When my mother died in June 2004, I went through what probably many people went through — the marking of certain anniversaries. The first birthday of mine she was not here, the first Christmas, the first Notre Dame game of the season, the first this and the first that. That first full year after a loved one dies is so difficult because every day or week or holiday is full of reminders that they are no longer here. And then it just occurred to me one day that my perspective was totally wrong. In my sorrow, I was not looking at things as a faithful Catholic.read more
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Michael Voris is a multiple Emmy-award winning TV producer/reporter with more than 20 years experience in broadcast journalism. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame (’83) with a degree in Communications and also received his theologian’s credentials with an S.T.B. (magna cum laude) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (The Angelicum) in 2009. read more
When you hear clerics, be they bishops or priests, make heretical or near-heretical statements about Jesus Christ like “He didn’t know who He was” or “He learned about His Divine mission from creatures” and so forth, it is a dead giveaway — a spiritually dead giveaway — that the person saying it has no understanding of the nature of the Church. Likewise, when a priest or bishop babbles on about changing language and interpretation of this or that Church teaching to get with the times and so forth, it is also a dead giveaway that they do not understand who Jesus Christ is.read more
When a ship is being crashed and thrown around by waves in a massive storm, the single most difficult thing to do is stay the course. There are all sorts of temptations to change direction or take other measures that would never be taken if not for the typhoon, but the course is always known, and it cannot be deviated from.
In 2009, Church Militant became nervous, as did many faithful Catholics, about the lack of an overwhelming response from bishops about Obama’s Notre Dame appearance. Church of Nice, Establishment Catholics touted that 88 bishops had signed statements, saying it should not happen. What they did not say is that more than 300 other bishops said nothing, and a good number of those 88 merely penned their names to a statement from their statewide conferences — not a personal denunciation.read more
The battle is heating up, approaching red hot, in fact, between the forces of truth and lies. And here is why — the Truth, as it always does, will win out. It’s very metaphysical actually and very simple because truth can exist without lies but lies cannot exist without truth. While many people may view these two as opposite equals, they actually are not.
Lies are the opposite of truth but lies can never be equal to truth. Every human being knows this in the depth of his soul because we are hardwired for truth. As Jack Nicholson screamed at Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, we may not be able to handle the truth but we do want the truth. Truth and lies are like two massive armies, foraging across the countryside with truth always seeking out the lies in order to destroy.read more
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