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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 Rome has failed and fallen into apostasy. "See," they hope to say with glee, "you thought the gates of hell...

Advent and the Four Comings of Christ

Can you believe it? Christmas is this week. For most of us, it has come much too quickly. We feel caught off guard and unprepared. We are in panic mode, striving to finish up last minute preparations for family dinners and parties. Yet, during this season, Holy Mother Church asks us for a different kind of preparedness, a preparedness that...

Spiritual Weapons: The Name of Jesus

"Flog your enemies with the Name of Jesus, for there is no weapon more powerful in heaven or on earth." - St. John Climacus "Blessed be the Name of Jesus." - The Divine Praises Among the spiritual weapons in our arsenal, there are none as powerful as the Holy Name of Jesus. The saints have healed the sick, conquered temptation,...

A Sermon on the Eve of Battle

The year is 1147. Knights and soldiers from around Europe are gathered at the gates of the great city of Lisbon on the eve of a monumental battle with the Muslim occupants. They have erected a giant moveable engine to scale the gates (like the kind in Lord of the Rings). Their enemy is merciless, and they know full well they face the high...