Posts

From our Friends at the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation

By John M. DeJak / November 26, 2011 /

“No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist.” These words of Pope Pius XI that adorn every masthead of every edition of The Wanderer is as applicable today as it was when it was first penned. Along with that revered publication, the Wanderer Forum Foundation and the Cardinal…

Read More

The Ultimate Thanksgiving

By John M. DeJak / November 22, 2011 /

Great video of a priest offering Mass on a ship off the coast of Iwo Jima in 1945. When you think of it, in this month of the Holy Souls, offer up a prayer of thanksgiving for all of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.

Read More

Bait and Switch

By Charles E. Rice / November 20, 2011 /

[Ed. Note. The ubiquity of scandal given by so-called Catholic universities is too much to recount here. One need only to surf the web, find a Catholic college or university and preview its lecture series, theological offerings, campus ministry departments or the general tenor of its university life. With only a few exceptions can one…

Read More

For University Students: Authentic Common Sense in An Age of Uncommon Nonsense

By John M. DeJak / November 14, 2011 /

I just saw an ad for Google TV. It was entitled “Date Night.” The ad featured a man and a woman sitting on a couch together. The perspective of the viewer is seeing the backs of their heads. Both are watching a screen; playing on the screen is an obvious “romance” movie where a woman…

Read More

A Personal Tour of the Sistine Chapel Right Where You Are

By John B. Manos / November 11, 2011 /

Click the following link to open a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. Click and move your mouse around to look around the Chapel. Zoom in and zoom out. You couldn’t see it this well even if you were there! Check it out here.

Read More

The Purpose of the Liturgy is Miracles with the Living God

By John B. Manos / November 9, 2011 /

Today, in the wake of so many complex errors inflicted upon the faithful, it is always best to start with some basics. Too often in academic discussions we tend to gloss over the obvious. The basics of this discussion have to do with defining Liturgy and reminding people of the single sentence explanation of the…

Read More

Englishing the Liturgy

By John M. DeJak / November 5, 2011 /

In presenting background for the 2011 linguistic changes in the Mass, the Wanderer Forum Foundation hopes to initiate a revitalization of faith. While many instructions to the faithful merely concentrate on the change in the words, we hope this background on the Mass explains why the change was needed to safeguard the true teachings of…

Read More

In memoria aeterna erunt justi: Remembering the Holy Souls

By John M. DeJak / November 1, 2011 /

One of the curiosities of the Roman Calendar (or more properly, the calendar of the Roman Rite) is the dedication of the month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  For many of us, these souls are also known as the Poor Souls in Purgatory–“poor” because of the sufferings they endure as the result…

Read More

Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Day

By John M. DeJak / October 16, 2011 /

Today is Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Day in Shenandoah, PA. St. Casimir’s, the boyhood parish of Fr. Ciszek hosts this annual day to pray for his Cause of Canonization. In typical good Polish style, there is Mass, a hearty meal, and a social afterwards. Why should we pray for Fr. Ciszek’s canonization? G.K. Chesterton once commented: The saint…

Read More