Category: Faith

Fr. Altier Tells the Whole Truth about the  Abuse Scandals 8/19/18

Fr. Altier Tells the Whole Truth about the Abuse Scandals 8/19/18

The following is a transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier.   In the second reading today St. Paul tells us...

Beauty, Truth, Goodness: the Fundamentals of Catholicism

Beauty, Truth, Goodness: the Fundamentals of Catholicism

Catholic Parents OnLine is excited that EWTN will be airing episodes of our popular series Beauty, Truth, Goodness: the Fundamentals of Catholicism by Fr. Robert Altier. (View the trailer below.) The DVD series is...

How Faith in Redemptive Suffering Can Keep Us Sane

How Faith in Redemptive Suffering Can Keep Us Sane

Suffering often leaves the average, wandering non-Catholic Christian feeling defeated by a state of confusion and helplessness. Despite their many acts of trust in God, without a theology of redemptive suffering to cling to,...

The Profit to Be Gained from Praying for Holy Souls

The Profit to Be Gained from Praying for Holy Souls

We all know what we should do. Like the Maccabee warriors surveying the battlefield, we know we should pray for the dead. The month of November is a time set aside by the Church...

Ideology is the Enemy of True Faith

Ideology is the Enemy of True Faith

What are the signs that mark the difference between believing in God and asserting that if only everyone on earth would accept, let us say, the gender ideology of the secular west, we would...

Truth and Tolerance: Why the Church Can’t Change Her Teaching

Truth and Tolerance: Why the Church Can’t Change Her Teaching

The other religions may change their principles, and they do change them, because their principles are man-made. The Church cannot change, because her principles are God-made. Religion is not a sum of beliefs that...

Sophists and Sophism

Sophists and Sophism

Reading the story of June 22 in the Mpls. Star Tribune about CPO, “Self-Appointed Watchdogs over parish behavior have some Catholics wary”, by Kim Palmer, reminded me of the college course I had in...