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Testimony of First Promises

The investiture was something that has changed everything for me...

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Hell is Real - People Really Go There

In the important article below, Dr. Grondelski explains the philosophical, cultural, and theological backdrop to a few important maxims that I regularly propose. This piece and these maxims are helpful to lead us to an important traditional reflection on the last four things as we head into Advent. Here are the maxims: The human person has an infinite capacity for self-deception We alwa...

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A Prayer for This Present Darkness

A Powerful Prayer for Difficult Times in the Church Mary - Mother of the Church, Guardian Angels of the Church, our parish, and diocese, St. Peter - Father of the Church, St. Joseph - Protector of the Church, we beseech you to join with us in prayer for the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, leaders, and all Apostoli Viae members around the world. Merciful Father, we beg You by Your boundless lov...

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The Holy Spirit Breaks through to Wake a Cynical Heart

There is a kind of cynicism that can set in when you come to a certain age, or when you work in the Church - in the news... then something breaks through. In an instant this morning, the Holy Spirit pierced my heart and reminded me where I came from... a broken desperate Jewish boy who was in despair to the point of suicide. The boy didn't know it, but his heart longed for the Messiah to...

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Manifesto of Faith

Manifesto of Faith - Cardinal Gerhard Muller - (Full Screen and Turn up the Volume) Take time to watch and pray and then live...

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There Is No Spiritual Progress Without the Imitation of the Suffering of Christ

"Would that I could persuade spiritual persons that the way of God consists not in the multiplicity of meditations, ways of devotion or sweetness, though these may be necessary for beginners, but in one necessary thing only, in knowing how to deny themselves in earnest, inwardly and outwardly, giving themselves up to suffer for Christ’s sake, and annihilating themselves utterly. He w...

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"I am a Contemplative"

Can or should anyone claim to be a "contemplative?"

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Catholic Disbelief in the Eucharist

What are the root issues as to why a recent poll reveals that most Catholics don't believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist?

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On Spiritual Motherhood and Fatherhood

“After the Trinity and with My glorious humanity, Mary is the noblest creature who exists and can exist in heaven, for God Himself, even though divine, cannot bring about anything more worthy, more perfect and more beautiful since she bears in her being the reflection of all the perfections God can communicate to the creature.” ~From the Heart of Jesus to the Blessed Conchita Cabre...

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