30 05, 2024

Hope For America in the Heartland

By |2024-05-29T02:46:15+00:00May 30th, 2024|Theology|

Riding my bike around Denver as a 12 year old boy, I got good at maps.  These were obviously the days before cell-phones and GPS, so I studied my maps as a hobby.  I studied city maps of Denver and Chicago, state maps of Colorado and the Eisenhower Interstate System.  I would look at globes for hours, memorizing countries all over the world.  For me, my map study was always about both location and meaning. The current return to tradition that Catholics are making across the globe is strong, especially places like France and the United States.   As I mentioned above, for people obsessed with geography like me, I [...]

27 02, 2024

Fr. Leo: Denver’s Priestly Martyr of the 20th Century

By |2024-02-27T03:59:13+00:00February 27th, 2024|Theology|

The Martyrdom of Father Leo Heinrichs OFM, by David Gabler, citing the February 1908 edition of the Denver Catholic Register: Father Leo Heinrichs woke up the morning of Feb. 23, 1908, and prepared for the 6 a.m. Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Denver. While he normally said the 8 a.m. Mass, Father Leo asked his vicar, Father Wulstan Workman, if he would switch on account of a meeting he had later that morning. It was the last Mass the Franciscan priest ever celebrated. While distributing Holy Communion, an Italian immigrant named Giuseppe Alia approached the altar rail, and knelt down to receive Holy Communion as given to [...]

22 11, 2023

The Life and Death of St. Cecilia As Told By St. Alphonsus

By |2023-11-22T17:55:30+00:00November 22nd, 2023|Theology|

St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr, has always been most celebrated in the Church of God; even from the fourth century a Church has been dedicated to her honor in Rome; and honorable mention is made of her, not only in all the martyrologies, but even in the Canon of the Mass. In the eighth century there was a report that Astulphus, King of the Longobards, had carried off the body of our saint from Rome; but she appeared, in a vision, to Pope Paschal I, assured him that the report was false, and encouraged him to seek her relics. The holy pontiff found them, in the cemetery of Prætextatus, Prætextatus, [...]

2 11, 2023

Miracles and Saints of the Catholic Church

By |2023-11-07T18:44:39+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Theology|

So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”—John 4:48.  This line is typically seen as a reproach from Our Lord Jesus Christ, but perhaps it is a pledge, namely, that we weak human creatures need to see miracles to believe.  The following is a brief but powerful compilation of [mostly] modern miracles and saints that gives great evidence to the Catholic Faith.  It was put together by my brother's godfather. Miraculous, visible proof; events not explainable by science; A miracle is a sensibly perceptible  effect, surpassing at least the powers of visible nature, produced by God to witness to some truth or to [...]

1 06, 2023

Who Is Sister Mary Wilhelmina OSB?

By |2023-05-31T22:03:30+00:00June 1st, 2023|Theology|

From Fr. David:  Mary Elizabeth Lancaster was born on the 13th of April 1924 in St. Louis, MO.  She entered Benedictine religious life as a teenager.   Later in life, Sr. Mary Wilhelmina founded the traditional congregation Queen of Apostles.  There, she died on 29 May 2019.  Four years later, on 18 May 2023, she was exhumed and found incorrupt.  (Incorrupt means minimal corruption to a deceased body, and this is normally seen as a sign of God affirming great sanctity in the life of the deceased.)  The following guest post is written by Mother of Wildlings, @ravenousreader. Who was Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster? Most Catholics know her as the “Incorrupt [...]

2 02, 2023

Early Martyrs Against Religious-Pluralism

By |2023-01-30T02:39:56+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Theology|

Most modernist Catholics have a sentimental devotion to the early martyrs. Perhaps in the eyes of modernist Catholics, the early martyrs seem like weak but ignorant victims at the hands of bygone Roman procurators.  Perhaps this is simply how things happened in a more cruel time of world history?  Yet, we must remember that St. Felicity had her execution delayed with St. Perpetua precisely because she was pregnant.  Even the Roman Empire would not kill an unborn baby, as they admitted this was shedding innocent blood.  So, which age is more cruel?  Ours or theirs? Another thing we may overlook today is that the pagan procurators of the Roman Empire [...]

29 11, 2022

St. James Intercisus, Martyr of Second Chances

By |2022-11-28T22:45:28+00:00November 29th, 2022|Theology|

St. James Intercisus' martyrdom from Butler's lives of the saints, reprinted with permission of Sensus Fidelium.  St. James' feast day in the Roman Martyrology and the Eastern Rites is 27 Nov. St. James was a native of Beth-Lapeta, a royal city in Persia, and a nobleman of the first rank, and of the highest reputation in that kingdom for his birth and great qualifications, both natural and acquired, and for the extraordinary honors and marks of favor which the king conferred upon him, and which were his most dangerous temptation. For when his prince declared war against the Christian religion,† this courtier had not the courage to renounce his royal master and [...]

3 08, 2021

The Rage and the Victory

By |2021-07-31T21:17:04+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Theology|

On the topic of the "vaccine," notice that the left is not quoting their false-science anymore as much as their morality.  And their "morality" is now devolving into a diabolical rage and hatred against those who won't take their baby-injected jab: Yes, this is a real tweet I saw full of hatred for those who will not take the vaccine.  This is the rage that is coming. A traditional Catholic woman on Twitter who goes by Rae (who I suggest everyone follow) posted this: As of early August 2021, we are not yet at level 7.  But levels 1-6 are being fulfilled simultaneously against anyone who will not [...]

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