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Let’s study the impact of the Traditional Latin Mass…

COMMENTARY: The U.S. bishops will likely discover considerable evidence that proliferation of traditional Latin Masses has been largely a unifying force in the Church — worshippers have been brought into the parishes where youthful zeal is having a n...[Read More]

Msgr. Burrill and the ‘Droit du Monseigneur’…

It looks like many Catholics, from the progressives to the integralists, are mad at The Pillar for outing a top USCCB cleric over his alleged use of the gay hook-up app Grindr, which is used to arrange impromptu gay sexual encounters. The Washington ...[Read More]

How extraordinary is the Extraordinary Form? The frequency of the ‘usus antiquior,’ analyzed…

Pope Francis last Friday promulgated canonical legislation that significantly restricts the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Credit: Thoom / Shutterstock. The motu proprio Traditionis custodes has been discussed extensiv...[Read More]

The matrimonial gift: “With my body I thee worship…”…

The Painters Honeymoon – Frederic Leighton “With this ring I thee wed; this gold and silver I thee give, with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.” In last week’s article, I made the claim that not only is it possi...[Read More]

Why children need real heroes and true history…

2 minutes Summary Simply put, opines John Clark, do not make heroes of men and women unless you want your children to grow up to be like these particular men and women. Some claim that the main reason to learn history is to avoid the past mistakes of...[Read More]

Mississippi appeals lower court rulings, asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade…

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the state of Mississippi urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn Roe v Wade, taking a more aggressive approach than the one presented when they asked the court a year ago to hear the case. The case for overturnin...[Read More]

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The Biggest “But” in the Bible (Ephesians 2:4)

Trivia time! What’s the biggest but in the Bible? We will discover the answer to that question today in our study of Ephesians 2:4. I will also answer a quick q...

Sin Leads to Wrath (Ephesians 2:3)

Ephesians 2:1-3 explains the greatest problem humanity faces on this earth. Ephesians 2:3 reveals the root cause of this problem, and how it leads to the destru...

Praying for Our Teens

“If my teens are doing something wrong, Lord, please let them get caught.” Believe it or not, when I began writing Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens, almost...

The Subjects of Satan (Ephesians 2:2)

Do you understand what is going on in the world? You would, if you understand the real problem with humanity. Ephesians 2:2 begins to show us what this problem ...

What does it mean to be dead in trespasses and sins? (Ephesians 2:1)

Ephesians 2 is one of the most misunderstood and misapplied chapters of the Bible. This study provides a brief overview of how to understand Ephesians 2, and th...

What is the Global Day of Forgiveness?

Have you heard of it before: Global Day of Forgiveness? This day is perhaps not fixed in your calendar but why not? On July 7, the world reflects on: forgivenes...

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When Fear Suffocates You

By the time I was 21 years old, I had suffered a lifetime of disappointments. Both of my parents were dead, and all my grandparents and most of my aunts and unc...

August Scripture Writing Guide (2021)

Scripture writing plans are incredibly simple, yet incredibly effective for helping us read, interpret and absorb the Word of God. Rather than simply letting ou...

A Story about a List and Some Spoons

It wasn’t a conventional list—my list of things I fear. I didn’t write down my fear of certain places—the deep ocean, outer space, being trapped in a small area...

We Have Power

Read –  Revelation 1:10 “On the Lord’s Day I was in the spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.” Charles Spurgeon o...

Wandering Through an Unknown Tomorrow

I love to learn. The process of asking questions and finding answers exhilarates me. However, the speculation surrounding the pandemic paired with constant outr...

Praying for Our Teens

“If my teens are doing something wrong, Lord, please let them get caught.” Believe it or not, when I began writing Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens, almost...