Thursday, March 22, 2018

I Lived on Parker Avenue

Society of St. Dominic Event in Winnipeg, Canada

The Society of St. Dominic will be honouring The Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, with the Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii award at the Fort Garry Hotel on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.

The Society has commissioned New York iconographer Mr. Ken Woo to create this inaugural award, which will be presented by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Dr. Michael Sirilla, Director of Graduate Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Music for the evening will be provided by the Rembrandt String Quartet.

Tickets are $100 per person, payable by cash or cheque. Cheques shouldbe made payable to the SOCIETY OF ST. DOMINIC.

For further inquiries, email or call the Society of St. Dominic. Messages left at the telephone numbers will be returned by a Society volunteer, so please be patient.

Society of St. Dominic
162-2025 Corydon Avenue, Suite 178
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5

Telephone: (431) 800-5803
Toll Free: (866) 244-7136

Monday, March 19, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

PILGRIMAGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Poland and Czech Republic 2018

FYI: 15 Days in Poland and Czech Republic with the FSSP: August 13-27! This TLM tour includes the Infant of Prague Shrine in the Czech Republic, the birthplace of St. John Paul II in Poland, the Divine Mercy Shrine of St. Faustina in Krakow (see the original "Jesus I trust in Thee" painting), Auschwitz (to visit the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was martyred) and much more. Added bonus: the chaplain is Polish AND the tour coincides with two major Marian feasts (the Assumption and Our Lady of Częstochowa)!


Teaching Sacred Music to Catholics: A Welcome Initiative!

Sacred Music Symposium 2017 in California

St. Patrick, Pray for Us!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro: Frontline of Free Speech (LIVE)

Catholic History Walks in London

I saw this in London, UK.  Looks very interesting.  If you find yourself in London, be sure to check it out:

Btw, OC-Travel is putting together a Traditional Catholic Tour in England in 2019 -- stay tuned for details.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Billy Graham: 1918-2018

Catholic Humor

Santo Subito

Actually, the decision for beatification/canonization comes in large part from the Cardinal Secretary of State. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

#whywehomeschool (Tip of the Fedora to Fr. Z)

A Great Catholic Hymn: Salve Festa Dies - Catholic Easter Gregorian Chant

Summer 2018 Traditional Catholic Pilgrimage to Poland and Czech Republic

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Poland summer 2018! Daily Mass in the EF. Do not miss this rare once-in-a-lifetime tour which also includes the Feast of the Assumption, the Infant of Prague Shrine, the Divine Mercy Shrine, the Birthplace of John Paul II, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and more.

Catholic Culture: Brave Catholic Statesman

Friday, February 16, 2018

God Bless This Young Catholic Woman for Getting Into Politics: Vote Tanya Granic Allen

Eternal Rest to the Great Dr. Don Briel of Catholic Studies Fame

Dear Dr. Briel:

I was deeply touched by the homage that George Weigel paid to you in the recent First Things article.  

Please know how eternally indebted we all are for the great gift you bequeathed to us at the University of St. Thomas, that fine school which we share such affection for, located on the upper banks of the mighty Mississippi River.  

Your vision with the Catholic Studies department makes me think of this quote from Christopher Dawson: "It seems to me that the time has come when the universities should consider whether it is not possible to do more for Christian studies.  The Christian culture of the past was an organic whole.  It was not confined to theology; it expressed itself also in philosophy and literature, in art and music, society and institutions; and none of these forms of expression can be understood completely unless they are seen in relation to the rest" (cf. Christianity and European Culture, p. 79).  

And still another quote from the same author: "Christians can only react successfully through cultural and educational channels and they are unable to do so unless they possess either their own institutes of higher education or reasonable opportunities for the study of Christian culture within the existing system" (cf. Christianity and European Culture, p. 81).  

The Catholic Studies program has done just this: it has enabled us to react successfully within the existing system to teach and absorb the organic whole.  We give credit where credit is due: THANK YOU!       

Twenty years ago last September I set foot in your office in Aquinas Hall, a nervous eighteen-year old college freshman, a recent graduate of St. Agnes High School.  You were very kind to me and spoke to me as an adult, inviting me to consider a major or minor in your "new" venture.  Convinced of your cause, I was more than happy to declare a Catholic Studies major.  

By God's grace, that encounter opened many doors for me and has led me on a surprising path that will bring me this June to Rome for my lectio coram, defending my licentiate thesis in the dogma section on the theme of the question of atheism in Gaudium et Spes, articles 19-21.    

Please pray for me.  And be assured of our fervent prayers for you as you labor fortiter et suaviter, in this most important moment of your life.   


John Paul Sonnen  

Monday, January 22, 2018

Rome Quotes

"If is far, indeed, from our intention to repudiate all that the genius of the time begets; nay, rather, whatever the search for truth attains, or the effort after good achieves, will always be welcome by us, for it increases the patrimony of doctrine and enlarges the limits of public prosperity."