1917 saw one
of the bloodiest revolutions in history: the Communist Revolution in
Russia. That said, communism has never
limited itself to Russia. When Pope Pius XI condemned communism in the 1930s,
he wrote the encyclical in Latin – for the who ...
How does a revolution occur?
What is a revolution?! Deus Vult was the rallying cry of
Catholic crusaders in the 1200s. It
means God Wills It! Re-volt
then is a turning away from someone, some power, etc.
Most of us have studie ...
(Herbert F. Smith,
Unless you are a model correction
taker, be slow to give it.Correct like a friend and fellow
sinner, not like an enemy.Knowing how you resent unjust
correction, never inflict it.Harping on past faults is not
correction but co ...
prayers and well-wishes for all those beginning school in these weeks – whether
at home or abroad!
is the feast of St. Gregory the Great who was pope from 590-604. During his reign as pope, he endured a plague
in Rome ...
We hope everyone is having a ‘peaceful’ return to school! It is encouraging to see many parents involved in the education of their children this fall, especially religious instruction.
course of the last many months I have been try ...
week one of the meditations in the Magnificat struck me. The following quote is from Fr. Walter Ciszek
who was a Jesuit priest imprisoned by the communists in the Soviet Union for 23
years – some of them in solitary confinement.
everyone is doing well as we wind down the summer of 2020. It has probably been a bit different for most
of us! Often summer allows for more
family time than the rest of the year.
Hopefully, this summer there has been plenty of ...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Our Lord called Fr. Jim Shelton to Himself. Where do you start to write about this man
who lived a truly human life many times over?
He was always a faithful Catholic.
It seemed as if he had adventure in hi ...
You may have
noticed a few ‘new’ things around the campus this past weekend – four picnic
tables by the pond and fresh-painted curbs.
Due to the cancellation of our diocesan WorkCamp, our teens did their
own local WorkCamp entirely outdoors. ...
You may have
noticed a tall priest at Holy Trinity the last week. Fr. Peter Fegan is a Dominican Friar who will
be one of our full-time parochial vicars.
It is a bit of a homecoming for him as he grew up just off Vint Hill
Road in Fauquier C ...