Author: S&P

Why Obi-Wan Kenobi loved the Latin Mass…

While actor Alec Guinness is most widely known for his foundational role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original trilogy of the Star Wars films, he was also a Catholic convert. In fact, by the time he portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi, Guinness had been Catholic for around 20 years and would frequently make retreats at Catholic monasteries, witnessing the prayer lives of monks…possibly helping his portrayal...

We owe it to God in justice to recover the virtue of Religion…

We are not used to thinking about owing anything to God. In many ways, religion has become focused on “me,” going to Church therapeutically to feel good about oneself. In reality, we owe God everything. Religion, traditionally understood, sought to render to God the worship, homage and thanksgiving that was due to him as God, the one who made us, cares for us and saves us. In Catholic theology, th...

On Ascension Thursday, Vatican Announces Pope Francis Will Lead Rosary May 31 for Peace in Ukraine and End to Wars Worldwide…

By Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis will lead a Rosary for peace as a sign of hope for those suffering from the ongoing war in Ukraine and wars around the world. The news was announced on Ascension Thursday in a statement from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.  “At the conclusion of the Marian month, Pope Francis wishes to offer a sign of hope to the world, suf...

Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale is the most beautiful church in the world…

Pope Benedict XVI has often said that the most effective apologetics for Christianity are the lives of the saints and the art that the Church has grown in her womb. For that reason, the Church must always take both seriously: forming disciples to be saints and creating a culture in which beauty is cultivated and appreciated.   When and where the Church has thrived, both have normally come tog...

“Think of a number.” How do math magicians know your number? Here’s how it’s done…..

Math has a certain logic to it. If you use it to accurately describe a situation, sometimes you can predict the inevitable — for instance, the moment an eclipse will take place — centuries in advance. To those unfamiliar with the math behind the prediction, this outcome might seem like magic. Indeed, the science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology ...

Everything we know about the murder of Deborah Samuel, a young Nigerian Christian who was stoned by her Muslim classmates…

Deborah Samuel was a 19-year-old Christian from Tungan-Magajiya in the Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State. She was in her second year studying home economics at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.  Four days ago, Deborah was killed by a mob of her Muslim classmates who claimed she had blasphemed against the Prophet Muhammad. A video of this religious execution circulated o...

6 Things Every Single Mom Needs to Know

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A very Pelosi newsletter (and some other stuff too)…

Hey everybody, It’s a pretty cold day here in Colorado, and this is The Tuesday Pillar Post. There’s a lot to talk about – namely, Nancy Pelosi and Archbishop Sal Cordileone, so let’s get to it, shall we? San Francisco news You know, or most of you do, that on Friday Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may not be admitted to Holy Communion in the ...

The Vatican megaphone was once something to be reckoned with. In the case of Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai, its power is fading from disuse…..

Tertullian, the first major Christian theologian to write in Latin, is thought to have coined the maxim Semen est sanguis Christianorum, typically (and rather freely) translated as “the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Martyrs, we usually think, are those who shed their blood “in hatred of the faith”: the definition of martyrdom used by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Sain...

Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘My Heart Is Broken for the Massacre at the Elementary School in Texas’…

His words were greeted with applause by pilgrims. The pope was speaking after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, southwest Texas, on May 24, killing 21 people. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that officers were believed to have killed the shooter, a local 18-year-old identified as Salvador Ramos. U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Joe Donnelly said on May 25: “We are witn...

Without Mentioning Zen’s Arrest, Pope Francis Says He’s Praying for the Church in China…

National Shrine and Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Sheshan, also known as Basilica of Mary, Help of Christians, in Shanghai, China. lobia, Wikimedia. Chinese Catholics have a special devotion to Our Lady, Help of Christians, who is venerated under that title at a Marian shrine in Shanghai, China. “This coming Tuesday is the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin, Mary Help of Christians, particularly dear ...

‘But only say the word’ — What every Catholic needs to know about receiving Holy Communion…

Since the Eucharist and the proper disposition to receive it is in the news, let’s review.  The present day encouragement for all to receive Communion, simply because they are Catholic, desire to receive, and judge, themselves, that they should and can based on that desire — well, that’s not consistent with Catholic practice from any point in its history. Throughout that history, when Catholi...