Dead Philosophers Society | DPS

Regina Caeli, laetare, Alleluia!

Dear Holy Apostles Family, Regina Caeli, laetare, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all! During the Easter Season which extends through the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Pentecost Sunday) it is the customary practice to pray the Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) in place of the Angelus. Students and teachers that have been praying the Angelus at the […] Read More

5 Simple Lessons about Priests

As a parish secretary for several years, I have had ample time to reflect on the role of priests and the laity’s view toward them. The following are five things I’ve learned: 1) Priests maintain the life of a parish. We see priests offer Mass and hear Confessions, but what do they do when they […] Read More

A Failure to Delineate

A little bit of anger wells up in me every time that I see the Human Right Campaign logo. You know the one; it’s the yellow equal sign on a blue background. If you’ve been on the road at all today, you probably saw it as a bumper sticker on more than one vehicle.  For […] Read More

Mary, Who Is Called the Magdalene

    The Easter season brings St. Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, before the eyes of the whole Church.  Many consider Mary Magdalene to be Mary of Bethany.  St. Gregory the Great, among other Church Fathers, stated that this was so.  Tradition in the West sided with this opinion for centuries.  The collect for […] Read More

Mysterious Love

“6 But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? The word is near you, on your […] Read More

The Hand of God

Fr. Robert Anello, MSA, has recently made a history of Holy Apostles available for free on Google Play. The book is entitled The “Hand of God” at Work in Adult Catholic Priestly Formation: Holy Apostles College & Seminary, 1956 – 1995. Fr. Anello is a member of the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy […] Read More

One Human Family, Food For All

This is from the daughter of one of our HACS professors, Laura who along with her colleagues at Caritas Internationalis  produced this video.  It has “gone viral” with over 15 million viewers so far.  The original story is an ancient one, but nobody ever made a video of it until Laura thought of it and […] Read More

The Mass: Worship, Thanksgiving, Atonement, and Petition

One of the most insightful descriptions of the liturgy which I have read is an excerpt from Von Hildebrand’s Liturgy and Personality: The Healing Power of Formal Prayer. In it, Von Hildebrand explains what the person’s response to the Liturgy ought to be. It is easy to think of all of the benefits that the […] Read More

Love, Not War (support our Troops regardless of personal opinion)

Let’s face it, we don’t always agree personally with the political stands that our government sends our military to face and fight and defend for us. Sometimes we are completely on board. Other times, we wonder why we aren’t already doing something. Guess what, those who are in the military agree with all of the […] Read More