Praying the Hail Mary for Spiritual Warfare

  One of my favorite Catholic images is that of the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the child Jesus, standing on the globe crowned with twelve stars, trampling a serpent under her feet and offering the rosary to the world. This image from the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation captures the majesty and power [Read More…]

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Worried? Upset? Confused? Here’s a Great Problem Solver

The other day a woman came to see me with a problem. During her prayer time she saw an angel. It was a beautiful angel who smiled at her. She told me all about her vision in great detail and waited for my reply. I said, “Wonderful. What are you going to do about that?” [Read More…]

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Cardinal Burke Knocks the Armchair Critics of Amoris Laetitia

In this article for the National Catholic Register Cardinal Burke sets out exactly what the pope’s exhortation is, what it attempts to do and how it should be received. He says clearly that those who set themselves up as critics of the Holy Father and the exhortation are wrong and are causing scandal. The behavior [Read More…]

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Is It Time to Head for the Hills?

My latest article for CRUX explores the “Benedict Option” Is it time to head for the hills? That’s what St Benedict did. By the end of the fifth century the great Roman Empire had completely collapsed. The center of government had moved to Constantinople. The Vandals and Goths had sacked Rome, and the church and [Read More…]

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Ten Reasons for the Marriage Mess

The two synods on the family and the Holy Father’s exhortation published last week provide guidance for Catholics who are enmeshed in what I call the Marriage Mess. The fact of the matter is, the whole human race–and not simply Catholic Christians are going through a crisis that is bigger than just the question of [Read More…]

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The Pope’s Exhortation – A Parish Priest’s Perspective

In the wake of yesterday’s publication of Amoris Laetitia allow me to weigh in with a parish priest’s perspective. In the midst of a busy day in the parish I didn’t actually have time to read the exhortation. Neither did I have time last night or this morning. However, I have read some of the online commentary, [Read More…]

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