Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth


``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D


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Here is where you can find recent site news, announcements, and a listing of the the things that have been most recently added (using the site map and site search features can help you find things you might not have seen before, too).

Of course, the content of the Discussion Forum changes all the time. Check there for discussion, news links, and other frequently updated fresh content! Note that the discussion forum has its own search engine.


 


I added a page on what to do if you're trad -- but your family isn't: Index > For Catholics > I'm Trad, but My Family Isn't! Help!

I've added a page called "Conversion of the Heart" -- likely the most important page on this website now. It's located here: :  Index > Being Catholic > Conversion of the Heart

I've added a little Catholic Library -- a collection of writings of the Doctors and Saints, plus other writings Catholics might enjoy. Find it here:   Index > Being Catholic > Catholic Library

I've added "The Ten Commandments for the Scrupulous" written by Redemptorist priests. It's off the "Sacrament of Penance" page here:  Index > Being Catholic > Sacrament of Penance > The Ten Commandments for the Scrupulous

I added a page on how to get the traditional Latin Mass -- the "Extraordinary Form" of the Mass -- offered at your parish. See that here: Index > For Catholics > How to Establish the Traditional Latin Mass in Your Parish

A free book for your Kindle -- "The Fisheaters Wham-Bam Thank You, Ma'am Conversion Book." Found here:  Index Page > Free Book for your Kindle

 Page on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and also The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi: > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Feast of St. Francis of Assisi > Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi

 Article from Life Magazine, January 9, 1950, with pictures of Pope Pius XII celebrating Jubilee. Link at the bottom of the page on Holy Years of Jubilee:  Being Catholic > Holy Years of Jubilee

A pdf file of the 22 June 1969 AP article, via the Los Angeles Times, concerning Bugnini on the issue of women and veiling has been put in a footnote on the Index Page > Being Catholic > Veiling page

Index Page > For Catholics > On Traditional Catholics, a great, poetic essay written by forum member "WhollyRoamin'Catholic"

Index Page > For Catholics > The Decree Lifting the Excommunications of the Four S.S.P.X. Bishops, document on the Bishops of the S.S.P.X.

Index Page > For Catholics > The Motu Proprio: Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI's document on the traditional Mass

Index Page > For Catholics > The Money Masters, video about our money system and the Federal Reserve (Vox: I messed up earlier and had the video in two parts -- but Parts I and II were the same. These videos have been replaced with a single video. I beg pardon!)

Index Page > For Catholics > The Century of the Self, a four-part video miniseries about propaganda, advertising, and other forms of media manipulation and their effects on consumerism, social attitudes, and politics. I also added a few fun videos to the "Fun Stuff" page, just for laffs (with a few gems thrown in)...

I've made a page about Catholics and beasties and have put it in the "Being Catholic" section. It includes a sub-section consisting of St. Basil the Great's expository on the Creation, "On the Hexaemeron." I have a feeling this little page will grow as I find more stories of the Saints and animals and such: Index > Being Catholic > Catholics and the Animal World > On the Hexaemeron

I added a page about the Four Temperaments to introduce the Four Temperaments personality test that has been at the site for a long time: Index > Being Catholic > The Four Temperaments (the test is no longer accessible through the Fun Stuff page)

Via youtube comes this series of what I consider hilarious and well-edited (given obviously sparse equipment) videos about one really neurotic, messed-up woman's (ahem) search for religious truth: Index > Being Catholic > Fun Stuff > Betty Butterfield's Quest for God

I've added a section containing Christ's parables. It's, sad to say, skimpy art-wise (I am looking around, trying to find medieval art to use), but the parables are all there -- grouped as thirty-three -- with commentary from the Fathers (or the Catholic Encyclopedia) when available: Index > Being Catholic > The Parables of Lord Christ

The longer I am acquainted with the religious, the more I know this story is necessary: The Story of the Two Monks

A page about the fascinating Sibyls and their role in Christianity, Christian art, etc., has been added here: Index > Being Catholic > The Sibyls

I added the book "The Garbage Generation," by Daniel Amneus, once available at the website Upstream (mugu.com). This book is a must-read for those who deny the importance of patriarchy -- but I will have a few things to say about it in an article I plan to write: Index > For Catholics > The Garbage Generation

I am restricting the discussion forum to non-sedevacantist Catholics (and, as always, to any guest who respects such Catholics' sensibilities, speaks of the Holy Father with respect, and obeys the rules of the forum). I'd wanted the forum to be "pan-trad" but am finding that initial premises are too far-reaching in discussions among sedes and non-sedes, and that non-sedes tend to be put on the defense too often, leading to too many conversations about those premises, and too few conversations about actually living the Faith. I was also discouraged by some slurs and little snide remarks against the Holy Father. Though these were kept, in accordance to the rules, in the forum made for "sede vs. non-sede" debate, I simply don't want to provide a place, on my dime, for comments such as these that would flow naturally from sedevacantist premises. Respectful critism of papal actions is sometimes not only warranted, but necessary; disrespect, never giving the benefit of the doubt, and an apparent desire to find problems aren't -- but those who don't believe Benedict XVI is the Pope at all have no motivation to afford him that much.

Another change: the Zionism forum is now "Read Only" due to problems in keeping troublemakers away. Changed it back so everyone can post; we'll see how long it lasts.

Thanks to youtube.com, I am able to present a video of the traditional Mass: Index Page > Being Catholic > Video of the Mass

As I did with the pages on Ember Days, I amended the pages on Rogation Days, adding lots of background information and readings: Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs >  Rogation Days

Father Apollo Teaches a Lesson about Judging Others

I totally beefed up the pages on Ember Days, adding bits to tie things in more clearly with the natural seasons. There is some repetition, as I want each page on each of the Embertides to stand alone, but -- well, you will see: Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs >  Ember Days

The most obvious thing that's new is the brilliant art on the index page, created by artist Daniel Mitsui. I love it! Apparently many do, considering what's been said about it at the forum. Mr. Mitsui, I thank God for your talents!

Listen to Ezra Pound read his poem about usury: Index Page > For Catholics > Jewish-Catholic Relations > "With Usura"

Encyclicals on slavery added to the following location, just to have them all in one place for when the Church gets blamed for slavery, too: Index Page > For Catholics > Sicut Dudum, Sublimus Dei, In Supremo Apostolatus, In Plurimus, and Catholicae Ecclesiae

Index Page > Being Catholic > Roadside Shrines (not a lot of information, but mostly pictures)

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs >  Walpurgisnacht

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Queenship of Mary

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Feast of St. Lawrence

A few days late and a dollar short, but here it is nonetheless: Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Septuagesima Sunday and its Vigil

Index Page > For Catholics > G. K. Chesterton's "On American Morals"
 
Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Feast of the Visitation (there is some repetition here from the Mary page in the "Defense of Catholicism" area)

I have fallen hopelessly in love with St. Ephraem. To the page on the Sacrament of Penance (and also off the Feast of Mary Magdalen page), I've added his Homily on the Sinful Woman. Off the page on Precious Stones in Sacred Scripture, I've added his "The Pearl." You can find excerpts from his other works throughout the site; use the search engine to locate some if you fall in love with him, too.

In the Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > area, the following excerpts from Dom Gueranger's "The Liturgical Year" have been added: Mystery of Advent, Mystery of Christmastide, Mystery of Septuagesima, Mystery of Lent, Mystery of Passiontide, Mystery of Paschal Time, and Mystery of the Time after Pentecost -- each on the appropriate overview page for those seasons.

Index Page > For Catholics > Traditional Catholicism 101: A Brief Primer

Index Page > For Catholics > Pius XII's  Mystici Corporis and Vatican I's Pastor Aeternus

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Twelfthnight: added St. Ephraem's Hymn XV on the Epiphany, which can be read as a Twelfthnight play

Advent Sunday, 2005: The site has changed its name and moved to its own domain! Yay! Please bookmark the new URL: www.fisheaters.com I hope I have got it all done properly; if anything is "buggy," let me know at the discussion forum...

Index Page > For Catholics > Leo XIII's  Libertas (On Liberty) and Inimica Vis (on Freemasonry)

Index Page > For Catholics > Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labor) and Pope Pius XI's Quadragesimo Anno (On the Social Order)

Index Page > For Catholics > Benedict XIV's Vix Pervenit (on usury)

Index Page > For Catholics > Pius VIII's Traditi Humilitati

Index Page > Being Catholic > Lectio Divina > Pope Pius XII's "Divino Afflante Spiritu

Index Page > For Catholics > Pius XII's Mediator Dei

Index Page > Being Catholic > Holy Matrimony  > Pope Pius XII's Address to Midwives

 Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Feast of St. Louis IX

 Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Feast of St. Thomas Becket

 Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Feast of St. Martha

 Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Feast of St. Mary Magdalen

Jewish-Catholic Relations > Chapters Three and Five of Israel Shahak's "Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of 2,000 Years"

Pope Benedict XV's encyclical "Spiritus Paraclitus" (also off the Lectio Divina page)

The discussion forum got hacked, so I've moved to a different board. You'll have to re-register, sorry! But please do -- and please kick-start it all again! It looks pretty empty right now...

Index Page > Letters, Conversations, Questions & Comments > A Catholic convert from Judaism takes issue with the "Jewish-Catholic Relations" section of this site -- Part III


Index Page > Letters, Conversations, Questions & Comments > A Catholic convert from Judaism takes issue with the "Jewish-Catholic Relations" section of this site (now moved to Jewish-Catholic relations section)

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > How to make Palm Crosses for Palm Sunday

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Feast of St. Brigid > How to Make a St. Brigid's Cross

So, I've been playing with the front page, as you can see. It looks radically different, but not much has changed, really. Summary of the changes so far:

  • All the apologetics links for Protestants, and the real audio conversion stories, are now on the For Non-Catholic Christians page.

  • All the Catholic links that had been in the two columns on either side of the red boxes on the index page are now on the Offsite Links page.

  • The "Letters, Conversations, Questions, and Comments" page has been re-named "Readers Write."

  • The "About this Site," "Help Wanted," "Link to this Site" pages have been removed, and some of their information incorporated into the "Questions/Comments" page.

Index Page > Being Catholic > Pilgrimage > added a small section on the Sacred Heart Auto League/"plastic Jesus" phenomenom at the bottom of this page

Index Page > Letters, Conversations, Questions & Comments > Someone doesn't like my page on circumcision, apparently

Index Page > Being Catholic > Religious Orders > Regula Bullata

Index Page > Being Catholic > Domestic Church  > The Truth about Men and Church and To Spank or Not to Spank? (I forgot to tell you about these articles, sorry!)

Index Page > Being Catholic > Religious Orders > Rule of St. Benedict and Rule of St. Augustine and "Life of St. Antony" by St. Athanasius and "Life of Paulus, the First Hermit" by St. Jerome

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > Meatless Lenten Soups and Advent and Christmastide Hymns, Carols, and Secular Songs

Index Page > Being Catholic > Akathistos Hymn to the Mother of God

Index Page > Being Catholic >  Sacrifice Beads

Index Page > Being Catholic > Holy Years of Jubilee

Index Page > Being Catholic > Pilgrimage > Edict of Milan

Index Page > Being Catholic > Lectio Divina > Pangur Ban

Index Page > Being Catholic > Devotion to the Holy Face

Being Catholic > Devotion to the 5 Wounds > Passion Flower

Index Page > Being Catholic > Devotion to the Holy Name

The Blog has been replaced by a Discussion Forum. I'm not good at blogging; it's too lonely. Feed the discussion forum. Please.

Index Page > Being Catholic > Seasonal Customs > The Feast of St. Brigid and The Feast of St. Catherine. (I also made a separate page, in the "Being Catholic" section, on prayer for the dead . Most of the information here had been on the Catholic Funerals page).

Index Page > Being Catholic > Votive Offerings

Index Page > Pope Clement XII's Bull  on Freemasonry, In Eminenti

Being Catholic > Holy Matrimony > Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical Arcanum

Being Catholic > Devotion to the 5 Wounds with these accompanying pages: the Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget of Sweden and The Legend of the Sand Dollar

Being Catholic > Devotion to the Child Jesus with information specifically on the Infant of Prague and the corollary devotion to Maria Bambina

Being Catholic > Fun Stuff > John Paul II Random Speech Generator  just for laffs and with all due respect

Being Catholic > St. Anthony's Brief

Being Catholic > St. Joseph: Real Estate Agent?

Letters, Conversations, Questions and Comments > Conversation about Fatima with a student from Steubenville

Being Catholic > The Mass: Introduction > Excerpt from Belloc's "Science as the Enemy of Truth"

I've also added a section to the Relics Page on the Incorruptibles and a list of places to venerate first class relics, and have added notable icons (Our Lady of Czestochowa and Our Lady with Three Hands) to the Sacred Images: Statues and Other Icons page.


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