Before the Day of the Lord

St. Paul admonishes his flock not to be easily moved from their senses with terror, “as if the day of the Lord were at hand” (2 Thes. 2). That day will not come, he informs them, “unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” How areContinue reading “Before the Day of the Lord”

The Times Ahead

Robert Hugh Benson is most famous for his 1907 novel Lord of the World. Set in the early 21st century, it describes the ascent of Antichrist, whose kingdom—much more familiar in style and substance than we would care to think—emerges both naturally and preternaturally from the technological and technocratic tendencies of modern society. As theContinue reading “The Times Ahead”

The Lesson of the Latin Mass

The central lesson of the Church’s ancient liturgy is the absolute dependence of man upon God. What Adam denied in one garden, and Christ affirmed in another, we contemplate and embrace in our own bodily and spiritual union with the sacrifice that makes possible our rebirth into fellowship with our Creator. Though changes have (rarely)Continue reading “The Lesson of the Latin Mass”