19 06, 2019

RomeCast 11: Reclaiming St. Therese of Lisieux

By |2019-06-19T03:47:39+00:00June 19th, 2019|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

If things fall apart at the human level of the Church, we actually need St. Therese of Lisieux more than any other modern saint.  Was St. Therese just the "cute" saint of French rhetoric,  or was she the secret weapon of light God gave us to face the dark warnings of Fatima?  We consider her post-humous intercession in an exorcism that happened in 1928 in Iowa and consider how confidence in the goodness of God is the virtue between the vices of Pelagianism and Quietism.  As St. Augustine wrote, "God provides the wind; man must raise the sail."

16 06, 2019

Athanasian Creed on the Trinity

By |2019-07-22T01:29:14+00:00June 16th, 2019|Theology|

In the old Divine Office, all of us priests pray during the morning hour called "Prime" the Symbolum Athanasium or Athanasian Creed on Trinity Sunday.  (It is prayed even more frequently in ancient editions preceding the 1960 Roman Breviary.)  The Creed below is attributed to St. Athanasius of Alexandria in the 4th century, written to distinguish true Catholic-Christians (from Arians who denied the Divinity of Christ.) This Creed on the Father, Son and Holy Spirit begins with the unusual and striking words, "Whosoever wills to be saved..."(Quicúmque vult salvus esse) "before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith." This is followed by an astonishingly beautiful and powerful treatise on [...]

16 06, 2019

On Commendation of the Soul and Expiration

By |2024-06-10T02:32:06+00:00June 16th, 2019|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

For probably over 1000 years, these are the last prayers any Catholic would hear at the moment of death, prayed by the priest after both extreme unction and the Apostolic Pardon. These prayers are known as the Commendation of the Soul, the Litany for the Dying, The Three Prayers for Mercy and the Prayers at the moment of Expiration.

11 06, 2019

RomeCast 9: How Do Catholics Maintain Courage in the Public Forum?

By |2019-06-11T22:07:35+00:00June 11th, 2019|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

How do Catholics navigate conscience and public courage in a time of doctrinal confusion?  In today's RomeCast, we look at some high profile Catholics like Jim Gaffigan, Joseph Sciambra and Justice Thomas, as well as a pro-life priest in Colorado.   We also recall the price of telling the truth, as seen in the recently deceased Natacha Jaitt.

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