More From the Fathers

(Desmond Birch is one of the foremost living Eschatologists in the Church. He is, perhaps, best known for his great eschatological work, “Trial, Tribulation and Triumph: Before, During and After Antichrist.” Though meticulously detailed, it is a very accessible work for those who want to know what the Church formally teaches on this enigmatic subject. […]

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Best of the Fathers

(One of our regulars here, James I. McAuley, has come up with a basic list of readings from the Church Fathers, in order that we all may be more grounded in our faith. McAuley, an accomplished lawyer, has made a deep study of Church Fathers. As I have often emphasized here, you do NOT have […]

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Counsel for the New Year

By Charlie Johnston Throughout the world, we are not what we once were. Whatever we will be after the existential agonies of these times have past, it will be something new. Whether sublimely good or horribly bad, it will not be what we have ever been before. There are a host of perils that face […]

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The Longest Night

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 […]

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A Little Christmas Story

(I wrote this story during Advent of 1996. I have gotten in the habit of reprinting it each year at this time. I hope you enjoy it – and Merry Christmas!-CJ) Joseph’s Way Posted on November 2, 2015, by charliej373 By Charlie Johnston The true son of true God was adopted by a man, that […]

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Unshackled – One Woman’s Story

(This piece is the first person account of a woman who journeyed from radical feminist to faithful, orthodox Catholic. Collen DeLima is a friend of our team member, Lisa Huber. I love this story because it illustrates a great truth: fear and hurt often present as anger. Some people are just angry jerks, but many […]

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Short Takes – Deceptions, Both Malignant and Ignorant; Christmas Movies and…Puppy Slippers

By Charlie Johnston Adolf Hitler is a monster unique to modern history. He largely is the answer to the theoretical question of what would happen if a psychotic serial killer gained pre-eminent power over a great nation. Thus, it is often truly said that the first person who brings up Hitler in a political argument […]

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Renew the Face of the Earth

(I first stumbled upon this piece on Our Lady of Guadalupe three years ago. It was written by Dr. Peter Howard and first appeared at Spiritualdirection.com. Dr. Howard is an authority on Bishop Fulton Sheen. He currently is based in Peoria and is a popular speaker on Bishop Sheen, Mariology, and the renewal of the […]

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Proclaim the Kingdom Boldly

(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 […]

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