DePasquale

The Cosmic Battle of Fr. Phillips (Cantius, Cupich, Graf)

By Landon DePasquale / April 12, 2019 /

Curious timing and planned events around the reinstatement of Fr. Graf make one wonder if Cupich was sending a message to the Canons Regular…

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Can the Benedict Option Save Catholic Preppers?

By Landon DePasquale / April 21, 2017 /

Would you agree that the demoralization of society has produced a base (even gross) society around us today? Worse, do you agree that the secularists attack principles of faith in every public square? Something must be done! right? Circle the wagons and offer a place for flourishing! Some see a cultural doomsday imminent and a dark ages afoot.  Especially when…

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Stravinskas wants to Change the Latin Mass: The Problem isn’t Traditionalists

By Landon DePasquale / February 12, 2017 /

I came across an article recently suggesting it is time to update the Traditional liturgy. I came to it through a tweet by Phil Lawler that read “How the Extraordinary Form could be made more accessible– if traditionalists would allow it.” The article, written by Fr. Peter Stravinskas, made the argument that both Sacrosanctum Concilium and…

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Do Scientists Make Bad Arguments for God’s Existence?

By Landon DePasquale / June 18, 2016 /

I’ve seen an article making the rounds on social media that claims that a scientist has found definitive proof for God. It is full of phrases like “primitive semi – radius tachyons” purporting to show that science has finally proven that God does exist. I’ve seen many well intentioned Christians share this article; I’m sure in…

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We Have Everything Through Mary

By Landon DePasquale / June 7, 2016 /

On the Feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces… One of the great difficulties we face today is a dearth of Marian devotion. It is not uncommon to walk into a Church and find it devoid of any images of our Blessed Mother. The great Marian feasts no longer involve processions in honor of the Blessed Virgin…

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McLuhan’s 1 Way Catholics Survive the Maelstrom

By Landon DePasquale / May 4, 2016 /

Marshall McLuhan was highly praised by Fr. John A. Hardon, who often cited that McLuhan observed, “all of the media is engaged in a Luciferian conspiracy against the truth.”  McLuhan wasn’t making a bald assertion, or a phantasmic observation. Rather, he was a studied philosopher of the first order who had many observations on how modern…

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NFL JUSTICE: Roger Goodell, Zeus, and the Justice of God

By Landon DePasquale / September 14, 2015 /

The NFL’s punishment of its players has been in the news quite a bit recently, and while NFL players getting in trouble is nothing new, the past year has seen a shift in focus. While the actions of the players are still the focal point of the coverage, there has been increasing scrutiny on how the…

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Pope Francis on Rabbits and Large Families

By Landon DePasquale / January 28, 2015 /

In his recent trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis spoke forcefully on marriage and the family and sparked further headlines with his comment that Catholics should not “breed like rabbits.” Lost amidst the glaring headlines that the Holy Father has instructed Catholics to stop having kids are beautiful reflections on the family and its importance…

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Subpar Catechesis

By Landon DePasquale / June 10, 2014 /

It is not uncommon to run into a debate on how best to solve the issues plaguing the Church. There is no dearth of suggestions about what to do to combat the many forces, both within and without, that assail the Church. I’ve heard many great suggestions, from a renewal to the liturgy to a…

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Ignatius Speaks?

By Landon DePasquale / October 15, 2013 /

Ignatius of Loyola Speaks Karl Rahner, S.J. St. Augustine’s Press Paperback, $13.00 Simply looking at the cover of Ignatius of Loyola Speaks instantly sets the stage for the work. It gives the context of the work, quotes from Karl Rahner late in life saying it is “a sort of last will and testament” and “a…

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