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A Leaven In The World… Rome Panics Over The TLM

March 25, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World… Rome Panics Over The TLM

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK My priest Ordination classmates and I requested maniples be sewn to match our first Mass vestments. It was post-Ecclesia Dei in 1992 and postconciliar lay-dominated liturgy had a firm grip on parish life. We nursed hopes all the same that some day soon we would learn the ancient Mass and offer it again for the faithful.We never dreamed that only 15 years later the Pope would free the immemorial liturgy once again, declaring that any priest at any time could offer the Traditional Latin Mass for anyone. In other words, what was ever Catholic is always Catholic.Benedict XVI in Summorum Pontificum made the point that what was at one time sacred in the Church cannot…Continue Reading

Living In A Fool’s Paradise

March 24, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Living In A Fool’s Paradise

By FR. JAMES ALTMAN Dear family, we just celebrated “Laetare Sunday,” which means “to rejoice.” I know that you know that our rejoicing is not about anything in this world; rather, our rejoicing is in eternal joy in the next. Again, our rejoicing is not about anything in this world, which is why our rejoicing this Laetare Sunday, March 14, 2021, is so ironic. It was one year ago, on March 15, 2020, the Ides of March — a sort of doomsday from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar — I said to you the following words:“Dear family, several dioceses have already canceled all Masses, so now the faithful cannot come to receive the Bread of Life. So, I do not know if…Continue Reading

Love God With Selfless Charity

March 22, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Love God With Selfless Charity

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Palm Sunday (YR B) Readings: Mark 11:1-10Isaiah 50:4-7Phil. 2:6-11Mark 14:1-15:47 Today, in the span of less than an hour, we recall the events that began with our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and culminated with His Passion and death in merely five to six days. One notices the emotional switch of the people to hailing Jesus to calling for His crucifixion. This reminds us of our own emotional swings which range from feeling great love and zeal at one moment to falling into the most unfortunate of sins in the next moment. It reminds us that emotions are not logical and that we must be careful not to make our decisions based on our emotions.At the…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

March 19, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Catholic Replies

Editor’s Note: Are you interested in finding some good Lenten reading? Why not choose one or more of our books? The books available are Catholic Replies and Catholic Replies 2, All Generations Will Call Me Blessed, Who Do You Say That I Am?, Catholicism & Reason (Apologetics), Catholicism & Scripture (Salvation History), Catholicism & Society (Marriage and Family), Catholicism & Ethics (Medical/Moral Issues), and Catholicism & Life (Commandments and Sacraments). While they usually range in price from $10.95 to $17.95, you can purchase them at a special Lenten price of $5 each, plus $10 shipping for up to five books and $15 for more than five books. All orders must be paid by check. You can learn more about these…Continue Reading

Hypocrites Unmasked

March 18, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Hypocrites Unmasked

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK “You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!” (Matt. 23).The frauds have been unmasked. An episode in the Scriptures about hand-washing can shed some light. Just as a gnat was unclean and so was strained out of water or other liquid before drinking, so was washing hands also ceremonially purifying.“At that time, the Scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, ‘Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they do not wash their hands when they take food’” (Matt. 15).In the Holy Gospel for Wednesday of the third week of Lent, the Lord is attacked by His detractors among the scribes and Pharisees. They catch His followers…Continue Reading

What Price Was Put On Your Soul?

March 17, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on What Price Was Put On Your Soul?

By FR. JAMES ALTMAN Dear family, we just heard about Jesus making a whip and driving out the bad guys from the Temple. It’s a historical fact. It happened just before the bad guys orchestrated His crucifixion. Bad guys always crucify Jesus — directly on Calvary, or indirectly by persecuting or martyring His faithful ones. So, the question we can ask ourselves now is, whom would Jesus drive out of the Temple in our day? Who are the bad guys in our temples today?We know who the bad guys are. They are the ones who fail to keep His Father’s Commandments. These Commandments are not a confusing thing. There only are ten, and they have been around since Moses, about…Continue Reading

Jesus Is The New Covenant

March 15, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Jesus Is The New Covenant

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Fifth Sunday Of Lent (YR B) Readings: Jer. 31:31-34Heb. 5:7-9John 12:20-33 In the Gospel reading today, we hear about some Greeks who came to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. These people approach Philip (whose name is Greek) and ask to see Jesus. Philip brings this request to Andrew and the two of them go to Jesus to intercede on behalf of these people. The answer our Lord gives is very important for us to understand.Jesus begins His answer by stating the time has come for Him to be glorified. Within a few days prior, our Lord had made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Clearly, He did not see this as His glorification because He spoke of…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

March 12, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on Catholic Replies

Editor’s Note: Are you interested in finding some good Lenten reading? Why not choose one or more of our books? The books available are Catholic Replies and Catholic Replies 2, All Generations Will Call Me Blessed, Who Do You Say That I Am?, Catholicism & Reason (Apologetics), Catholicism & Scripture (Salvation History), Catholicism & Society (Marriage and Family), Catholicism & Ethics (Medical/Moral Issues), and Catholicism & Life (Commandments and Sacraments). While they usually range in price from $10.95 to $17.95, you can purchase them at a special Lenten price of $5 each, plus $10 shipping for up to five books and $15 for more than five books. All orders must be paid by check. You can learn more about these…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… Greedy For The Comfort Of Grace

March 11, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on A Leaven In The World… Greedy For The Comfort Of Grace

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The mother of James and John was mistaken to request places for her sons, one at Christ’s left and the other at His right, in His Kingdom.“At that time, as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them, ‘Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the Scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified; and on the third day He will rise again.’ Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons; and…Continue Reading

The Godless “Synodal” Approach

March 10, 2021 Our Catholic Faith Comments Off on The Godless “Synodal” Approach

By FR. JAMES ALTMAN Dear family, each year when I would begin to teach high schoolers at the best high school in the diocese (measured by the greatest Catholic identity), I would tell the kids that the number one thing that annoyed Fr. Altman was uninformed opinions. I didn’t mind if anybody asked any question. However, the most dangerous words out of anyone’s uninformed mouth were: “Well, what I think is. . . .” I would tell them that the simple fact is that my opinions did not count and — neither did theirs.That was a shocking statement to them. It also is shocking to our modernist American ethos. It is shocking because our modernist American ethos is imbued with…Continue Reading