The Counter Revolution of 1793

This article appeared in the Catholic Exchange, written by STEPHANIE A. MANN. Although the French Revolution’s ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood (Liberté, égalité, fraternité) seem laudable, in practice they were combined with a program of dechristianization. The revolutionaries were acting on the Enlightenment philosophes’ verbal attacks on the Catholic Church, regarding it as an ally of … More The Counter Revolution of 1793

The Holy Eucharist

This article was written by Mons Paul C Vella. Monsignor Vella is a Judge in the Maltese Archdiocese’s Tribunal, he is also the Chaplain of the Cloistered Benedictine Nuns in Imdina. Fr Paul is a Conventual Chaplain of the Order of Malta. O sacrum convivium! in quo Christus sumitur: recolitur memoria passionis eius: mens impletur gratia: et … More The Holy Eucharist

Religion and Society

During his visit to the United Kingdom, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reflected on the importance of religion in society. The fundamental questions at stake in Thomas More’s trial continue to present themselves in ever-changing terms as new social conditions emerge. Each generation, as it seeks to advance the common good, must ask anew: what are … More Religion and Society

The Message of Fatima

Written by then Cardinal Ratzinger for L’Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English on 28 June 2000. “To save souls” has emerged as the key word of the first and second parts of the “secret”, and the key word of this third part is the threefold cry: “Penance, Penance, Penance!” The beginning of the Gospel comes to mind: … More The Message of Fatima