The implications of the involvement of the Holy Ghost (and Satan) in the Church are too enormous for us to handle well.

The Holy Ghost always wants the good for the Church: so when bad things happen in the Church, they are within His permissive will but not His active will. Satan always wishes the bad for the Church, and while God brings good out of evil, the direct evil is desired only by Satan. It is … More The implications of the involvement of the Holy Ghost (and Satan) in the Church are too enormous for us to handle well.

Are there really any “doubtful matters” concerning which we may disagree?

But the common saying, expressed in various ways and attributedto various authors, must be recalled with approval: in essentials,unity; in doubtful matters, liberty; in all things, charity. Pope John XXIII: Ad Petri Cathedram (1959) But there really are no “doubtful matters”, are there? I mean according to us, not according to the Church. And charity? … More Are there really any “doubtful matters” concerning which we may disagree?

Why Discussing Church Problems is Difficult

Such discussions often become heated and unproductive for three basic reasons: 1. Are there really any “doubtful matters” concerning which we may disagree? Yes. One need only to spend time with the Eastern churches that are in full communion with Rome to see that there is lots of room for legitimate differences within orthodox belief … More Why Discussing Church Problems is Difficult

Why We Seldom Convince Anybody of Anything on the Internet

Some of the reasons… A. Difficulties specific the Church are discussed here. B. General problems: You can’t convince somebody of that which they refuse to believe. Although we can easily see the faults of others (both real and imagined), our own faults are much more difficult to see. The issue (under discussion) are often not … More Why We Seldom Convince Anybody of Anything on the Internet

About Us

Overview. Stephen Augustine is an American raised in Indiana and Michigan, and who has lived mostly in the Eastern USA since then. He first became involved in G.K. Chesterton groups about 1997:  attending lectures, discussions, performances, and conferences.   He, and his wife, started a local group in 2013 which successfully ran for 4 years until … More About Us

“How Catholics can reclaim Britain” & Fr. Dudley

The Catholic Herald recently published the article by T A Pascoe “How Catholics can reclaim Britain“.  We are grateful for permission to reprint it–interspersing comments about Fr. Dudley whose mission was to reclaim England and Wales for Catholicism as the Superior for the Catholic Missionary Society from 1933 until 1947. Non-believers long for a spiritual truth which only … More “How Catholics can reclaim Britain” & Fr. Dudley