Some Interesting Facts About Christmas During early Christianity, different parts of the world celebrated Christmas on different dates. If you traveled widely in the Roman world, you could enjoy six different Christmases in a year. It was Pope Julius 1 in the mid-fourth century who appointed Dionysius, a monk, to set a calendar standardizing a universal date, which came to be December 25th. Continue reading

National Catholic Register Attacks Fr. Zuhlsdorf And Michael Voris

Update 12 21 2012: See update below….

Rockford, Il – ( – 12-19-2012 – by James – There have been rumblings for a long time that the National Catholic Register has bought into some aspects of our modern culture.  Sadly, in a recent post on the National Catholic Register web-site, one of their writers posts an article that in effect mocks the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, prayer, faithful Catholic talks, and belief in orthodox Catholicism.  Continue reading

The Only Acceptable Bigotry The Only Acceptable Bigotry.  Let’s see, that would be anti-Muslim.  No, anyone who does or says anything against the Muslims are murdered.  Anti-Semitic.   No, that can’t be because that would be on every front page in the country.  So far this year, according to the Catholic league, there have been over 27 hate crimes against the symbols of Christianity.  The Catholic league has been very generous by calling these hate crimes “Christmas Vandals” but the truth is it is an organized group of people who are perpetrating these hate crimes against Christians. Continue reading

Advent Is To Prepare Us To Meet Christ  Advent is the preparatory season leading up to Christmas. Themes of readiness, watchfulness and anticipation mark these days of penitential and austere preparation before Christmas. The purpose of Advent is to prepare us for a deep, personal, life-changing, world-shaking encounter with Christ this Christmas. Continue reading

Columbine and Sandy Hook Connection Darrell Scott, father of Columbine High School shooting victim Rachel Scott, gave stirring testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Mr. Scott’s testimony was so powerful that a lot of folks who receive an email about it doubt its authenticity; it is true, however. His remarks were before the subcommittee on crime of the House Judiciary Committee on May 27, 1999 at the Rayburn House office building in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

Gun Control or People Control?  By Larry Plachno-Anyone who follows the news was shocked by the recent shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut where more than 20 people, many of them children, lost their lives. My heart and my prayers go out to the victims, their families and their friends over this tragedy. Continue reading

Hymns Of Praise In Honor Of Our Lord A wonderful group of Christians called Journey of Faith, sang hymns of praise in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ at a shopping mall, the South Bay Galleria, in Redondo Beach on December 18, 2010, much to the delight of local shoppers. They sang traditional Christ centered hymns to celebrate the birth of our Lord. Continue reading