Latin Mass Society President Photographs Nude Women; Archdiocese of Detroit Issues Warning

It looks like the jig may be up for self-proclaimed “Catholic serial entrepreneur” Anthony Raphael Perlas. It's recently come to light that Perlas, president of the Latin Mass Society and professional photographer based in southeastern Michigan, takes two kinds of photos: photos of demure young Catholic women wearing mantillas and chapel veils; and risque, even nude portraits and provocative videos..On October 30, the Archdiocese of Detroit issued an internal advisory to its clergy, then … [Read more...]

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Statue of Blessed Virgin, Lost Following Battle of Lepanto, Has Been Found

On October 7, 1571, a patchwork fleet of Catholic ships primarily from Spain, Venice and Genoa, under the command of Don Juan of Austria, was at a distinct disadvantage. The much larger fleet of the Ottoman Empire--a force with 12,000 to 15,000 Christian slaves as rowers--was extending toward Europe. But Pope Pius V called Catholics to pray the Rosary, and the Holy League was victorious. The story was romanticized in Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote and in G.K. Chesterton's ep … [Read more...]

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Would St. Jerome Go to the Library?

September 30 is the feast of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church, patron of libraries. The most scholarly of the church’s early theologians, Jerome has an extensive list of writings.  His commentaries and letters offer a peek into fourth-century life in Rome, but he is probably best known for translating the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate).  Medieval paintings of the saint always show him with a large book.Which has me wondering:  If Jerome, scholar that he was, were alive today, would he go … [Read more...]

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