An Explanation for the Bewildered – Crisis Magazine

Gather round, my children. Perhaps I should have explained this before Charlottesville and Berkeley, though I never thought you would hear me. Years ago you read this poem. You said you didn’t understand it, but really you were just having too much fun in those days to pay it much attention: Turning and turning in … Source: An Explanation for the Bewildered – Crisis Magazine

Leading Artists, Architects, and Philosophers to Gather in Chicago for Sacred Arts Conference

CHICAGO (September 5th, 2017) – This October 29th, the Catholic Art Guild, a Chicago-based community of artists, will host a landmark conference bringing together leading philosophers and artists to rediscover the power of Beauty in the modern world. The conference, entitled “Beauty and the Restoration of the Sacred”,  will feature English philosopher Sir Roger Scruton, well-known for his BBC documentary “Why Beauty Matters,” as well as architect Duncan Stroik, classical artist Anthony Visco, and art historian and educator Denis McNamara. The ground-breaking conference opens with a Solemn High Mass featuring Renaissance choral music in the baroque splendor of Chicago’s historic…

Removed Catholic Facebook Pages Have Been Restored

Update from yesterday’s post regarding the mysterious removal of 24 Catholic pages from the Facebook social network. All 24 pages have been reinstated. Why were these particular pages removed? As of 9:00 am this morning, no explanation has been issued. Thus far no apology has been given. I would really like to know what happened. Did an anti-Catholic group report these popular Catholic sites as spam? Disgruntle employee? We may never know. The wonderful news is that the removed sites are back. Evening update: Facebook has sent their official explanation for the removal of the Catholic pages. According to Facebook,…

Is Facebook Anti-Catholic? Anti-American?

Without warning, Facebook has removed Catholic pages from their social media network. According to ChurchPOP, there are at least 26 confirmed Catholic pages that have been removed.  Please read the original post from ChurchPop here. So much for Facebook’s neutrality. I get that Facebook is a private company. I get that they can kick off anyone they want. I find it extremely disturbing that Facebook is so anti-first amendment and so anti-Catholic. I hope this is just a huge misunderstanding. I hope Facebook apologizes and reinstates all the Catholic pages it removed. In the meantime, there is a new social…

Happy Birthday America!

Hi there! I just have a few minutes before we start our Independence Day celebration, but I wanted to share something with you. Here is a very short clip of my favorite loves… God and country. It is from Mass at St. John Cantius in Chicago. If you haven’t done so yet today, please pray for America and her leaders. If you don’t know a prayer, I like this one but there are many on the internet. America needs your prayers every day. I hope you have a safe and wonderful July 4th! May God Bless you and may God…

Chicago Candlelight Procession to Honor 100 Years of Fatima – OnePeterFive

Yesterday, I received an email from Father Joshua Caswell at St. John Cantius parish in Chicago. They have an event coming up this weekend and they want to “fill the streets of Chicago” in honor of Our Lady. “This Saturday, May 13th,” he writes, “in the streets of Chicago, thousands will peac Source: Chicago Candlelight Procession to Honor 100 Years of Fatima – OnePeterFive

Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and Fatima – Crisis Magazine

It was June 6, 1987. Ronald Reagan was on his way to Rome to meet with Pope John Paul II. Their first meeting at the Vatican had taken place five years earlier, June 7, 1982, whereupon the two men shared their mutual convictions that they believed God had spared their lives from assassination attempts the … Source: Ronald Reagan, John Paul II, and Fatima – Crisis Magazine