Parallel Centuries

Looking at the historical Church parallels between the 16th century and the 21st century is shocking. For those of you who don’t know history, the 16th century was quite a mess. Corruption in the Catholic Church was extremely high. There were terrible popes. Sexual license was rampant throughout the Church but most especially in Rome.... Continue Reading →

Poetry is in Battle

I wear a ring that has some runic letters engraved on it. Rune is the written language of the ancient Germanic people (today the indigenous people of the U.K., Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany and Austria). The Vikings continued to use it until fairly recently in Old Norse, so its usually associated with them, but it actually... Continue Reading →

Europe is Catholic

The so-called "European Union" or EU is failing because it is not based on the one and only thing that could possibly hold it together -- Catholicism. By ditching its Christian heritage, the EU was doomed to failure before it ever really began. A union based on Secularism is doomed to fail. Such will be... Continue Reading →

Inculturation — What It Is and Isn’t

In sharing the Gospel with the world, the Catholic Church has adopted a process called inculturation. This can basically be summed up as follows. The traditions of the Gospel have a central doctrinal core, which are based in Mosaic Judaism, but redefined according to Christ and his Apostles. Some traditions are essential and cannot be... Continue Reading →

Schism in the Catholic Church

While the title of this essay may be controversial, I think it reflects a certain reality currently unfolding before our eyes. I am not writing to "declare" a schism. I have no authority to do so, nor do I need to. The schism has already been declared by the words and actions of many others.... Continue Reading →

Rebirth of the Russian Empire

Throughout the 1990s, South Ossetians aggressively pushed for independence from the Republic of Georgia, ultimately seeking reunification with North Ossetia in Russia. Then on 12 November 2006, South Ossetia held a referendum which resulted in an overwhelming "yes" vote for independence from Georgia. In response both the Republic of Georgia, and the international community in... Continue Reading →

When St. Patrick Weeps

What happened in Ireland is so terrible because of the implications behind it. In the United States, the American people never voted, en masse, to legalise abortion. Outside of the very liberal "blue" states, where politicians can't even get elected unless they're at least modestly pro-abortion, the vast majority of American states ("red" states in... Continue Reading →

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