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A MELODY FOR BELLOC’S BALLADE


Here is a simple melody to accompany Belloc’s Ballade to Our Lady of Częstochowa represented by the famous icon housed in the Jasna Góra Monastery, Częstochowa, Poland.  more

THE SEAL OF THE CONFESSIONAL

The Catholic Sacrament of Penance is under attack from atheistic forces using the hard case of the sexual abuse of children.  We set out here the principles including the utter necessity of silence on the part of the Confessor-priest over what he has been told in Confession.  more

THE INFLUENCE OF MARY MACKILLOP

It is one hundred and ten years today since the death of the founder (with Fr Julian Tenison Woods) of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, now raised by the Church to her altars as St Mary of the Cross.  more

PRAY TO OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL FOR AMERICAN CATHOLICS

Yet another American Catholic contributor has revealed his Americanism.  more

TRIBUTE TO HILAIRE BELLOC

The justly celebrated historian, journalist, poet and Catholic apologist died 66 years ago today.  more

FIFTY THREE AND A HALF YEARS IT’S TAKEN

Since what?  Since the promulgation of Dignitatis Humanae, Vatican II’s heterodox ‘Declaration of Religious Freedom’.  Finally, we have bishops who are prepared to reject the flawed foundation on which that declaration was based.  more

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Five bishops, two of them Cardinals, have issued a Declaration of truths relating to some of the most common errors in the life of the Church of our time.  The document rejects positions taken by Pope Francis in theological and moral matters and his endeavours to have Christ’s Church conform to the zeitgeist.  more

THE CALL FOR THE BISHOPS TO ACT

In their Open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church a number of clerical, religious and lay members of the faithful throughout the world have urged the Church’s bishops to grasp the nettle of Pope Francis’s heretical views, to weigh them against Catholic truth and to act.  This is our comment on the initiative.  The letter ought inspire our Mass intentions and our prayers for the good of Christ’s Church.  more

A GREAT RESULT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CONTINUE KILLING THE INNOCENT

Australia’s High Court has rejected the appeals against conviction of two people whose only offence was that they sought to dissuade a woman from aborting her unborn child.  more

THE TROUBLE WITH AMERICAN CATHOLICS

A comment on a recent paper on The Catholic Thing website which demonstrates its promoters’ adherence to the Americanist principle.  more

PROFESSOR SOLOMON'S LESSONS IN PHILOSOPHY

See the complete set of lessons here

ETERNITY

In Isaiah we read: “Thus says the High and Holy One who inhabits eternity whose name is Holy and who dwells in the high and holy place.  I am with the humble and contrite of heart to revive in them the spirit of humility and of contrition…”  (57: 15)  Which raises the question, ‘Where will you spend eternity?’   more

ARE GOOD & EVIL NO MORE THAN DICTATES OF THE DIVINE WHIMSY?

This is a commentary on two crucial aspects of a recent paper by John R T Lamont, Tyranny and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church: a Jesuit Tragedy, namely, the right understanding of the powers of intellect and will, and of the sources of good and evil.  more

CANONISATION UNDER THE CURRENT REGIME

Much has been written recently about the Pope Francis’s canonisation of Paul VI and the theological burden for the faithful it involves.  more

CLEANSING THE AUGEAN STABLES OF THE CHURCH

The revelations by the former Papal Nuncio Archbishop Vigano published on 22nd August, a feast of Our Blessed Lady, have rocked the Catholic community.  Here is our comment on the crisis.  more

WHAT ARISTOTLE TAUGHT

Due to a variety of factors, there are many misunderstandings among modern scholars over what Aristotle taught.  This short paper addresses some of the more egregious errors.  more


PROFESSOR SOLOMON'S INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy - First & Second Series are available as booklets from Cardinal Newman Faith Resources for the price of $15 each plus postage - click here to order. They are available also as individual chapters in Adobe Acrobat form on this website -  more