Monday, September 14, 2020
Many are the moving and often surprising stories in these pages of brave Catholics on both sides of the conflict stories told by Fr. Charles Connor, one of our country s foremost experts on Catholic American history.
Through searing anecdotes and learned analysis, Fr. Connor here shows how the tumult, tragedy, and bravery of the War forged a new American identity, even as it created a new American Catholic identity, as Catholics often new immigrants found themselves on both sides of the conflict.Fr. Connor s account shows that in the nineteenth century and on both sides of the conflict, the Church in America was a combination of visionary leadership and moral blindness much as is the Church in America today. From consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, Catholics today will discover ways to bridge the gulf that today divides so many in our Church and in our nation.
Zinn’s history is popular, but it is also massively wrong.
Scholar Mary Grabar exposes just how wrong in her stunning new book Debunking Howard Zinn, which demolishes Zinn’s Marxist talking points that now dominate American education.
In Debunking Howard Zinn, you’ll learn, contra Zinn:
- How Columbus was not a genocidal maniac, and was, in fact, a defender of Indians
- Why the American Indians were not feminist-communist sexual revolutionaries ahead of their time
- How the United States was founded to protect liberty, not white males’ ill-gotten wealth
- Why Americans of the “Greatest Generation” were not the equivalent of Nazi war criminals
- How the Viet Cong were not well-meaning community leaders advocating for local self-rule
- Why the Black Panthers were not civil rights leaders
Grabar also reveals Zinn’s bag of dishonest rhetorical tricks: his slavish reliance on partisan history, explicit rejection of historical balance, and selective quotation of sources to make them say the exact opposite of what their authors intended. If you care about America’s past—and our future—you need this book.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
As Christians, we MUST wage war in the spiritual realm. We propose that the following sequence of prayers be our daily rule until the election, if not afterwards.
Sunday - A Dominican Litany to the Mother of God
Monday - Litany for America
Tuesday - The Litany of Loreto/The Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday - The Litany of the Sacred Heart
Thursday - The Litany of St. Dominic
Friday - The Litany of the Saints
Saturday - The Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds
At the conclusion, each day, we pray Consecration of Our Nation to the Mother of God and Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart, with the intention, "that every evil spirit leading the US to perdition be bound and that the US once again become a Christian nation"
One may wish to periodically pray The Lorica of St. Patrick, for protection, and The Litany of Humility.
Additionally, we pray The Divine Praises(below) sporadically during the day
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints forever.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
On Saturday Morning, June 20, 2020, St. Louis Bertrand Fraternity of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic received Gloria Hunt as a novice.Due to social distancing guidelines, there were few members besides Gloria's family present, but we rejoice at her joining our family!
Friday, May 8, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
While we can hope and pray for science to arrive at a solution - vaccine and treatment - the states of our souls are more important by far. This biological crisis will pass, but for those who don't look after the state of the soul, the repercussions could be eternal.
Never forget our Lord's words to Solomon, 3000 years ago, at the dedication of the First Temple.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
It is up to each of us, as Christians, to follow that command.
A good place to start is the prayers we've assembled.
But, it's only a starting point!!
Read the Church Fathers.
Amend your lives.
You eternity may depend on it