Blog rebranding

Hello everyone! Just a quick note to explain our name change. No, we are not changing focus, nor have we been taken over by another blog. We’ll still be telling the amazing stories of Christendom, and providing you written, audio and video content to inspire and educate you in the Catholic faith.

The only purpose in our name change is to maintain brand consistency with our “parent” apostolate, Catholic Initiative ( Catholic Initiative’s mission is to participate in rebuilding Christendom, utilizing new media to disseminate the truth about Catholic history, tradition and virtues.

We hope you’ll continue to become a part of our Catholic community, and be sure to check out the Catholic Initiative website, subscribe to our podcast, The Gospel Explained, on iTunes and subscribe to our YouTube page (Catholic Initiative).

God be with you!

Special Post: Feminism is not the answer to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis

During the scandal of the American Church, perhaps a scandal equal to the Protestant Reformation (according to some), a few Catholic sources have put forward a solution to the crisis: feminism.

In America Magazine’s “As the church faces another crisis, look to women for help”, the author Valerie Schultz states that “…as long as we refuse to allow women to occupy positions of real authority within the church, we will bring these revolting abuses and subsequent headlines on ourselves.”, and that “Jesus relied on women to get it right” and “We women are being called to shake things up, to redesign and repurpose this church of Jesus, our beloved one, holy, catholic, apostolic church.”. [emphasis added] Continue reading “Special Post: Feminism is not the answer to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis”

Mary’s Dowry with Mgr John Armitage

This is Part II of our interview with Mgr John Armitage where he speaks about England as Mary’s Dowry. As Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and leader of the movement to rededicate England as Mary’s Dowry Mgr Armitage is a true authority on the subject.

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The Gospel Explained (8/16/2018)


Welcome to The Gospel Explained Podcast a Catholic Initiative Production where we read the daily Gospel in conjunction with the Church Fathers’ commentaries. Today is the Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time, the Gospel is from St. Matthew 18:21–19:1 and the Fathers’ commentaries are from St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom.

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Is the Blessed Mother Relevant? (Mgr John Armitage Answers)


This is part of an interview with Mgr John Armitage, the Rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Walsingham, UK. He was incredibly kind to sit down with our Catholic Initiative Team and discuss the importance of Our Lady in the world today and explain the significance of pilgrimage. We will be releasing additional parts of this interview as the weeks progress ending with a full length documentary on Our Lady of Walsingham this fall. We hope you enjoy!

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St Wulfstan: England’s Civil Rights Hero

In the United States today there is great interest in the issues surrounding justice, as well there should be: our nation has a tragic history with regards to human rights. It took 200 years, one of our greatest presidents and the bloodiest war in American history to finally bring the institution of slavery to an end, and another century to rid ourselves of the racial bigotry developed by the institution of slavery.

In 11th century England there was a similar institution of slavery but it was brought down in a very different way: by one courageous man with a heart for God. St. Wulfstan is one of those remarkable characters in history who should be remembered not only for his deep holiness but for the dramatic effect he had on the world around him. No saint in the history of the Church was and is more dedicated to human rights than St. Wulfstan, and while his fight took place almost a thousand years ago there is no doubt he plays an intercessory role whenever and wherever man’s rights are threatened. Continue reading “St Wulfstan: England’s Civil Rights Hero”

Introduction to Catholic England (Mary’s Dowry)


Since the 11th century England has been referred to as Mary’s Dowry. This beautiful title had been forefront in the hearts of Englishmen up until the Reformation. Today the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham is diligently trying to restore that title to this great land. As we begin to explore the history of England we begin here with Our Lady and her appearance in Walsingham!

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William and Mary and the “Glorious” Revolution



One of the most illustrious colleges in the United State is the College of William and Mary, however, it is named after two of the most anti-Catholic monarchs in English history. With the creation of the “priest hunter” occupation, no other reign was more terrorizing to the Church in the English world. This video gives an abbreviated history of how William and Mary came to power and why they sent the Church deep underground.


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The College of William and Mary: Founded by Pirates

The College of William and Mary is one of the most prestigious secondary educational institutions in the United States of America. It also happens to be one of the oldest colleges, dating back to 1693. With its beautiful Wren Building and original portraits of the English monarchy it still exemplifies the regal status it once held when Virginia was the wealthiest colony in English America.

When you tour the original classrooms and high ceiling chapel you get a feel for the days when Thomas Jefferson walked these halls and James Madison lived in the President’s house with his uncle, however, what you may not know is the story of the College’s first donors and how their actions made the school possible. Continue reading “The College of William and Mary: Founded by Pirates”