• The Results of this past November’s Vocation’s Congress in Rome
    This past November I traveled to Rome for a Vocation congress put on the by Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations headed by Monseigneur Bonnici and finalized by Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski.The document points out various forms which have been useful in promoting vocations to the priesthood. It can be found here: http://serra.org/images/documents/document_english.pdf In my opinion it reiterates what most of us already know….the […]
  • Fidelity in Higher Education
    The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this […]
  • The Not Pontifical and Not Catholic University of Peru
    The matter with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is settled as far as the Catholic Church is concerned: SECRETARIA STATUS N. 3168/12/RS DECREE The Secretary of State, fulfilling the mandate of His Holiness Benedict XVI, sent a letter to the Honorable Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru on February 21, 2012, reiterating […]
  • Co-Education, A Step Backward?
    All of my 18 years of “formal” education (K-12-Masters) has been in a co-ed environment. This includes everything from learning how to tie my shoes, algebra, public speaking class, calculus and heck…even philosophy. One of my Latin classes on the Peloponnesian war was all male only because what we were reading was pretty violent literature -the girls […]
  • Another One Bites the Dust…
    One of the oldest universities in Europe (notice I didn't say oldest Catholic university since they were ALL Catholic)…makes a declaration of independence. The Catholic University of Leuven, or of Louvain, was the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. The university was founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant […]
  • The Polarizing of Faith and Reason In A Few Quotes
    In the so-called “Enlightenment” the classical view of the world was DIVIDED. Two main movements formed which fed off of each other, leaving us with the intense debate we have today: Fideism (Faith) “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”  ―  Martin Luther  Empiricism (Science) (and similar “post metaphysical” theories) “If we take in […]
  • Prayer composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791 (Repost)
    Prayer for Government We pray, Thee O Almighty and Eternal God! Who through Jesus Christ hast revealed Thy glory to all nations, to preserve the works of Thy mercy, that Thy Church, being spread through the whole world, may continue with unchanging faith in the confession of Thy Name. We pray Thee, who alone art […]