Theology
Quotes from Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, on 7 Moral Issues

Quotes from Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, on 7 Moral Issues

In 2009, Bergoglio said that extreme poverty and the "unjust economic structures that give rise to great inequalities" are violations of human rights and that social debt is "immoral, unjust and illegitimate."
8 Notable Videos from His Eminence Cardinal Burke

8 Notable Videos from His Eminence Cardinal Burke

“Our observance of liturgical law is a fundamental expression of love of Christ and of the Church.” - Cardinal Burke, Divine Love Made Flesh
The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

“Politics is the realm of reason – not of a merely technological, calculating reason, but of moral reason, since the goal of the state, and hence the ultimate goal of all politics, has a moral nature, namely, peace and justice.”
In Defense of the Papacy: 9 Reasons True Christians Follow the Pope

In Defense of the Papacy: 9 Reasons True Christians Follow the Pope

"And I will place on his should the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father’s house."
In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

In Defense of Holy Images: 8 Pearls of Wisdom from St. John Damascene

Listers, in the Eastern churches, the First Sunday of the Great Fast celebrates the triumph of holy images. It commemorates the end of two separate periods of iconoclasm, which took place within the space a nearly hundred years. During the iconoclastic period of Byzantine history, images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Angels, and the...
Fasting and Abstinence: 6 Basic Questions and Answers on Lent

Fasting and Abstinence: 6 Basic Questions and Answers on Lent

"Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs --- all of which live on land."
6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

6 Books by Pope Benedict XVI Every Catholic Should Read

With the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, we wanted to share with you part of his lasting legacy as a theologian and teacher. In the history of the popes, it is hard to find anyone as easy to read and understand.
The 24 Theses of St. Thomas Aquinas with Citations and Commentary

The 24 Theses of St. Thomas Aquinas with Citations and Commentary

“He (Thomas Aquinas) enlightened the Church more than all the other Doctors together; a man can derive more profit from his books in one year than from a lifetime spent in pondering the philosophy of others." - Pope John XXII (Consistorial of 1318), quoted in Doctoris Angelici
Preparing for Lent: 9 Liturgical Gems from the Byzantine East

Preparing for Lent: 9 Liturgical Gems from the Byzantine East

"Seeing the dignity to which the humble are raised, and the deep abyss into which the proud fall, let us imitate the virtue of the Publican, and despise the sins of the Pharisee."
8 Spiritual Maxims from Saint John of the Cross

8 Spiritual Maxims from Saint John of the Cross

"The way of faith is sound and safe, and along this souls must journey on from virtue to virtue, shutting their eyes against every object of sense and a clear and particular perception." - St. John of the Cross
6 Things You Should Know about the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

6 Things You Should Know about the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

"The Scapular is a practice of piety which by its very simplicity is suited to everyone, and has spread widely among the faithful of Christ to their spiritual profit." - Pope Pius XII
Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

"The controversy as to the relations between Pope and Emperor, stripped of its non-essentials, was a controversy as to the end and purpose of life on earth." - J.W. Allen
Is It Not Unjust to Punish Us for the Sins of Adam and Eve? - 25 Questions on Our First Parents

Is It Not Unjust to Punish Us for the Sins of Adam and Eve? – 25 Questions on Our First Parents

"This sin is called original because it comes down to us from our first parents, and we are brought into the world with its guilt on our soul."
Could the Soul "Evolve" from Inferior Animals? - 16 Questions on Adam and Eve

Could the Soul “Evolve” from Inferior Animals? – 16 Questions on Adam and Eve

The Garden of Paradise was a large and beautiful place prepared for man's habitation upon earth. It was supplied with every species of plant and animal and with everything that could contribute to man's happiness.
EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

EUCHARIST: 46 Basic Questions on the Source and Summit of the Catholic Life

When we say the Sacrament which contains the Body and Blood, we mean the Sacrament which is the Body and Blood, for after the Consecration there is no other substance present in the Eucharist.
8 Prayers to Help You through the Workday.

8 Prayers to Help You through the Workday.

Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved... From the desire of being extolled ... From the desire of being honored ... From the desire of being praised ...
18 Questions on Angels Answered by the Church

18 Questions on Angels Answered by the Church

Angels could appear by taking bodies to render themselves visible for a time; just as the Holy Ghost took the form of a dove and the devil took the form of a serpent.
10 Basic Questions on Creation

10 Basic Questions on Creation

"The chief creatures of God are angels and men."
7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict's Medal

7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

"Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux" (The Holy Cross be my light), written downward on the perpendicular bar; the initial letters of the words, "Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux" (Let not the dragon be my guide).
21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

21 Questions on Why the Holy Eucharist Was Given to Humanity

The Holy Eucharist remits venial sins by disposing us to perform acts of love and contrition. It preserves us from mortal sin by exciting us to greater fervor and strengthening us against temptation.
The 8 Prayers Every Catholic Should Know in Latin

The 8 Prayers Every Catholic Should Know in Latin

Domine Iesu, dimitte nobis debita nostra, salva nos ab igne inferiori, perduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim eas, quae misericordiae tuae maxime indigent.
3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke.
Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Do This in Memory of Me: 7 Questions on the Eucharist and Consecration

Christ gave His priests the power to change bread and wine into His body and blood when He said to the Apostles, "Do this in commemoration of Me."
The Path to Hell is Paved with the Skulls of Bishops: 8 Quotes and Sources

The Path to Hell is Paved with the Skulls of Bishops: 8 Quotes and Sources

"The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops." - St. Athanasius, Council of Nicaea, AD 325 attributed.