Reviews of recently published works being read around the Vatican

Excerpts from Peter Kwasniewski’s book From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War

“The crudest form of clericalism” The reason for a Church government (as leaders, rather than sacrificial priests) is found in the community of faithful for which such government exists. Government exists per se for the protection of society and its way of life, so that society may achieve the ends for which human communities are [...]

A New Book Chronicles the Worldwide Reaction to Traditionis Custodes

From Benedict's Peace to Francis's War looks at the new suppression of liturgical tradition from many perspectives By Christina Deardurff Peter Kwasniewski's new book From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’s War. The book collected reactions to Pope Francis’s July 16, 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes Author, educator, musician and liturgy scholar Peter Kwasniewski, an American, [...]

“All languages seem the same to him”

More than a century ago, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson foresaw the rise of secular humanism, the contraction of the Catholic Church, and the coming of the Antichrist... By ITV Staff Editor’s Note: The passage below is from the novel Lord of the World, written by the English Catholic convert Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (the son [...]

“In the chair sat the figure of a man”

More than a century ago, Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson foresaw the rise of secular humanism, the contraction of the Catholic Church, and the coming of the Antichrist... By ITV Staff Editor’s Note: The passage below is from the novel Lord of the World, written by the English Catholic convert Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (the son of [...]

“He had promised to say nothing…”

Over a Century Ago, the Priest and Writer Robert Hugh Benson Foresaw the Tremendous Rise of Secular Humanism... And the Contraction of the Catholic Church By ITV Staff Editor’s Note: The passage below is from the novel Lord of the World, written by the English Catholic convert Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (the son of the Anglican [...]

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