For Catholic Priests: How to Grow Your Parish

It’s December of 2020, and this year I want to give a Christmas gift to any Catholic priest out there willing to receive it. It consists of some basic bullet points that, if implemented, should revive your parish in the face of creeping Secularization in our culture, and growing Evangelical sects that constantly pilfer our […]

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Pastors, NOW is Your Moment — Don’t Miss it!

This is addressed to all of America’s Christian pastors, both Catholic and Evangelical; NOW is your moment to shine. Don’t miss it!!!!! Allow me to explain. Something very big is happening right now in the United States, and it’s the result of many different factors, but the big catalyst (and perhaps the final straw) is […]

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The Rise of Militant Catholicism and Rules for Retrogrades

The world has radically changed in the wake of the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) and with it the Catholic Church has changed too. The worldwide quarantine, of both the sick and the healthy, has spawned the birth of something new. Or maybe I should say the rebirth of something very old. The rise of Militant Catholicism […]

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Understanding Terms: Christian, Catholic & Protestant

This morning I read an article (see here) that made me laugh, because it relayed a story about a cardinal in the Catholic Church who doesn’t seem to understand some very basic terms. He suggested that Catholics who protest some actions of the pope ought to become Protestants, because that’s what they essentially are. I […]

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The English Patrimony is for All Catholics

If you’re a Catholic, and you speak English as your primary language, then you have a special heritage you may not even be aware of. The English Patrimony, lost in the Protestant world for centuries, has now been restored to the Catholic Church. I’m talking about the English spiritual heritage that was originally Catholic, from […]

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What to Expect from the “Dreaded” Amazon Synod

The Amazon Synod is scheduled to begin in just a couple weeks, and it’s been the talk of much consternation among conservative and traditionally-minded Catholics for almost two years now. I completely empathize with the concerns of my conservative and traditionally-minded Catholic brethren. I think their concerns are valid and should be taken seriously. On […]

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Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I’m frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can’t trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If […]

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A Benedict Option Community — In the Ozarks

I’ve written many times in endorsement of Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option. It’s a great read, and I highly recommend it. So does Archbishop Charles Chaput. The book is geared mostly toward Evangelicals, as Catholics (especially traditionally-minded Catholics) already possess many of the characteristics Dreher suggests are necessary to persevere in the current crisis, […]

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Traditional Catholicism — In English?

Our Lady of Walsingham Shrine in Houston, Texas

The Ordinariates of English Patrimony are growing. The parishes and communities therein are thriving, and people are starting to ask some serious questions about them. The following is a simple Q&A about it, which should clear up some of these questions… Are the Ordinariates of English Patrimony really Catholic? YES. They are 100% Catholic in […]

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Are Catholics Christian by Evangelical Standards?

Are Catholics considered Christian by Evangelical standards? You’ve probably heard different things from different people. The best way to determine this is to take a good look at the most commonly-agreed Evangelical Statement of Faith and see where Catholics stand in relation to that. The following is from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). This […]

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Liberal-Modernism Kills Authentic Ecumenism

  I think this is a topic that needs to be broached. How much do the antics of liberals and modernists in the Catholic Church harm authentic ecumenical relations? When I say “authentic” ecumenical relations, I’m referring strictly to those that lead to unity with the Catholic Church, as opposed to “superficial” ecumenical relations, wherein […]

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The Greatest Time to be a Priest

A candle in darkness outshines a bonfire in daylight. Not in living memory has there been a better time to be a priest. Not within a hundred years has there been a better time to be a priest. Not within a millennium has there been a better time to be a priest. And I say […]

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The Bible Belt — A Great Missionary Field for Catholics

In a previous blog, I wrote how Catholics and Evangelicals will be working together in the coming years. In another blog, I wrote that it’s easier to evangelize Evangelicals than it is Liberal Catholics. Finally, in a third blog, I explained exactly how to evangelize the Evangelicals. In this blog, I want to write about […]

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Evangelical Questions About Pope Francis

Living in the Ozarks, which is deep within the Bible Belt, I tend to get a lot of questions from local Evangelicals about Pope Francis. Lately, I’ve been hit with many, in rapid fire, and they’re not the good kind of questions. Much of this has been brought on by news reports concerning the Holy […]

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America’s Religion of Deism

Americans have always been a fairly religious people, but not always in the way people commonly think. For example, the English colonists, during the 17th century, were pretty strongly Christian; from Anglican to Puritan, Protestantism was the norm. Catholics were only barely tolerated in some colonies, and forbidden in most. By the 18th century, many […]

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How To Evangelize the Evangelicals

  In a previous essay, I wrote the time has come to forget the Liberal Catholics and Convert the Evangelicals. The premise of that essay, in a nutshell, is that Liberal Catholics have already abandoned the faith and have no interest in returning to it. Their fate is now sealed. We’re watching it happen right […]

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Forget Liberal Catholics — Convert the Evangelicals!

[Jesus] said to him, “A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people. He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, for everything is ready now.’ They all as one began to make excuses. “The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and […]

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The Benedict Option for Catholics

Rod Dreher is an amazing author and columnist. He was an Evangelical Christian who came into the Catholic Church, where he was confronted by the “Spirit of Vatican II” (a bastardization of the authentic Vatican II) and the Lavender Mafia, which promptly drove him out of the Catholic Church and into the arms of Eastern […]

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Mary’s Immaculate Heart Will Prevail

As Catholics we must remember this, in spite of the present crisis the Church now finds herself in, we have Our Lady’s promise at Fatima that in the end, her Immaculate Heart will prevail. What does this mean in the midst of our present crisis? Before we dive into that, let’s review what we actually […]

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No Fate Except for What We Make

It’s a line from the science-fiction Terminator films: “There is no fate except for what we make.” While this may be a popular culture cliche from the 1980s, there is an element of truth to it, and it most certainly ties back to the Christian faith. Humanity has a tendency to default back into the […]

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On the Conversion of Pagans to Christianity

We all know that Europe was once Pagan. Actually, the whole world was Pagan as recently as 2,000 years ago. At that time, the only monotheistic religion in the world was Judaism, centered mainly in The Holy Land of Israel (Palestine) with small Jewish colonies (synagogues) in major cities throughout the Roman Empire. At that […]

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Support the Anglican Patrimony WITHIN the Catholic Church

A number of Catholics have contacted me recently, inquiring where they might find worthy, traditional, orthodox and reverent Catholic societies they might support in the wake of the current crisis now unfolding in the Church, both in the United States and worldwide. Naturally, the first thing I tell them is to support any traditional parish […]

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You’re Not Helpless!

Since writing my previous essay entitled Where to Find a Traditional Mass, I have been inundated with emails and messages from people saying that they don’t live near any of these parishes, and asking me what to do. My first question is: what do you define as “near?” I know people who are driving over […]

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