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  • Mary, Destroyer of Heresies

    In August of 2017, I posted a link to the video lecture titled, Mary, Destroyer of Heresies, by Bishop Athanasius Schneider. I had a chance to listen to it, again, over the weekend, and I found it, again, to be quite instructive, and an antidote to the misinformation on the Blessed Virgin Mary which floats about in the world today. I am re-posting…

  • Hail Mary: The Immaculate Conception and Singular Lady

    When Catholics cry out Hail Mary, we do so to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception, the Holy Mother of God, the glorious Queen of Heaven and Earth. If any person describes this singular, beloved, and holy Lady as a “normal girl,” do make a mental note to yourself that they might not have read, or understood, Ineffabilis Deus, the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which was published…

  • Pope Leo XIII Speaks on the Rosary

    “…let them cling more and more to the practice of the Rosary, to that devotion which our ancestors were in the habit of practicing, not only as an ever-ready remedy for their misfortunes, but as a whole badge of Christian piety.” Pope Leo XIII, 1883 The following is the first of eleven (!) encyclicals written by Pope Leo XIII (b. 1810-…

  • Labor Still

    The Kingdom of Heaven by G.K. Chesterton (b. 1874- d. 1936)   Said the Lord God, “Build a house, Build it in the gorge of death, Found it in the throats of hell, Where the lost sea muttereth, Fires and whirlwinds, build it well.” Laboured sternly flame and wind, But a little, and they cry, “Lord, we doubt of this…

  • We Wish You a Merry Marymass

    We wish you a Merry Marymass, St. Mary’s Day, Lady Day, or, as it is commonly known, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. What a happy day! The Lesson at today’s Mass refers to the Virgin Mary, and reads: “The Lord hath blessed thee by his power, because by thee he hath brought our enemies to nought. Blessed art thou,…