Pope

Irrationality and Infallibility

St. Peter's Basilica at Night (and Ponte Sant Angelo over the Tiber)

Not too long ago I spoke with yet another Protestant minister who is about to leave his ministry and join the Catholic Church. He said he ended up in this situation because he had a seminary professor who kept challenging his students to, “Think it through.” He tried to think through his opposition to Catholicism because he had a parishioner […]

Daily Catholic Quote from G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton

“So far as a man may be proud of a religion rooted in humility, I am very proud of my religion; I am especially proud of those parts of it that are most commonly called superstition. I am proud of being fettered by antiquated dogmas and enslaved by dead creeds (as my journalistic friends repeat with so much pertinacity), for […]

Lenten Prayer Intentions for Our New Pope

I don’t know about you, but when I heard the news about Pope Benedict XVI, my heart dropped. I was immediately saddened. Being in the news business, I had to immediately push this aside in order to work to confirm the statement — and work with our Register team and EWTN to get the word out. Since this initial scramble, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton

“So far as a man may be proud of a religion rooted in humility, I am very proud of my religion; I am especially proud of those parts of it that are most commonly called superstition. I am proud of being fettered by antiquated dogmas and enslaved by dead creeds (as my journalistic friends repeat with so much pertinacity), for […]

Daily Catholic Quote from G. K. Chesterton

  “The modern mind will accept nothing on authority, but will accept anything on no authority. Say that the Bible or the Pope says so and it will be dismissed without further examination. But preface your remark with ‘I think I heard somewhere,’ or, try but fail to remember the name of some professor who might have said ‘such-and-such,’ and […]

“Catholics Aren’t Christians” – and Other Common Myths

I was once thoroughly stunned when a lady asked me, in all seriousness, whether Catholicism was a cult. This was the first of many times I have found myself attempting to debunk myths about my faith. Here are some rather prevalent ones with ammunition for setting the record straight: Catholics worship Mary. Here’s the truth: Catholics deeply respect Mary, but […]

Daily Quote from the Gospel of Mathew

And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose […]

Explaining the Authority of the Pope Through the Eyes of a Loving Parent

Loving Parents Care for Their Young While making dinner, you notice an eerie quietness in the room where your 2 year old has been playing.  Rounding the corner, you catch sight of the reason why: Little Timmy has found joy jumping on the sofa. In an instant, without conscious deliberation, your eyes take in the corner of the coffee table, […]