Vatican II: A Prophetic Council In An Age Of Sexual Revolution And Dissent

The Second Vatican Council has been one of the most controversial topics within the Church since the Council ended in 1965. Vatican II, as it’s typically known, is a regular source of contention between those claiming ultimate orthodoxy and those seeking a full-on revolution. But what were the effects of the Council in the United… Continue reading Vatican II: A Prophetic Council In An Age Of Sexual Revolution And Dissent

The Little Way to Calvary: St. Thérèse and Christ Crucified

The spirituality of St. Thérèse, as told in The Story of a Soul, has reverberated throughout the Church and has been studied by lay persons and religious throughout the world. What is the essence of “the little way”? It is clear that Thérèse saw her mission as suffering for souls and in this she identified… Continue reading The Little Way to Calvary: St. Thérèse and Christ Crucified

Lumen Gentium: The Church as Living Organism

Much has been said about the Second Vatican Council, and much has been misunderstood. One of the pivotal documents of the council is the dogmatic constitution Lumen Gentium which illustrates the nature of the Church as a living organism. This is accomplished in a systematic way by showing the organic growth of the Church, how… Continue reading Lumen Gentium: The Church as Living Organism

The Nature of Evil: What Augustine,The Fall, and Exorcism Can Teach Us

The problem of evil has confounded man for centuries, but what exactly is evil? What does evil look like? Why does God allow evil? The answers to these questions can be found in the rich intellectual history of the Catholic Church. St. Augustine attempted to tackle the problem of evil when he asked, “Where then… Continue reading The Nature of Evil: What Augustine,The Fall, and Exorcism Can Teach Us