The present mainstream Church stands in stark contrast to the ancient faith and all of its history. Interpretation runs wild, and past supposed "sins" of the Church are denounced or ignored. The Church's teachings can even be sidestepped, especially by those who wish to be simultaneously Christian and an ally - or even member -… Continue reading Modernist Double-Think
In the modern world, many individuals find that they are spiritually conflicted. Undesiring to be religious, while also holding a disdain for blatant atheism, these persons may identify as agnostic. Agnosticism is the belief that, since one may not empirically prove nor disprove the existence of the divine, it is irrational to profess faith. This is not the same as atheism, which is denial of (a) divine being(s).
Too often, we see the hammer and sickle raised up in the streets of America. This symbol embodies Communism, both its violent reign in the USSR (and Maoist China, and so on) and its present existence as a bourgeoisie academic fascination. Much irony can be found in the reality that most modern-day Communists, at least… Continue reading The Saturnian Sickle and the Babylonian Hammer
Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, was a direct disciple of Peter and John. He was martyred by being thrown to the wild beasts in Rome, but on his way to his triumphant fate, he wrote many epistles, letters, to the Early Church. In these epistles we find clear basis for our traditions and doctrines, clear… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch & the Real Presence
With the recent beatification of Justo Takayama, who lived from 1552 to 1615, many Christians, especially Catholics, are left surprised - when did Christianity reach Japan? As Christians, it is our duty to understand, and relate to the experiences of our brethren wherever they may be. The mainstream understanding of the development of Catholicism in… Continue reading Kirishtan: Christianity in Sengoku Japan
The human race is ordained for absolutes. We can see evidence of this in the world today, and the argument for it is explained by St. Thomas Aquinas. People act toward an end in all of their actions in service to some higher ideal. This ideal is our highest motivator and what drives our actions… Continue reading Quid est Rex?
Forty-two White army veterans joined the Carlist Requeté militias during the Spanish Civil War.