Theology
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.
Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

Transubstantiation: 10 Questions on the Substance of the Holy Eucharist

"Jesus Christ is whole and entire both under the form of bread and under the form of wine."
This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

This Is My Body: 10 Questions to Help Explain the Holy Eucharist

The word Eucharist strictly means pleasing, and this Sacrament is so called because it renders us most pleasing to God by the grace it imparts, and it gives us the best means of thanking Him for all His blessings.
Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

The sacraments are an essential element to the birth, growth, and transformation of every Catholic believer. We are in some way affected by each of these sacraments every day of our lives.
Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante's Punishment for the Self-Violent

Forest of Suicides: 6 Comments on Dante’s Punishment for the Self-Violent

Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil.
Lust and Our Common Good: 4 Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas

Lust and Our Common Good: 4 Observations by St. Thomas Aquinas

The question Is lust a sin? seems absurd, but by asking these questions and answering them in thomistic fullness the Angelic Doctor is able to lead us into profound observations.
Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Let It Be the Armor: 3 Meditations from Aquinas for After Holy Communion

Articulating our gratitude and both intellectual and emotional response to the literal body, blood, soul, and divinity of the Second Person of the Trinity is a daunting if not impossible task for most of us. Thankfully, the gifted mind of the Catholic Church's Common Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas has given us his expression and attempt...
7 Blogs by Traditional Catholic Priests

7 Blogs by Traditional Catholic Priests

We continue to bring you the best Catholic minds and resources on the internet.
Pre-Cana with St. John Chrysostom: 7 Tips to a Successful Marriage

Pre-Cana with St. John Chrysostom: 7 Tips to a Successful Marriage

In this stream of thought, I am going to list 7 quotes from the man who possibly saved my marriage before I even met my husband.
6 Things You Should Know about the Melkite Catholic Church

6 Things You Should Know about the Melkite Catholic Church

As you know, the universal Catholic Church is comprised of 23 sui iuris (self-governing) ritual Churches united by their communion with each other and with the See of Rome
Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

Aquinas: 4 Points of Meditation Before Receiving the Eucharist

The following is a prayer by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas meant to prepare the soul for reception of the Eucharist.
Think Animals and Plants Do Not Have Souls? - 3 Lists to Make You Think Again

Think Animals and Plants Do Not Have Souls? – 3 Lists to Make You Think Again

The soul is “the first principle of life in those things which live: for we call living things animate, and those things which have no life, inanimate.”
14 Quotes in Support of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church

14 Quotes in Support of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church

Listers, please take the time to review these quotes on the importance and immutability of Latin in the Roman Catholic Church. Note the sources: many of which can certainly not be labeled (and discarded) as “traditionalists.” Latin in the Church is not a liberal or conservative issue, but a Catholic one.1 It [the Traditional Latin...
Our Lady of the Rosary: 5 Lists about the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady of the Rosary: 5 Lists about the Blessed Virgin Mary

1. Rejoice Ye Angels: 19 More Rosary Quotes “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.” Saint Louis de Montfort “The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your...
The Edith Stein Charm School: 3 Lessons from St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross on Being a Lady

The Edith Stein Charm School: 3 Lessons from St. Teresa Benedict of the Cross on Being a Lady

In this modern society it is hard for a woman to understand precisely what it means to be a woman. Women are torn between a multitude of different theories concerning what the true feminine vocation is.
The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in the Roman Church and the Feast of the Dormition in the Eastern Churches.
Aquinas: 9 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Mortal Sin

Aquinas: 9 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Mortal Sin

The Baltimore Catechism states a "mortal sin is a grievous offense against the law of God." The catechism continues: "this sin is called mortal because it deprives us of spiritual life, which is sanctifying grace, and brings everlasting death and damnation on the soul." Is gluttony a mortal sin?
The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

The 3 Part Catechesis on St. Thomas Aquinas by Pope Benedict XVI

"And thus it can be understood that in the 19th century, when the incompatibility of modern reason and faith was strongly declared, Pope Leo XIII pointed to St Thomas as a guide in the dialogue between them."
How I Met My Mother: 10 Reflections from the Book that Changed My Attitude Towards Mary

How I Met My Mother: 10 Reflections from the Book that Changed My Attitude Towards Mary

One of the most misunderstood aspects of our Catholic faith is our fascination and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
8 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Sin

8 Thoughts on Whether Gluttony Is a Sin

Listers, the following is taken in full from St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica II-II.148.1 On Gluttony. The Summa Theologica is widely considered the magnum opus of the Angelic Doctor's short life. The work is broken down into a question and answer format and its importance is best summed up by the fact it was laid...
Why Did God Make You? - And 24 Other Basic Catholic Questions

Why Did God Make You? – And 24 Other Basic Catholic Questions

Listers, the following lesson is taken from the Baltimore Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism was the standard catechism of teaching the faith and catechizing children from 1885 to Vatican II. Its basic question-and-answer approach is the most natural learning style for the human mind and simplifies even the most complex theological questions.
4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

"A beautiful breathing instrument of music the Lord made man, after His own image. And He Himself also, surely, who is the supramundane Wisdom, the celestial Word, is the all-harmonious, melodious, holy instrument of God."