Cardinal Dulles, Father Neuhaus, and The Judas Crisis

Cardinal Dulles, Father Neuhaus, and The Judas Crisis

Fr Richard John Neuhaus and Cardinal Avery Dulles Depicted the U.S. Bishops’ Dallas Charter as a contradiction of the Gospel, canon law, and the bishops themselves.
 Something was reported in the Catholic press two months ago that triggered a strong sense of deja vu as I was writing my post, “The U.N. in the Time […]

Loved, Lost, Found: A Gift for Mother’s Day

Loved, Lost, Found-  A Gift for Mother's Day

Felix Carroll’s great Divine Mercy book, Loved, Lost, Found profiled the conversion of Pornchai Maximilian Moontri, and set in motion this Mother’s Day gift. “Every mile into the woods is a mile out again.” It’s hard to imagine that profound snippet of wisdom was conveyed to me as a child by the same woman who […]

The U.N. in the Time of Cholera, and Other TSW News

The U.N. in  the Time of Cholera, and Other TSW News

Among recent TSW topics now in the news, Fr Gordon MacRae returns to what seems to be a policy statement at the United Nations: “Do as we say, not as we do.” Before taking on the U.N. again, my title for this post was adapted from a work of fiction by the Colombian writer/novelist, Gabriel […]

The Divine Mercy Canonization of Saint John Paul II

The Divine Mercy Canonization of Saint John Paul II

By the dawn of the 21st Century, Karol Wojtyla was dubbed “John Paul the Great” by many. On Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church confirms what the world already knew. Two names are added to the Communion of Saints on Divine Mercy Sunday 2014, and midway through this second decade of the 21st Century, one of […]

Behold the Man, as Pilate Washes His Hands

Behold the Man, as Pilate Washes His Hands

“Ecce Homo!” An 1871 painting of Christ before Pilate by Antonio Ciseri depicts a moment woven into the fabric of salvation history, and into our very souls. “So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd saying, ‘I […]

Coming Home to the Catholic Faith I Left Behind

Coming Home to the Catholic Faith I Left Behind

Former police Sgt Michael Ciresi lost his faith and left his Church after a devastating childhood trauma. His coming home is the moving story of a prodigal son. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Michael Ciresi, a former North Providence, RI police sergeant now writing from the NH State Prison. On Sunday, March […]

What if the Prodigal Son Had No Father to Return to?

What if the Prodigal Son Had No Father to Return to?

The United Nations Report on the Holy See turned a blind eye to a peril that threatens our young. It’s the elephant in the house, or rather, the absence of one.
 For as long as I’ve been able to read, I have been fascinated with the evolution of language and the origins of words. This […]

The United Nations Assault on the Catholic Church

United Nations Assault on the Catholic Church

A Report on the Vatican by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child echoes one by Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda of the Third Reich. In a recent TSW guest post – “The Prison of Father MacRae: A Conspiracy of Silence” – Ryan MacDonald quoted from a riveting article by Wall […]

I Come to the Catholic Church for Healing and Hope

I Come to the Catholic Church for Healing and Hope

As an abuse survivor, Pornchai Maximilian Moontri finds healing and hope in a Catholic faith inspired by true believers witnessing to Christ in a hostile world. Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Pornchai Maximilian Moontri. Please note that the sobriquet, “G” refers to Fr Gordon MacRae. In prison, titles from a previous […]

Inspired by Divine Mercy: Giving Up Getting Even

Inspired by Divine Mercy- Giving Up Getting Even

On Revenge: Inspired by two accounts of Divine Mercy in the lives of heroic Catholics, Father Gordon MacRae writes of a harrowing Lenten challenge: Giving Up Getting Even.
 “The Priest Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest!” That’s how one TSW reader described my post, “Stay of Execution: Catholic Conscience and the Death Penalty” last November. It’s […]