(This was a comment by a faithful Priest who is a longtime reader and occasional commenter here. It describes the view from the pulpit from those who, despite the trials of these times, endeavor to live their mission with fidelity and fortitude. I liked it so much I reprint it, with permission, as a stand-alone […]Read More From the Fiery Furnace
(Two of the things that worry me these days are actually flip sides of a single coin. On the one hand, I worry that some people are going to be indiscriminate about condemning honorable – though sometimes timid – clerics because of the hideous behavior of some in the clergy. On the other, I worry […]Read More Clergy Be Holy
By Charlie Johnston Many are shaken now that the battle over abortion has ventured into the territory of outright infanticide. It is right it should be so. It is hideous to see people who constantly congratulate themselves on their superior morality revealing that they don’t even have the most basic form of decency. It is […]Read More The End of the Beginning – Part III
By Charlie Johnston As this decade began, every leftist leader in America – and most of the world – was pointing to Venezuela under the guidance of strongman Hugo Chavez, as the icon of what we should all aspire to become. They were downright fawning over how Chavez had shown how a “just” society could […]Read More The End of The Beginning, Part I
By Charlie Johnston It is ironic that the most smugly self-righteous generation in our nation’s history will likely be looked at with revulsion by future generations for having knowingly perpetrated one of the great atrocities of history. Despite science proving that a child is fully human from the moment of conception, this generation insists on […]Read More Short Takes: The Battle for Life, an Early Feminist and…Go Chiefs!
(Most here know that our Beckita, Managing Editor of this site, cares for an aging Chinese Priest, Fr. Wang. Actually, Fr. Wang is an American Priest who was born in China. When the communists took over and started their reign of terror, Fr. Wang came to America where he has remained ever since. He writes […]Read More Fr. John B. Wang: A Wonderful Life
I don’t really want to write anything until after Christmas. Maybe just a few notes to tide you over. In the last month I have spoken to about a dozen people I much respect who have had their faith shaken badly by events of this last year. Some have abandoned faith almost altogether, hanging on […]Read More The Longest Night
(My friend, Dan Lynch, who has worked tirelessly promoting devotion to Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Our Lady of America, and St. John Paul, sent this piece to me for reprint. Lynch is in the middle of his Advent Appeal. He spends the year getting images of Our Lord and […]Read More When a Saint Addressed the US Bishops
(We had a little technical glitch this afternoon. The site was redirecting improperly. Steve BC is constantly quietly refining things here – and every once in a while you get a glitch. I made Steve aware of it and he quickly had it fixed. Sorry if any of you were briefly inconvenienced. What a godsend […]Read More Proclaim the Kingdom Boldly
(I published this piece a little over three years ago. It seemed such a perfect companion piece to Deon Mangan’s “Paradise on Fire” that Beckita quoted it in the comments section. Alas, though, many who read the articles here miss the rich food to be found in our comments section. So I add it here […]Read More Live It!