“Ankle-length garment” is the literal meaning of the corresponding Latin term. Continue reading “Why priests should wear cassocks?”
Pope Francis just announced the beatification of Enrique Angelelli (“Satanelli”). Continue reading “NEWS: Another problematic beatification from Rome”
The fish symbol was a secret symbol used by Christians in the first centuries when they were persecuted. Continue reading “Why early Christians used a fish as their secret symbol”
Very funny cartoon. Definitely worthwhile watching.
Pope St. Pius X one day called a bunch of bad priests into his office. He offered them each a cigar. They refused saying they so not partake in such vices. He replied that since these priests partook of every vice there was, smoking must not be one!
See also our other article on Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Benedict XIV and Snuff.
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This expression comes back from a letter of St. Ambrose in 387 A.D. addressed to St. Augustine. Continue reading “Where the saying “In Rome do as the Romans do” comes from”
ANSWER: It is important to make a distinction between the first crusades and the ones that followed after. Continue reading “MYTHS DEBUNKED: “Are the crusades not full of abuses?””
Ever wondered why we make a genuflection during the Credo, Last Gospel and Angelus when the words “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (Jn. 1:14) are being said? Continue reading “Why we genuflect during the Last Gospel”
Benedict XIV was a snuff-taker… Continue reading “Humor: Pope Benedict XIV and Snuff”