No Coexistence: When Crusaders Clash with Satanists at Historic Cross

Satan showed his ugly head and was crushed by the Virgin at the Bladensburg Cross Memorial in Maryland. Followers of the Satanic Temple planned a July 10 rally at the Bladensburg cross in Maryland to declare the controversial cross to be a symbol for Satanists. However, Satan received a mighty blow when the temple members … Read more

The Life of Baldwin the Leper King


Modern society obsessively avoids suffering, risk and danger. It secures everything with seatbelts and safety rails, air conditions the summer heat, prints warnings on coffee cups and advises that that safety glasses should be used while working with hammers. Certainly such precautions have prevented misfortune. However, since heroism and excellence are born from confronting rather … Read more

Embracing Christ and the Cross


An authentic piety penetrates every recess of our souls, naturally stirring our most intimate emotions. Piety, however, is far more than feelings. It arises deep within ourselves from our knowledge of the truths that govern an interior life formed in accord with the Faith. To be sure, these life-giving truths are often acquired through diligent … Read more

Five Things to Thank God for on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving has become a secular holiday. It is a time for family get-togethers, sports events and shopping trips. There is some, but not enough giving of thanks on Thanksgiving. Moreover, when gratitude is felt, it frequently remains just a feeling that is not directed toward a good and personal God. Then too, when people thank … Read more

Reflections on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Part 4

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Seventh Reflection “Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him forth.” (John 19:16) In former times the cross was a humiliating, painful way of executing criminals. Thus, the word “cross” meant the same as “shame,” just as the word “handcuffs” today make us think of prison, condemnation … Read more

Reflection on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Part 6

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Eleventh Reflection “At about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: ‘Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’” (Matthew 27:46) Our Lord shouted from the height of the Cross. That heart-wrenching cry was due to the extreme sense of abandonment in which, seemingly, God … Read more

Returning to the Wellspring

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As the stage is set for a great storm, our common peril forces us to look for a vision of life that will serve to unify the nation. We believe this vision will not be inspired by economic reforms, financial policies, or government programs. The question remains as to where we must go to find … Read more

Thousands Petition to Keep Cross in Public

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Petitions are being gathered nationwide to support the Bladensburg Cross, a monument in the form of a cross dedicated to honor American heroes of World War I. The Cross, standing forty feet tall in a road median in the town of Bladensburg, Maryland, was erected in 1925 by the residents of Prince George County to … Read more