Angelo Stagnaro

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St. Lawrence Laughed in the Face of Death

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Q: Do you know the three things God doesn’t know? A: (1) What a Jesuit is doing, (2) what a Dominican is thinking and (3) how many Catholic religious communities there are for women in the world. You probably...

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Do You Want to Be Better? Make Friends With a True Gentleman

“Lord of the Universe, I want to propose a deal. We have many sins. You have much forgiveness. Let us exchange our sins for your forgiveness. And if you should say that this is not a fair exchange, then my reply is: If we had no sins, what would...

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The Jesuit Master of 100 Arts

Blessed as the Church is, with hundreds of millions of highly intelligent men and women over the course of the last two millennia, it’s admittedly difficult to keep track of them all. Among the greatest contributors to modern science, Catholic...

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Machines Don’t Have Souls

The history of science is full of failed theories designed to reduce our humanity to our biological and mechanical functions. In the third century before Christ, Greek engineers created automata powered by hydraulics. This led to the idea that...

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Infanticide is Not a Human Right

It can never be successfully argued that it’s the right of a human being to kill an innocent human being. If such were the situation, then the person who made such a claim would have to expect to randomly meet a similar fate at the hands of...

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What You Need to Know About St. Benedict and His Medal

Most people, Catholics included, don't realize how indebted the Church, Europe and the world are to St. Benedict of Nursia. The very presence of his monks in their monasteries became a stabilizing, civilizing factor no matter where they planted...

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Yet 19 More Ways to Respond to Common Abortion Questions

This article is Part Three of a series — see also Part One and Part Two.   “I want women to have the right to choose.” The "right" to an abortion isn't a right at all — no more so than it is a right to kill any innocent...

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“They’re Going to Do It Anyway”

לֹא תִּרְצָח “You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13)   Abortion Myth: By outlawing abortion, women will be in danger as they seek out dangerous back-alley abortions. 5,000 to 10,000 women every year died as a result of...

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5 Ways You Can Tell a Psychic is Full of Hot Air

The Catholic Church has always denounced psychics and fortunetelling. But, putting aside the sin of subscribing to these people, there is a matter of basic common sense and logic that proves these people are unreliable as to their pronouncements....

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24 More Ways to Respond to Common Abortion Questions

This article is Part Two of a series — see Part One here.   “Abortion is amoral.” If the Holy Spirit is the Author of Life, what right do we have to take life away from an innocent child? Abortion is murder because it ends a human life. If...