Friday, June 26, 2020
Father Moloney: Say His Name - Crisis Magazine: On June 7, Father Daniel Patrick Moloney, Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sent an email to his flock regarding the death of George Floyd in police custody. According to news reports, Father Moloney said that Mr. Floyd “had not lived a virtuous life,” and that cops “deal with dangerous and bad people …
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Father Moloney vs. the Cult of Woke - Crisis Magazine: Progressivism is not an ideology, but a political religion. Black Lives Matter is not a political movement: it’s a secular cult. I’m sure Crisis readers need no convincing on either point. But, should any doubts remain, consider the case of the Reverend Daniel Patrick Moloney. Until June 9, Father Moloney served as Catholic chaplain for …
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The Bondage of Cultural Illiteracy - Crisis Magazine: “We could have a summer of love.” — Jennifer Durkan, Mayor of Seattle “At last I am free!” declared Martin Niemoller, holding a small book as the prison door was locked behind him. He had been allowed to keep a Bible, and his words would have been an inscrutable paradox only to those who do …
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
We have had examples of heresy at work attacking the root of the Faith, the Incarnation, and specializing upon that of which Arianism was the great example.
The schisms are as much attacks upon the life of the Catholic Church as are the heresies; the greatest schism of all, the Greek or Orthodox, which has produced the Greek or Orthodox communion, is manifestly a disruption of our strength
We have had the growth of the foreign body from within, the Albigenses, and all their Manichean kindred before and after them.
We have had the attack on the personality that is the unity, of the Church which is Protestantism.
The Protestant attack differed from the rest especially in this characteristic that its attack did not consist in the promulgation of a new doctrine or of a new authority, that it made no concerted attempt at creating a counter-Church, but had for its principle the denial of unity.
And we now behold, even as Protestantism is dying, the rise and growth of yet another form of conflict the proposal to treat all transcendental affirmation as illusion.
We have had examples of heresy, working from without and forming a new world in that fashion, of which Islam is the great example.
The Mohammedan attack was of a different kind. It came geographically from just outside the area of Christendom; it appeared, almost from the outset, as a foreign enemy; yet it was not, strictly speaking, a new religion attacking the old, it was essentially a heresy; but from the circumstances of its birth it was a heresy alien rather than intimate.
It threatened to kill the Christian Church by invasion rather than to undermine it from within.
St. Peter Claver, Jesuit apostle to African slaves, honored Sept. 9: On September 9, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary who spent his life in the service of African slaves brought against their will to South America during the 17th century.
The Eldest Daughter of the Church - Crisis Magazine: Recently Le Figaro printed an essay (“Le Christianisme est le coeur de l’Europe: n’oublions pas la leçon de Jean-Paul II !”) by Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of Poland, celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Pope Saint John Paul II and the battle of Warsaw, which saved Poland and Europe from invasion by Bolshevik …
Monday, June 15, 2020
Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The First Three of the 40 Martyrs of England and W...
Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The First Three of the 40 Martyrs of England and W...: As promised , I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show with Matt Swaim at about 7:50 a.m. Eastern/6:50 a.m. Central to start our survey...
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
JUNE 10, 2020
‘United Against the Invisible Enemy of All Humanity’CRISIS MAGAZINE
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Ratification of the Lateran Treaty: The Parliament of Italy ratified the Lateran Treaty , which had been signed on February 11 at the Lateran Palace, on June 7, 1929. This Tr...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Who Will Guard the Guardians? - Crisis Magazine: Six or seven centuries “are like an evening gone” when tracing the course of common sense, and so James Madison found no anachronism in conjuring the shades of Juvenal and Cleon, more than six centuries apart, to make a point about the perils of the right and wrong manipulation of human will. He asked with …
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020