Author: Peter Kwasniewski, PhD
Purgatory: The Attractive Impulse of His Burning Love
Having a foretaste of divine glory and knowing what sublime purity is necessary in order to share it worthily, the soul longs to be made pure.
Why the Pope Praises Modernist Architects
Sacred places are the first places to be destroyed by invaders and iconoclasts, for whom nothing is more offensive than the enemy’s gods.
Throwing Yourself Away, or Yielding Yourself to God
In Hell, on the contrary, there is no society—only individuals. It is the triumph of individualism. They stand in disarray, like an abstract painting, formless and void of meaning; they feel no sympathy, they receive no compassion.
Hell is Real, and You Could Go There
As St. Thomas Aquinas says, “Let our thoughts. . .dwell on retribution, imitating the holy King Hezekiah: ‘I said, in the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell’ (Is 38:10). A mind which goes down …
Fidelity to Liturgical Law and the Rights of the Faithful
The rights of the faithful are affirmed by the highest ecclesiastical authority. We must fight for these rights for the sake of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
The Inspiration and Inerrancy of Sacred Scripture
"So far is it from being possible that any error can coexist with inspiration, that inspiration not only is essentially incompatible with error, but excludes and rejects it as absolutely and necessarily as it is impossible that God Himself, the …
Vocational Realism and Generosity
Many young Catholic men will be able to relate to their concerns about vocational discernment and the Latin Mass.
Finding Christ in Present Sufferings Does Not Mean Embracing Abuse, Error, or Deformation
If you are prepared to object to clerical abuse, then I would ask: Is the liturgical abuse of Our Lord and of the faithful not as grave a fault? Might it not be, on the contrary, even more grave, inasmuch …
On Singing Gregorian Chant Artfully (part 2)
It’s all very subtle but long experience in seminaries and religious communities shows that the more unified the sound, the more everyone can lose themselves in the prayer of the Church.
On Singing Gregorian Chant Artfully (Part 1)
This week and next, I will share practical and speculative points on singing Gregorian chant well that I have learned by leading scholas, by participating in them, and by listening to masters discuss what they do and why. My points …