concert at Statehouse

Catholics Help Halt Satanic Concert at Statehouse

By Alexander Karzon • October 2, 2023 •

As our Church and State continue descending into chaos, demonic forces become more emboldened in their efforts to blaspheme and promote degeneracy. Thankfully, faithful Catholics in Indiana won't allow the satanic crusade to move forward unabated. On Thursday, Sept. 28, faithful Catholics gathered outside the Indianapolis Statehouse to offer prayers of reparation for the demonic activity taking place inside. Read more

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part II

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part II

by Fr Paul John Kalchik • September 28, 2023 •

This is the second part of Fr. Kalchik's three-part series on essential lessons in Catholic spiritual warfare. Read more

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part I

Essential Lessons for Catholics in Spiritual Warfare: Part I

by Fr Paul John Kalchik • September 26, 2023 •

Twelve important spiritual warfare lessons that every Catholic should learn to effectively fight the evil one in the course of their day-to-day lives. Lessons 1 through 4 are outlined here.  Read more

What St. Paul Has to Do With Americanism

What St. Paul Has to Do With Americanism

by Chris Plance • September 25, 2023 •

As a Jew under Roman rule, St. Paul intuited that the font of true earthly unity isn't some man-made State, even one as grand as the Roman Empire. Rather he knew that the Catholic Church was the only institution that can serve this purpose. We Americans can learn much from Paul, because we ourselves tend to think of America as a vehicle for world unity and peace. Enroll in CM's first-ever Bible Masterclass on Ephesians to learn more about St. Paul's theology. Read more

Lazarus ‘Coming Out’ of the Closet?

Lazarus ‘Coming Out’ of the Closet?

by Fr Paul John Kalchik • September 23, 2023 •

Fr James Martin's recently published book, Come Forth — The Promise of Jesus's Greatest Miracle, is, at most, mediocre. To promote this book and himself, Martin not only promotes sodomy, but also pushes some ridiculous canards. For this reason, Fr. Kalchik gives this book a thumbs-down.  Read more

You Are Saved by Faith

You Are Saved by Faith

by Trey Brock, MA • September 21, 2023 •

The doctrine of justification has always hinged on the question of faith; that is, the question of belief, choice and salvation. This is why every debate among Christians — be it between Catholics and Protestants, Protestants and Protestants, or even Catholics and Catholics — has at its core the question, "How are we saved?" Of course, the answer is settled: For every man that has been saved or will be saved, it's their faith that grants them entrance into the Kingdom of God. Read more

Don’t Go Down the Dead-End Road of Sedevacantism

Don’t Go Down the Dead-End Road of Sedevacantism

By Church Militant • September 20, 2023 •

A Catholic prelate is denouncing the notion that Pope Francis is not the valid pontiff of the Catholic Church. Would-be sedevacantists should take notice. Bishop Athanasius Schneider produced the latest anti-sedevacantist commentary in a Sept. 18 statement, aptly titled "About the Validity of the Pontificate of Pope Francis." Read more

The Unconditional Duty of a Christian Man: Suffer Well

The Unconditional Duty of a Christian Man: Suffer Well

By Joseph Enders • September 19, 2023 •

Pope St. John Paul II once wrote that suffering is "almost inseparable from man's earthly existence," but the art of suffering well has been lost on modern man for decades. There are, luckily, three ways to learn how, and it will make you invincible. Suffering cannot be conquered without first learning to embrace it. Accepting suffering is recognizing that it is an opportunity for purgation and sanctification — and a chance to fulfill God's will. To do this requires a complete sense of humility, which means total submission to God's perfect will. Read more

Fr. James Martin Faces Resistance at New York Parish

Fr. James Martin Faces Resistance at New York Parish

By Alexander Karzon • September 18, 2023 •

Although dissenters seeking to corrupt the Church from within are given platforms — even in Catholic parishes — the efforts of some laymen show that faithful Catholics won't sit idly by and let authentic Church teaching be ignored. On Sunday, Sept. 17, Church Militant Resistance organized over a dozen Catholics to protest Fr. James Martin's appearance at St. Pius X parish in Scarsdale, New York. The group objecting to Martin's message included Resistance members from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey chapters, as well as members from Tradition Family Property and Westchester County Pro-Life. Read more