A Catholic View of the D-Day Commemorations

Last week Western leaders convened to commemorate the 75th anniversary of “D-Day,” the Allied invasion of the Normandy coastline which began the bloody and destructive struggle to “liberate” Europe from Nazi domination. Not only were there solemn speeches given in honor of the men who were slaughtered at Normandy and across the battlefields of Europe, … Continue reading A Catholic View of the D-Day Commemorations

Holy Week and the Decline of the West

At one time, Holy Week -- Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday -- was recognized and commemorated by the Western world as a solemn period when earthly matters were put aside, and focus was directed to history's most seminal event. Most businesses were closed or had reduced hours, especially during the Sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, … Continue reading Holy Week and the Decline of the West

On the Feast Day of Christ the King

  Today marks the feast day of Christ the King! To a world that had long forgotten that Christ is King not only over individuals in their spiritual lives, but of all creation, Pope Pius XI in 1925 instituted, Quas Primas. The encyclical is an explicit rebuke to the concept that the civil authority is … Continue reading On the Feast Day of Christ the King