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Turning to Good St. Nicholas

Turning to Good St. Nicholas

By Martina Moyski • December 6, 2023 •

Saint Nicholas is one of the saints on the radar of secular and religious folks alike. His feast, on Dec. 6 in the Catholic liturgical calendar, is celebrated throughout the world by many Christian people. As the bishop of Myra in modern-day Turkey, Nicholas suffered persecution, imprisonment and torture under the emperor Diocletian. But he rose above the adversity to become beloved by many for helping the needy, standing up for justice, quashing heresy and interceding for the faithful in answer to many prayers. The storied saint is patron to many for his numerous loving and heroic gestures. Read more

Advent: The Opera Isn’t Over Till the Fat Lady Sings

Advent: The Opera Isn’t Over Till the Fat Lady Sings

By Jules Gomes • December 1, 2023 •

As Advent season approaches its climax, the Church highlights pivotal biblical themes of salvation, emphasizing both God's promises and the growing anticipation of fulfillment. Read more

The Death of America’s Machiavelli

The Death of America’s Machiavelli

By Martina Moyski • November 30, 2023 •

Henry Kissinger (1923–2023), one of America's most influential diplomats, died Wednesday at the age of 100. And while it is said to be unseemly to speak ill of the dead, that customary reservation does not trump speaking the truth about the dark side of his legacy. Read more

Thanksgiving Day: A Great Day to Give God Praise!

Thanksgiving Day: A Great Day to Give God Praise!

by Fr. Paul John Kalchik • November 22, 2023 •

Thanksgiving remains a favorite holiday for Americans. It even has little-known Catholic roots. Buck the trend of rejecting God this Thanksgiving, and remember to thank Him for all the gifts that He has showered down upon you and your family.  Read more

Ex-Priest Gets a Year, Victim Gets Life

Ex-Priest Gets a Year, Victim Gets Life

By Jay McNally • November 21, 2023 •

While this is yet another of scores of articles I've written over the last 40 years about pedophile priests who have been convicted for their crimes in Michigan, this story actually contains the words of the victim. The occasion for this news report is the Nov. 8 sentencing of former Michigan priest Timothy Crowley, 74, for unfathomable sex crimes he committed against a minor at an Ann Arbor parish. He was sentenced to one year in prison, five years of probation and slapped with a multitude of restrictions on his behavior.  Read more

The Meaning of the Arts and Proper Catholic Anthropology

The Meaning of the Arts and Proper Catholic Anthropology

by Mark Golbranson • November 16, 2023 •

The goal of learning, especially the liberal arts, is not to teach others but to apply what you have learned to your personal life and to live a "free" and virtuous life. A liberal arts education teaches one how to be free from being tied down to doing one thing. A student of the arts can do anything because he has learned how to learn. Read more

Clerical Heterophobia

Clerical Heterophobia

by Fr. Paul Kalchik • November 9, 2023 •

The Catholic priesthood in 2023 is largely a gay profession. Straight priests suffer heterophobia because of this sad phenomenon. When straight priests hang out with each other, we can't help but discuss the abuse we suffer from gay clerics. Oftentimes we laugh, but then other times we cry because the Church is doomed if this practice of ordaining gay men is not ended. Read more

‘The Day of Wrath’ — Judgment Day and the Souls in Purgatory

‘The Day of Wrath’ — Judgment Day and the Souls in Purgatory

By David Nussman • November 8, 2023 •

In the old form of the Roman rite, a funeral Mass or a Mass on All Souls' Day is called a Requiem Mass. That word, "Requiem," comes from the opening words of the Introit: "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine" — "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord." Read more

Liberals Demonize House Speaker for Protecting Son From Porn

Liberals Demonize House Speaker for Protecting Son From Porn

By Nicholas Wylie • November 7, 2023 •

The Left is attacking the new speaker of the House for advocating in favor of anti-porn software and keeping his family safe. Liberals continued their assaults on Mike Johnson, R-La., after a 2022 video recently resurfaced of him speaking at a Baptist church about the accountability software Covenant Eyes.  Read more

Goodbye, Heterosexual Men

Goodbye, Heterosexual Men

by Gene Thomas Gomulka • November 3, 2023 •

In April 2002, Michael Rose's "Goodbye, Good Men" shed light on the presence of gay subcultures and "heterophobia" within Catholic seminaries. The book documented the retaliation faced by heterosexual seminarians who either reported sexual misconduct or refused to engage in homosexual relations with their superiors or peers. Read more

Abortion Activists Oppose Our Lord at Murder Mill

Abortion Activists Oppose Our Lord at Murder Mill

By Alexander Karzon • October 31, 2023 •

Lives are on the line next month in Ohio. And even when confronted by obnoxious murder enthusiasts, Catholics remain steadfast in defending life. Over a hundred Catholics participated in the diocese of Toledo's annual Mass for Life and Eucharistic procession on Saturday, Oct. 28. The 9 a.m. Mass for Life was held at St. Catherine of Siena parish with His Excellency Bp. Daniel Thomas as the celebrant. Read more

Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Novena for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

By Church Militant • October 24, 2023 •

Powerful prayer to acknowledge past indifferences towards God and His graces, to express deep remorse and to seek God's grace and mercy for ourselves and the souls in Purgatory. Read more

What You Should Know About St. Anthony Mary Claret

What You Should Know About St. Anthony Mary Claret

By David Nussman • October 24, 2023 •

Saint Anthony Mary Claret was born in the year 1807 in the village of Sallent, Catalonia, Spain. He was the fifth of 11 children. He and his family often made pilgrimages to a nearby Marian shrine, and his parents taught him to pray the Rosary. From a young age, he felt called to be a priest, but young Anthony was trained in the family business of weaving. And when he was 17 years old, his family sent him to Barcelona to further study the craft of weaving at a large textile mill. Read more

Jesuit Refugee Service Funds Evil

Jesuit Refugee Service Funds Evil

by Michael Hichborn • October 16, 2023 •

The Lepanto Institute has received several requests concerning Jesuit Refugee Service, asking if it is safe for Catholic donations. After a lengthy period of research, we must unfortunately report that JRS as an organization is not safe for Catholic giving because directly and through its partnerships, JRS promotes and provides contraception, supports Planned Parenthood sex-education programs and is pushing a homosexualist agenda. Read more