“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”: Reacting to Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio

Last Friday, Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio restricting the use of the Tridentine Latin Mass, which undid the good of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum. Now, bishops must approve the use of this form of the Mass, new traditional parishes that celebrate the Extraordinary Form cannot be formed, and if the bishop does … Continue reading “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”: Reacting to Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 8

Today, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Wisdom, which helps us to understand the greatness with which eternal rewards far surpass earthly things, and aids us in desiring these eternal goods rather than passing earthly ones. Eighth Day:Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 8

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 7

Today, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Counsel, which helps us to incline our hearts toward the good and shun evil. It also aids in our discernment of God's will for our lives. Seventh Day:Come, O Spirit of Counsel, help and guide me in all my ways, that I may always do … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 7

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 6

Today, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Understanding, which helps us to know and believe the mysteries of our redemption and see things in the Light of God. Sixth Day:Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten our minds, that we may know and believe all the mysteries of salvation; and may merit … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 6

Why We Can’t Use Evil to Bring About Good: Aborted Cell Lines in Testing, Research, and Production

This post is long overdue, since the COVID-19 vaccines have been out for a while now, but this is a topic that will always be important because it involves the dignity of human life and the Church’s prohibition on using evil means to produce a good result. Before we get into this topic, I should … Continue reading Why We Can’t Use Evil to Bring About Good: Aborted Cell Lines in Testing, Research, and Production

Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 5

Today, we pray for the gift of the Spirit of Knowledge, which helps us to discern God's will and to know the vanity of the things of this world, so that we will only use them for the glory of God. Fifth Day:Come, O Blessed Spirit of Knowledge, and grant that I may perceive the … Continue reading Novena to the Holy Ghost in Preparation for Pentecost: Day 5