The Spanish-American War

The Spanish-American War was the culmination of centuries of Anglo-American efforts to drive Spain out of the Western Hemisphere. Even after most of Spain’s provinces had become independent, the United States continued to expand territorially at Mexico’s expense and constantly undermined the remnants of Spanish culture in Latin America which centered on the Catholic Church.Continue reading “The Spanish-American War”

On the Feast Day of Christ the King

October 30, 2022 marks the feast day of Christ the King! To a world that had long forgotten that Christ is King not only over individuals in their spiritual lives, but of all creation, Pope Pius XI in 1925 instituted, Quas Primas.  The encyclical is an explicit rebuke to the concept that the civil authorityContinue reading “On the Feast Day of Christ the King”

The January 6th “Insurrection” and the Epiphany

One year ago a haphazard and foolish attempt was made by supporters of former President Donald Trump to disrupt a joint session of Congress which had assembled to formalize the victory of then president-elect Joseph Biden.  Some Congressional offices were vandalized while Congress had to halt proceedings as representatives were evacuated and the Capitol buildingContinue reading “The January 6th “Insurrection” and the Epiphany”

Irish language Mass

Presbyter Brendan Fitzgerald said the Gaelic Mass at St. Barnabas in the Bronx On Saturday September 12, 2020, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and other Irish communities and organizations hosted their annual Irish language Mass at St. Barnabas Church in the Bronx. The “Mass” was celebrated by presbyter Brendan Fitzgerald and streamed across the countryContinue reading “Irish language Mass”

Queen Isabella: Saintly Liberator of Spain and the Americas

INTRODUCTION One of the most despicable displays of what President Donald Trump called the “left-wing cultural revolution” where statues, monuments, and symbols of America’s heritage have been destroyed, defaced and removed across American cities, took place over the Juky 4th Independence Day holiday when a statute of Christopher Columbus was maliciously yanked down in Baltimore’sContinue reading “Queen Isabella: Saintly Liberator of Spain and the Americas”