Catholic culture · Clergy Sex Abuse

Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time

This decree, with a cover letter, was read at all Masses today, the First Sunday of Advent, within the Diocese of Lake Charles. Our bishop, Glen John Provost, is strengthening the spiritual life of the diocese. These decrees make demands upon us, the laity. I urge everyone in Lake Charles to do their part to… Continue reading Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time

Catholic culture · divorce · Espanol · Spanish language

Trip to Spain: I discover Ruth Institute Fans!

During my recent trip to Spain, I found that I have some fans over there. Pablo Gines, editor of Religion in Liberty, a Catholic news outlet, had already translated one of my articles into Spanish. This is my book review of Scott Hahn’s The First Society, translated into Spanish. Mr. Gines added a chart to… Continue reading Trip to Spain: I discover Ruth Institute Fans!

Catholic Controversies · Catholic culture · Marriage

Denigrating the Priesthood

It is bad enough that Queers in the Church use their positions as cover for their sexual exploits. (See Cardinal McCarrick.) It is bad enough that the “progressives” make bad arguments for Church teaching “evolving.” (See John Gehring’s long-winded NYT whine. Absent from Gehring’s NYT’s bio, is his association with the Soros-funded Faith in Public Life.) As if… Continue reading Denigrating the Priesthood

Catholic culture · Mother of God

You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Back in my parish in San Marcos CA, the celebrations today are out-of-control and over-the-top. My old parish, St. Mark’s, (St. Mark’s; San Marcos; get it?) was about one third Mexican. They went all out for this feast day. I grew to love it. I went… Continue reading You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

American politics · Catholic culture

The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

The Church asks that we pray for the souls in purgatory, especially in November. We are the Church Militant. The Souls in purgatory are the Church Suffering. They need our help. There’s only one door out of purgatory for the Holy Souls there. It opens only into heaven. But here’s the catch: they open it… Continue reading The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

American politics · Catholic culture · Gender Identity

Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation

LifeSiteNews reports: In a reversal of federal policy that pleased marriage advocates and angered LGBTQI groups, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo interpreting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as not intended to apply to transgenders…. Sessions explained that the word “sex” in the 1964 law means “biologically male or female,” so that… Continue reading Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation