Lest We Forget

Holocaust Museum Houston has a new permanent exhibit–a Danish fishing boat, like the ones used to transport Denmark’s Jews to safety. Exhibits like this put the lie to the claim that “silence was golden.” Danish Christian leaders spoke up, and Danes courageously acted, and 7,200 Danish Jews were saved. The current special exhibit, Medical Ethics…

Religious Freedom and the Catholic Right

Catholic “Traditionalism,” especially in the form of the SSPX, doesn’t believe in religious liberty. This was one of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s major objections to Vatican II. See his book, Religious Liberty Questioned (Kansas City, MO: Angelus Press, 2002). Gerald Augustinus posts a translation of an article which relates the thoughts of Fr. Franz Schmidberger, who…

Sacrilege–Preliminary Thoughts

I’ve been reading Leon Podles’ book, Sacrilege, this weekend. I’m not done, and so this isn’t my review, but I need to vent a little. What I’m reading has made me angry–reminding me of people I knew and trusted, and of the institution I once trusted. I’ve just read a portion recounting the number of…