Truth Should Speak To Power

November 2nd, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

Abortion is the gravest evil of our time and we all have a duty to be informed and be active in combating this great slaughter, be it through incessant prayer or through pro-life work, we can all make a difference. Two articles (also to be viewed as videos) by the Catholic British parliamentarian Lord David Alton and by Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, commemorate the sad anniversary of 50 years of …Read More

This is a prayer John Paul II prayed every day – it became a habit when he was 11 years old

October 25th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

Veni Creátor Spíritus, Mentes tuórum vísita: Implesupérna grátia Quae tu creásti péctora. Qui díceris Paráclitus, Altísimi dónum Dei, Fons vivus, ignis, cáritas, Et spiritális únctio. Tu septifórmis múnere, Digitus paténae déxterae, Tu rite promíssum patris, Sermóne ditans gútera. Accénde lumen sénsibus, Infundeamórem córdibus, Infírma nostri córporis Virtúte fírmans pérpeti. Hóstem repéllas lóngius, Pacémque dones prótinus: Ductóre sic te práevio, Vitémus omne nóxium. Per te sciámus da Patrem, Noscámus atque Fílium Teque utriúsque Spíritum Credámus omni …Read More

Suffering for her Faith: Asia Bibi has spent more than 3,000 days in prison for blasphemy

September 25th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

Condemned to death in 2009 for insulting Islam, the Pakistani Catholic is still awaiting her final verdict. On June 14, 2009, Asia Bibi was thrown into jail. A year later she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, and since 2013, after two transfers, she has been languishing in one of the three windowless cells on death row in the southern province of Multan in the Punjab Penitentiary. A year after the Supreme Court of Pakistan postponed her …Read More

The Church doesn’t need our opinion, she needs our holiness

February 14th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

It is doubtful that the Holy Spirit needs the voice of every Catholic with a blog and a Twitter account to set things straight. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,  but only in expressing his opinion. —Proverbs 18:2 We live in a world full of opinions. And the internet has amplified the number of opinions we hear each day. People who used to grouse about life to their best friend or next-door neighbors now have …Read More

The Most Important Person on Earth

December 22nd, 2016 by Vox Cervi 1

The Most Important Person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral—a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body…The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to …Read More

Every life is worth living – A challenging and inspiring story

May 4th, 2016 by Vox Cervi 1

Saying Yes To Sara – a testimony by Catherine MacMillan I found out I was pregnant in the summer of 2009 when I was 18 years old. I had recently returned from a gap year in Africa and had a place at Glasgow University to study music. The course was due to start that September. Of course I did not feel ready to be a mother: I felt I was too young, I worried that I …Read More

Man and Woman in Marriage: Foundations of Society

January 19th, 2016 by Vox Cervi 1

There is nothing that can replace the bond of marriage between a man and a woman. In every faith and culture of the world, the complementarity of the two sexes united in a relationship of fidelity and fruitfulness (whether physical or spiritual) is the foundational building stone of society. The West, with its materialistic and relativistic approach to human life is the first culture in the history of mankind that deliberately and aggressively tries to …Read More

Quietism and the need for Evangelization

September 15th, 2015 by Vox Cervi 1

A survivor of the Holocaust described very well to the Historian Martin Gilbert how this great evil could happen: it “depended most of all (…) upon the indifference of bystanders in every land”. The famous quote of Edmund Burke that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” equally underlines the core of the problem, something which Pope Francis is today calling the “globalization of indifference”. Whether it is …Read More

Just who do we think we are?

July 7th, 2015 by Vox Cervi 1

With these words Chief Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court underlined his firm opposition to the majority ruling of that same court making “marriage” for same-sex couples a constitutional right throughout the United States of America. Reading the majority opinion delivered by (Catholic) Justice Kennedy and then the dissenting opinion delivered by (Catholic) Chief Justice Roberts is like reading two tales of two entirely different worlds. Both justices write their opinions with civility …Read More

Our Responsibility for Humanity

June 2nd, 2015 by Vox Cervi 1

The result of last month’s referendum in Ireland, where a sizable amount of people from a traditionally Catholic nation voted to amend the country’s constitution in favor of redefining the concept of marriage to include same-sex couples, was rightly described by Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, as a defeat for humanity. When human beings decide that they can overrule the natural order of creation by ignoring its objective realities – like that of …Read More