The Chapters of Passiontide

April 4, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In these last two weeks of Lent, fittingly called Passiontide, the liturgical focus of the…

Phone Bearers

March 25, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As Tolkien’s stories also aim to illustrate…one of the greatest ironies of modern industrialization, technology,…

The Wax, the Wick, the Flame

February 8, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP On February 2nd, the 40th and last day of Christmas, Our Lord’s Presentation in the…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

December 15, 2021

By Fr. William Rock, FSSP The Liturgical Year, with all of its seasons and feasts of the temporal cycle, is…

Creation and the Weekly Liturgy

October 6, 2021

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP While it is almost self-evident as to why the Preface of the Holy Trinity is…

September Embertide and the Christianizing of Eden

September 20, 2021

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP According to the 1962 Liturgical Calendar of the Roman Rite, this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday…

Christ’s Church: the Four Marks of the One True Church of Jesus Christ

December 5, 2011

When we profess our belief in the Church Christ established, we proclaim that it is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. These four marks must necessarily be present in the religion founded by the God-man.

The Things That Are Caesar’s – Employing Justice to Render Unto Caesar

The question then becomes, What is it that we owe to Caesar? What kind of obligations do we have toward the political community to which we belong and the government that guides and directs it?

The Common Good: State Identity and the Cultivation of Virtue

November 5, 2011

The common good is essentially a moral good, which is to say that it is a good which, once established and faithfully adhered to, enables the members of a political community, the citizens of a state, to live virtuous lives.

The Parables of Christ Part X: Parable of the Great Feast

September 5, 2011

The parable, which is divided into two parts, illustrates in its first part that the Jews who had spurned the divine invitation were rejected in favor of the Gentiles. In the second part it demonstrates that the condition of holiness is necessary for entrance into eternal life.