Oct 092014
 

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. Headshot 2014

Attention!!

Due to the expected traffic snarls and the possibility of worse in Clayton, we have decided to POSTPONE the Christ the King Form with Fr. Meconi until Sunday, 7-December-2014.

Tonight’s talk examines the meaning of “Kingdom” as evidenced throughout the Magisterium’s Compendium of The Social Doctrine of the Church and how Christ the King is the ultimate goal of what St. John Paul II meant by the term “New Evangelization.”  Here the Kingdom is presented not as a place but as a living task entrusted to those in union with Christ.  As such, the “Kingdom of God” must be fostered in terms of relationship, as Christians seek a three-fold peace: with the divine Trinity, with their own brothers and sisters, and with the creation entrusted to their care.

Click here to register on-line, before Wednesday, November 19th December 3rd. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 314-435-8494 or click here to contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to register by postal mail, click here for a registration form. If you’re registering by mail, realistically that means the deadline is Friday, November 14 28th.   Continue reading »

Jul 162014
 
Charcoal Portrait of Bishop Rosati

Bishop Rosati

Joseph Rosati: the Story of an Italian Vincentian, recruited by a French Sulpician, who enlisted the services of an Austrian priest serving at an Italian court to build the German Catholic community for an Irish Archbishop, helping to make Saint Louis “The Rome of the West.”

Who said Church History is boring? This being the 250th anniversary of the founding of our city, we thought it would be great to celebrate the history of our Archdiocese. Join us Sunday, August 10th at 6 PM for a romp through this history with Monsignor John Witt.

Click Here to register on-line, before Wednesday, August 6th. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call 314-435-8494 or click here to contact us by e-mail. If you prefer to register by postal mail, click here for a registration form. If you’re registering by mail, realistically that means the deadline is Friday, August 1st.

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Mar 242014
 

Dr. Scott Hahn Headshot Dr. Scott Hahn will give three talks at a day-long conference at Chaifetz Arena (St. Louis University) on April 26th. Doors open at 8 and first talk is at 9 a.m. The talks are: The Lambs Supper, Hail Holy Queen and Evangelizing Catholics. Professor Hahn has written books by each of these titles.

Breaks will be at least 30 minutes, and a good hour for lunch. Concession stands will be open. The St. Louis University Mass Choir will provide music during breaks. The day will wrap up by about 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased 3 ways, Ticketmaster, Chaifetz box office, or send a self addressed stamped envelope to St. Elizabeth Holy Name Society, 2300 Pontoon Rd, Granite City, IL 62040. Include a check made out to same and number of ticket wanted. St. Elizabeth Holy Name Society is sponsoring the event. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 1 South Compton Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.

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Feb 202014
 

Our annual Day of Recollection for the Lenten Season 2014 will be 10:30 AM — 4:30 PM Saturday April 12th at St. Mary of Victories. The day will include two conferences by Fr. James Richardson, Holy Mass, Confessions, and more.

$25 includes lunch. Do not let the registration fee be an obstacle for your attendance. Just call and we’ll take care of everything.

Register by clicking here before Tuesday April 8th. If you have questions, call (314)481-2512.

Fr. Richardson is a member of the St. Louis Oratory of St. Phillip Neri. Their Facebook page is here and the beginnings of a website is here. If you have a subscription to the St. Louis Review, an article about Fr. Richardson and his new community is here.

As we get more details, this post will be updated.

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Feb 142014
 

Replica guillotine from the French Revolution. By Guillotinemodels.jpg: Model builder and photographer: Michael (last name withheld at person's request). Photos edited and resized by uploader (Wikipedia user Kauko) derivative work: NuclearWarfare (Guillotinemodels.jpg) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Frodo: I am frightened; and I do not feel any pity for Gollum. … he is as bad as an Orc, and just an enemy. He deserves death.

Gandalf: Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it.
— J.R.R. Tolkein. The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring. Book One. II. The Shadow of the Past

The Great State of Missouri executed three men since November and that prompted me to get down to work on this essay again. It had been cooking in my mind since this past summer. I don’t recall the circumstances, but a conversation had turned to the topic of capital punishment. I’d cited the Catechism on the point, and asserted that in Missouri in 2013 capital punishment isn’t licit. I heard something like this in reply:

The Church is not against the death penalty – she leaves it as a matter prudential judgment by Catholics, and that means the plain, everyday Catholics. The Church does not tell them they have to take college courses in theology, or do advanced research before making prudential judgments; she trusts them to make these prudential decisions for themselves. My prudential judgment is for capital punishment. Continue reading »

Feb 032014
 

LogoThe thirteenth lecture series, sponsored by the Association of Hebrew Catholics and given by Dr. Larry Feingold began on Jan. 29, 2014. The series is entitled: Creation and Covenant. Dr. Feingold is a Credo Advisory Board Member, the AHC Director of Theology, and Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis. The twelve lectures of this series, along with the question/answer sessions, may be listened to or downloaded to your computer at no cost, after they have been posted to our web site. The lecture notes are also posted and may be downloaded. When all the lectures have been given, they will also available from our web store as an mp3 disc.

For those who wish to attend, the lectures are given on Wednesdays, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Gannon Room of the Cathedral Basilica Rectory. Entrance and parking is on the west (left) side of the Rectory. You may request more information here.

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Jan 232014
 

When we say, “preaching to the choir,” we mean “preaching to the converted.” It suggests that a lot of energy is being squandered trying to convince people of something about which they are already convinced, which is why preaching to the choir, whom we assume to be among the converted, is considered a waste of time.

So why do it? Chesterton and Dale Ahlquist tell us in this article from the Bellarmine Foundation Forum.

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Jan 172014
 

Headshot Steve Wood, Speaker, Author, Founder St. Joseph's Covenant KeepersEngaged? Just Married? Been at it awhile? What have you gotten yourself into?

Don’t miss this free talk!
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2 PM Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Christian Brothers College High School

Steve will give you a glimpse of the great adventure of family life according to the mind of the Church. If you already know Steve Wood, you know his practical, down-to-earth analysis and advice is the best out there for Catholics. If not, you have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Come find out. Continue reading »

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Nov 142013
 

The current controversy over same sex “marriage” and the increasing level of social acceptance of a variety of other socially destructive behaviors and entertainments should be alarming to all of us, especially in view of the fact that the past has been prologue , and is likely to be so in the future. Each of us is a sinner, of course, no exceptions; the problem is acceptance of our destructive behaviors as harmless when, in reality, they’re sins precisely because they’re destructive.

Here’s a telling observation by a nineteenth century French economist, Frederic Bastiat: “When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress, and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.”

Wouldn’t it benefit everyone to take note, and maybe take action, even if politically incorrect, to avoid the “terrible lessons of catastrophe”?

R. E. Hurley, M.D.

Oct 302013
 

Fr. Brian HarrisonWe have heard a great deal about Religious Freedom the past couple of years, but what does that really mean? What about The Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ? Is Christ still King or has that teaching been dropped?

At this year’s Christ the King Forum, Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S., S.T.D., will address one of the gravest doctrinal issues that has troubled and divided the Church since Vatican Council II. Many traditionalist Catholics complain that the Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom has “dethroned” Christ the King from his rightful sovereignty over human social and political life by embodying a twofold contradiction of weighty papal documents from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its first error, they say, is to present Church-State separation as the best constitutional arrangement for all nations, even those with predominantly Catholic populations. Secondly, they read the Declaration as teaching that non-Catholics, in every historical period and in every country on earth, have a natural right to civil freedom (i.e., immunity from government coercion) in publicly manifesting their false religious beliefs.

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