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  • Full Steam Ahead into 2022 Under the Mantle of Our Lady

    Catholic Week in Review (Back in the Saddle Edition!) Well, 2021 is now in the history books and 2022 has already roared onto center stage.  You ma...
  • 2021 in Review

    After the upheaval of the year 2020, many were left asking, “How much worse can it get?”  As they say, “Be careful what you ask …”  The Wu-Flu cont...
  • The Battle of a Lifetime

    St. Catherine of Siena, doctor of the Church, was a mystic who recorded the mystical conversations she had with God the Father in a book simply tit...
  • Red Kettles and Ringing Bells Edition

    It’s that time of the year again, when the red kettles and bell ringers stand outside retail stores across the country, raising funds for the Salva...
  • Catholic-Funded Organizations and Networks Financially Tied to Massive Pro-Abortion Initiative

    Washington, DC – Several community organizing network affiliates and organizations, financially backed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, ar...
  • Pope Francis Encourages Communist Groups as "Veritable Invisible Army"

      Featured speaker in Vatican event performed family read-aloud of Communist Manifesto in February Vatican City – The Lepanto Institute released a ...
  • Reds in the Eternal City Edition

      Whenever I prepare to write something for the newsletter, I try to go through recent news about things happening in the Church to glean some ins...
  • Living in a Time of the Diabolical

    To say that we are currently living in a time of the Diabolical is not an understatement.  I don’t just mean the obvious manifestations of the den...
  • Doubts about the Canonical Licity of Pope Francis’ Election

    In last week’s newsletter/blog post, I mentioned that “There are doubts among many (I may address this in a future newsletter) about the canonical ...
  • Apocalyptic times feels like an understatement

    To say that we live in Apocalyptic times feels like the understatement of the millennium.  For several years now, there has been a growing sense th...
  • The Spear of Destiny

    According to the story, the Fisher King, who is called King Pellam, falls into a certain sin, which leads to a battle with Sir Balan.  During the fight, Balan strikes King Pellam with the Spear of Destiny, which is the spear used by St. Longinus to thrust into the side of Christ at the Crucifixion.  From that point forward, King Pellam was cursed with a mystical wound that would not kill him, but neither would it be healed.  And while he languished in agony, his kingdom would also suffer becoming a complete wasteland.
  • Our Lord and Our Lady are Waiting for Us

    Author: Michael Hichborn, President, Lepanto Institute When I was in Rome in 2016, I wandered through the streets and popped into every church I sa...