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Cardinal Burke's Message on Combatting the Coronavirus

Earlier today, Cardinal Raymond Burke released a Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Please take some time to read this urgent message, which has been pasted below for your convenience. As Cardinal Burke says, we must be vigilant in defending ourselves against this virus, but "In considering what is needed to live, we must not forget that our first consideration is ...

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What is your “essence”?

What is this time of trial revealing in you?

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Spiritual Communion and Reparation Prayers for the Growing Health and Faith Crisis

Dear Apostoli Viae Family and other Friends, The health crisis we all face across the globe is significant, but it has also revealed a crisis in faith that is even more troubling to the faithful. This crisis of faith is both revealed in personal fear and in irrational behavior in relationship to how the Eucharist should be offered to the faithful. The purpose of this post is not to focus on ...

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Our New Shepherd

We have a bishop!

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Communion - Approach During High Health-Risk

How should we participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass when there is a high health-risk situation?

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Contemplation and Its Counterfeit

David Torkington compares and contrasts authentic and popular false teaching on this most important topic regarding what it means to draw near to God in prayer - contemplative prayer.

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The Redemptive Examen

The Examen is a prayerful reflection of the state of our soul, during the course of each day, in the presence of God. (Note: The Examen is not an examination of conscience, which can be found here.) This effective tool has been a constant in Church tradition but has become much more common through the practical framework of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. It is a powerful he...

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Reparation for Liturgical Abuse

Dear Apostoli Viae and other Catholic Family, As we head into Lent, my heart is drawn to deep gratitude for the glory of our tradition, our liturgy, and our faithful priests and bishops. I am grateful that Lent is beginning this week, and I am looking forward to the splendor of the Easter season that follows. I am especially grateful for courageous priests and bishops who offer faithful litu...

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Speaking to the Heart of the Abortion Issue

Every so often an argument comes to the surface on a key issue that cuts to the heart of the issue and sheds a powerful light of truth that is both timely and timeless. Even more powerful is when these arguments or truths come in the form of images that reach us at our core and sometimes fundamentally change the way we see the issues at hand. The two images below, the first revealing the hor...

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Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the sorrows of Mary’s life. There are seven sorrows of Mary. The prophecy of Simeon The flight into Egypt Losing Jesus for three days when he was in the Temple Meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary Jesus' crucifixion and death Jesus' being taken down from the Cross Jesus being laid in the Tomb ...

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