Christ Driving the Money changers from the Temple, Theodoor Rombouts. From the Institute of Sacred Architecture - Spring 2002 In no less than six years the Roman Church will celebrate the centenary of St. Pius X’s encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. Sarto’s encyclical boldly identified and aggressively prosecuted a heresy whose virulence the Church had never… Continue reading Lex Orandi Lex Aedificandi
Thomas Aquinas College Chapel Few things rouse the passion of man more than his buildings. Indeed, the seven wonders of the world are all buildings or monuments. The proudest part of a civilization is the buildings it has constructed: the pyramids, the Acropolis, the Coliseum, the DC Capitol, and Versailles. Such accomplishment is not accidental… Continue reading Brick By Brick
2019-12-18T18:30:00 days hours minutes secondsuntilNYC Baltimore Catechism Class We are happy to announce that Fr. Perricone will be teaching a free, public class on the Baltimore Catechism, hosted by the Holy Name Society, at the parish hall of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City. Class is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, at 6:30pm.… Continue reading Baltimore Catechism Class in NYC
New Oxford Review - July 2017 Fifty years is a long time to beat up a word. Love is the word, and after all these years of battering, it hardly looks itself. Its luster has dulled. Repeated blows have so flattened its majesty that it can mean anything, and thus means nothing. Its emasculation plunged… Continue reading Is Love Really All You Need?
Ferment in the Church appears to have reached a peak at the Amazonian Synod. Outré theological positions crafted fifty years ago were anointed as a New Normal for a novum named the Synodal Church. With each synod of the Bergoglio papacy the Church inches toward an Anglican church model. But the Amazonian synod broke new… Continue reading St. Thomas Aquinas, Anyone?
New Oxford Review - May 2014 Any Catholic who has been paying attention over the past forty years has heard of the “preferential option for poor sinners.” Well, almost. That last word was never a part of the original slogan. Therein lies a story. In the raucous wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) a… Continue reading A Caricature of Charity
October 7, 2019 Travel from sea to shining sea or even across the fruited plain and you will find no place better than Texas. Even folks who haven’t been there say that. All you need to do is observe how Texas loves its citizens, the Judeo-Christian order of right and wrong, the common good, and… Continue reading I Love Texas