June 14, 2023

Unveiling The Pope, the Council, and the Mass to a New Generation A book review by Michael Lofton (This article has been reproduced here with permission from Where Peter Is) The Pope, The Council, and the Mass by Dr. James Likoudis and Dr. Kenneth D. Whitehead (Christopher Publishing House, 1981; Rev. Ed. Emmaus Road, 2006)   “[The Council] has invested its teachings with the authority of the supreme ordinary magisterium, which ordinary magisterium is so obviously authentic that it must be accepted with... Read more

June 12, 2023

In the post-conciliar Catholic world, amidst a plethora of interpretations of the Second Vatican Council,  wildly divergent understandings of papal authority, and ceaseless polemics around the Sacred Liturgy, The Pope, the Council and the Mass (Christopher Publishing House, 1981; Rev Ed., Emmaus Road, 2006) an apologetics text clarifying the Church’s magisterial teaching, co-written by my grandfather, James Likoudis, and Dr. Kenneth D. Whitehead, shines as a powerful testament of Christ’s providential light to dispel the darkness of confusion. Amidst my... Read more

March 14, 2023

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February 5, 2023

The Canary in the Coalmine: The IRF Summit and Protecting Religious Freedom in Our World Today This past Wednesday, the 3rd annual International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington DC came to a close, gathering leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the current state of religious freedom in the US and abroad and the steps that need to be taken to promote and protect this fundamental liberty. Presenters this year included Samantha Power – USAID Adminstrator; Newt Gingrich... Read more

December 20, 2022

No Empirical proof for Empiricism Proving or disproving the existence of God is a predominantly rationalistic endeavor, not an empirical one, rendering modern atheism’s positive belief in God’s non-existence a non-sequitur. It is always an error to limit truth-seeking to empiricism alone when aiming for a rationalistic conclusion. Modern atheism, in its insistence upon using empiricism as an all-purpose tool, does so in pursuit of the exact question that transcends it as a discipline. When empiricism fails to render a... Read more

December 20, 2022

What Really is Freedom? Aristotle states – “Freedom is the ability to do what one ought. To act always as ones’ desires dictate is not freedom but slavery, and slavery to a hard master. Even an animal or a slave can live according to its desires.” Author, Christian apologist, and Oxford-Cambridge professor C.S. Lewis dealt extensively with this philosophy and made it his own, working it out through exchanges and debates with his contemporaries and friends which comprised his literary... Read more

August 15, 2022

In Honor of 200 years of Catholicism in the U.S. (Aerial shot of the Baltimore Basilica)   In 1789, when Pope Pius VI issued the Papal Bull Ex Hac Apostolicae, John Carroll was appointed the first bishop of the newly formed colonies which would eventually become the USA and would begin a legacy that has endured under the patronage of The Blessed Virgin Mary, for over 200 years. (Archbishop John Carroll)   Archbishop Carroll, a born-Marylander, grew up around the... Read more

August 15, 2022

Historical Overview Nature and Grace – two simple words with incalculable importance in the life of the Church. Their ecclesial origin can be traced back directly to the Gospels, while their importance could be seen to have become popularized at least as early as the time of St. Augustine who has been termed the Doctor of Grace. Their importance persists to this day in theological discussions about the relationship between human nature and divine grace, particularly in terms of how... Read more

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