But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you (1 Peter 3:15).
There is a growing tendency today among traditional Catholics, who had long fought in the trenches against modernism and its varied manifestations, to retreat into a bitter reclusiveness. It is a heavy attitude of heart, leaning more towards despair than hope. This corrosive malady of spirit afflicts those who are suffering from battle fatigue, which state seems to oppress them more than any cross they carried while in actual combat.
Loyal Catholics need not only the virtue of fortitude in these trying times, but we also need perseverance. In addition to habitual prayer, one of the best ways to maintain our steadfastness in the Faith is to grow continually in our knowledge of the Faith. This past conference presented a great opportunity to grow in the Faith, both in our knowledge of it and in our zeal to spread it. Without this knowledge we will not be effective in satisfying those who "ask a reason of that hope which is in [us]".
There were thirteen talks stretched out over a four-day schedule. These deliveries covered a wide range of Catholic themes. There was theology, history of the Church, Marian exegesis, inspirational exhortation, Catholic political doctrine vis-à-vis the social Kingship of Christ vs. the antithetical, ungodly United Nations. There was a promotion of good Catholic literature, a guide to home-schooling, and thoughtful considerations regarding the building of Catholic communities. Keeping to the theme of “An Eye to the Future: Christendom Tomorrow” four speakers approached the subject from varied angles, one even drawing from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. The topics all worked to complement each other in establishing a wisdom that will be crucial in forming a restored and revitalized Christendom.
We know how difficult it is to put aside the money and time to attend our conferences in person; however, by purchasing the talks you can count yourself a part of the experience. You may have missed the social benefits of the convention, but don't miss out on the educational, which is far more important.
The recordings are all excellent quality reproductions. They would make a valuable gift for an interested neighbor, priest, religious, friend, or relative.
Mr. Brian Kelly
Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus: The Foundational Dogma
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