"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012

The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch

Wednesday 18 January 2012


Michael O'Brien is a professional artist and iconographer and the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, including his seven-volume series of novels published by Ignatius Press, notably the best-selling Father Elijah. His most recent novel, The Father's Tale, has been praised by Peter Kreeft, who says, "“This is a magnum opus in quality as well as quantity", and Thomas Howard, who has stated, " Everything is here: suspense, poignancy, darkness, goodness, radiance, courage and joy." In the first video, O'Brien is interviewed by Fr. Fessio in the Ignatius Press studio; the second video is of O'Brien delivering a recent address at Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep in Napa California on "Catholic Fiction and Restoring Culture in an Age of Escapist Illusions.


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