Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

Happy Columbus Day! – Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical “Quarto abeunte saeculo”

Today, 10th. Oct., many countries in the New World celebrate the Anniversary of the arrival of Christoph Columbus in the Americas. We find an encyclical by Pope Leo XIII written on the occasion of the 400th. anniversary of the discovery … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 31 Comments


NEVER SURRENDER TO THE LURE OF PESSIMISM VATICAN CITY, 9 OCT 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today made a pastoral visit to Lamezia Terme and Serra San Bruno, located in the region of Calabria in southern Italy. He began the … Continue reading

Posted in Mass, Pope Benedict, Vatican Information Services | Tagged | Leave a comment

Blessed John Henry Newman on Liturgical Reverence

In a recent interview, Cardinal Koch mentions the principle “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi” (the law of prayer is the law of belief). Deacon Keith Fournier explains this principle in this way: “How we worship not only reveals and guards what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Remember our priests

Fr Raven (no relation, alas!) relates a distressing story about clergy under pressure from their superiors for failing to kow-tow to the modernist mores of the last century. Similar stories can be found elsewhere as the forces of reaction make … Continue reading

Posted in Bishops, Canon Law, Church Politics | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment