Bl. John Henry Newman

Bl. John Henry Newman

Today is the memorial of the great Bl John Henry Newman. Remember his tender and wise words: God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I [Read More...]

Atheism: Don’t Even Think About It!

The Great One

An atheist not only does not believe in God, he doesn’t believe in angels or demons. He doesn’t believe in heaven or hell. He doesn’t believe in the reality of the spiritual realm at all. He can’t. An atheist must also be a materialist. This is where ¬†Chesterton’s observation in Orthodoxy ring home: Spiritual doctrines [Read More...]

Divine Mercy Shrine in Greenville

Divine Mercy Shrine, Lower Church, Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville

Here is what the proposed Divine Mercy Shrine in the new church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Greenville will look like. Situated in the Lower Church, the Divine Mercy Shrine will feature small shrines to Pope St John Paul II and St Faustina. In the ambulatory that circles around the back of the [Read More...]

The Cardinal Clash

    Here is my latest article for ZENIT which analyzes the real clash between the two camps of Cardinals Kasper and Burke The Burke/Kasper clash is therefore about much more than the treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics. This is a clash between easy going establishment Catholicism and radical anti-establishment Catholicism. The clash is [Read More...]

Impotent and Irrational Rage

Irrational Demonic Rage

  Here is the latest in my series on the seven deadly sins for Catholic Exchange website. I will always remember a conversation with an exorcist¬†in which he stated that the devil is full of impotent and irrational rage. His fury against God and all that is good is impotent because he has no power [Read More...]

All Are Welcome…Really?


The theme song at the moment seems to be “All are safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.” In other words, “All are welcome!” Of course all are welcome in the Catholic Church, but this truth is balanced by the fact that the church has a door. The sheepfold has a gate. The path [Read More...]