On Candles and Sacrifice – Thoughts for Candlemas

On Candles and Sacrifice – Thoughts for Candlemas

By: Chris Lauer The date February 2nd is a special date in our household. It is special, not only because it is my wife’s birthday, but also because it is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as Candlemas – a feast which dates back to the early Church fathers. Candlemas is the fortieth day after Christmas, ...

By TCM Guest Contributor - 02 02 2021
Traditions Cannot Have Shallow Roots

Traditions Cannot Have Shallow Roots

“To be a Catholic is to be rooted in tradition and anchored in Heaven.” It’s something I say a lot in my writing and interviews and so on. I think it’s rather poetic, to be honest, and it has the added benefit of being true. But what does it actually mean, in practice? Let’s start with what it means—as human beings, as a culture, and...

By Mr. Brandon McGinley - 01 11 2021