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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation: “An American Crucible: Barack Obama and America’s Two Great Debates”

By John M. DeJak / October 16, 2011 /

 An excellent analysis from the October 2011 Mindszenty Report. Check out our friends at the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation.

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Francis Thompson: A Reflection on the Poetic Vocation

By John M. DeJak / October 2, 2011 /

Is there such a thing as a “poetic vocation?” What is it that the poet sees that the rest of us don’t? Veteran Catholic journalist and Wanderer Forum Foundation Board Member Frank Morriss tells us in this truly Catholic appreciation of English poet Francis Thompson (1859-1907). More than simply an analysis of Thompson and his work,…

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The Jagermeister Logo shows a stag with a cross appearing between its antlers.

The Saint behind the Jagermeister Logo is also one of the 14 Holy Helpers

By John B. Manos / September 20, 2011 /

Back in the second century, Rome had not yet converted and was yet hostile to Catholics. A General in Emperor Trajan’s army, Placidis (as he was known before his Christening), was known to be a good man who performed good acts. One day, he discovered Him who was behind goodness in the strangest way, which…

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The Natural Law

By Charles E. Rice / August 18, 2011 /

THE NATURAL LAW Charles E. Rice Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School Address, Canon Law Conference Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe LaCrosse, Wisconsin August 9, 2011 What is the natural law and why do we need it? The “September Pope,” John Paul I, at his general audience on September 6, 1978, gave us a…

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