For the past week or so, I’ve had to split my usual duties here at the apostolate with taking care of my father, who has been hospitalized since more than a week ago with a pretty serious bout of pneumonia. Please keep him in your prayers. He’s doing somewhat OK — all things considered — but is by no means in the clear. Spending so much time and rearranging my usual life around tending to him at the hospital has given me the opportunity to step out so to speak from the usual bubble of Church Militant. I’ve had to go to Mass and confession in places where I don’t usually attend and wow! If I have ever had a doubt or wonder that what we do here is not sorely needed, I can dispel those doubts.read more
In typical fashion, McCloud never actually addressed any specific concerns, but stressed the CCHD’s procedure for allegedly ensuring a high standard of accountability. At the beginning of the letter, McCloud said the following: “In years past, CCHD staff met with Mr. Hichborn of the Lepanto Institute with no positive results. Additionally, the CCHD Subcommittee asked that we not meet with him since there seems to be no amicable resolution.”
Since McCloud decided to claim in this email that his meetings with Hichborn had no “positive results,” it’s important to put this claim into context. In a meeting Hichborn had with McCloud in 2011, CCHD offered to provide a grant to him and a colleague … an offer they flatly refused.read more
When Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph took the infant Jesus into the Temple to present Him according to the law, Simeon said to Our Blessed Mother that Her Son would be a sign of contradiction. He certainly was and certainly is. Contradicting is the only real disposition a follower of Christ can have.
The world is fallen. All sorts of realities fall from that single truth — sin, evil, an inclination on the part of all humans to sin and quite often more than just an inclination but an actual lusting and desire for sin. The status quo is this fallen, and therefore it must be contradicted.read more
Frank Andrews: A couple of weeks ago when the Fr. James Martin firestorm hit the local media because he is the winter commencement speaker at Misericordia University, I called him, and we interviewed him. We had non-stop calls for an hour and a half. One of our listeners suggested that based on that conversation that I look up the website of a group called Church Militant, which I did. He suggested that I watch a video, which I did. And then I contacted them and asked if their director would mind doing an interview with us, and Michael Voris is on the line with us right now He is the founder and president of Saint Michael’s Media and the senior executive producer of Church Militant. Michael, thank you for taking time out of your busy day.read more
When we approach the spiritual life, there’s is only one view which can predominate and that is spirituality involves conflict — spiritual combat as some of the mystics called it. Images of militancy on the way to holiness are all over the pages of Sacred Scripture. Struggle, combat, fight — this is the hallmark of Catholicism. It’s why the Church on earth is called the Church Militant. It’s why we chose the name we did for our activities and productions because the need to bring to mind once more the reality that the Church Militant must be emphasized.read more
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