What the Roe v. Wade Decision Has Revealed

It has been impossible to avoid the arguments online coming from those upet by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. What is most amazing to me are the crazy self-contradictions that come out of the months of the pro-Choice crowd. The apparent absence of all reason is shocking. This morning, I listened to a man arguing that the battle for abortion rights is “not for women to fight alone”. It appears that children IS a battle for women to fight alone, but not the battle for the right to kill them. Crazy. Women argue that a woman has the right … Continue

How Overturning Roe v. Wade Can Fix Our Catholic Lives

On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. While this decision will prove to be far less significant on the ground than both sides imagine, it draws attention to many problems in American life that we need to reflect on. If we use this opportunity, we can also fix our Catholic lives, which in America, are confused and broken. Understanding Authority The Supreme Count was established by the U.S. Constitution as one of the three branches of the federal government. Its purpose is to interpret the … Continue

God Will Reward Our Good Work, Even if Men Don’t

St. John the Baptist

Encouragement from this morning’s Mass reading, on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. “Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing; uselessly spent my strength, yet my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God.” Isaiah 49 We are God’s servants in this world. Our only concern is to do our duty. Results are dependent on many factors not in our control, and we are not responsible for them. God will reward us for the faithful work that IS in our control. Mr. William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academy

Thinking about the Eucharist

A face is not visible behind a veil.

Whenever I attend Mass, I pray that God would help me to understand the sacrament of the Eucharist. Recently, a phrase in St. Thomas Aquinas’ prayer before Mass struck me as being important. It occurred just as the Mass was about to begin, but I knew there was something really important there. The words that struck me were these: Loving Father,as on my earthly pilgrimageI now receive Your beloved Sonunder the veil of a sacrament,may I one day see him face to face in glory,who lives and reigns with You for ever. As I read that prayer (which I read … Continue