The Saint of the Titanic: The Last Voyage of Fr. Thomas Byles

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

On board in all directions there was the sound of running feet. It was clear there was something wrong. Before hearing anything, however, one had somehow sensed ...

Satan Hates the Family. Here’s Why.

The United States just legalized gay “marriage.” Fear is in the air. I will simply share these thoughts:

The final war between Satan and the Lord God is over the family. Why? Because the family is an icon of the Most ...

Chesterton: The Youth Will Save the Church

Those claiming the Catholic Church is dead are many. Secularists can’t wait to put the last nail in the coffin of their greatest enemy and publish the obituary. Anti-Catholic protestants can’t wait for the day when they can claim definitively that ...

Fraternitas: Countdown to Launch Day

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing details on the launch of my new men’s society, Fraternitas (see here and here). To review, Fraternitas is a community for men offering you the opportunity to build you Catholic library with ...

This Father’s Day, Vow to be a Committed Catholic Father

It is mid-June, so it is time for the annual national “head nod” to fathers on Father’s Day. For many, Father’s Day will pass unrecognized; for others, Father’s Day will be celebrated with “man-gifts” (e.g. tools, sports gear, etc.) and perhaps ...

5 Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Holy Eucharist

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

In the writings of the saints, there is unanimous agreement that the Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift of God to mankind—for it is nothing less than Jesus Christ himself. ...

A Few Thoughts on the Environment

Both secular environmentalists and Catholics are waiting with bated breath for the release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si. Many Catholics are deeply worried that the pope will play into the agenda of radical environmentalists, while many secularists are ...

A Fraternitas Update

At the beginning of the month, I announced Fraternitas, a community for Catholic men. If you missed the announcement, here are the basics: For a low monthly fee, Fraternitas will help you build your Catholic library, meet other brothers in ...

A Heart of Flame: 4 Reasons to Love the Sacred Heart

We are well into the month of June, and many of us are are celebrating warm weather and clear skies with barbecues, vacations, and time outdoors. But there is another aspect of this month that is often forgotten: Holy Church has dedicated June to the ...

10 Ways to Grow in Prayer

Prayer is the key to salvation.  St. Augustine says that he who prays well lives well; he who lives well dies well; and to he who dies well all is well. St. Alphonsus reiterates the same principle:  “He who prays much will be ...