March of 2020 stands to be a pivotal time both for the Vatican’s future as well as its past. Brad Kronen’s second history book of non-fiction entitled “The Controversial Life of Pius XII, The Wartime Pope” takes an in depth look at the life of the man who could soon gain entry into Catholicism’s hallowed hall of spiritual elite by becoming “Pope Saint Pius XII” or may soon be recognized as one the Catholic Church’s deepest sources of shame.Read more "Brad Kronen Writes His Second Historical Book of Non-Fiction, “The Controversial Life of Pius XII, The Wartime Pope”"
Did you know the Virgin Mary has a special kind of haunting called a “Marian Apparition”? Did you also know many of those whom the Mother of Christ appears before end up being “incorruptible”, meaning their bodies don’t rot after they die? Rip my heart out and call me incorruptible! This non-decomposing fun fact and so much more is covered in Brad’s latest book, “The Mysticism of Mary” a fascinating and detailed look at the Catholic Church’s force of the ancient feminine better known as Mary.
And who wants to make a bet about their knowing the correct definition of the term “Immaculate Conception” but after reading Brad’s book they now know better?
Organized Religion…..never a dull moment.Read more "Brad Kronen Explores Mystical Catholicism in his book “The Mysticism of Mary”"
The Pontiff of the Catholic Church who canonized Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a man who lived in the vicinity during the time when St. Teresa’s martyrdom took place, the Polish Pope, John Paul II. His homily given on the day Edith Stein was made a saint sums up this extraordinary woman’s life quite fittingly:
“A woman in search of the truth has become a saint and martyr through the silent workings of divine grace…With her whole being she sought the truth, of which she wrote: “No spiritual work comes into the world without great suffering. It always challenges the whole person”. For a long time Edith Stein was a seeker. Her mind never tired of searching and her heart always yearned for hope. She traveled the arduous path of philosophy with passionate enthusiasm. Eventually she was rewarded: she seized the truth. Or better: she was seized by it. She discovered that Truth had a name: Jesus Christ.”
May each of us, no matter our creed, follow Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’s example by giving our best to seek and hopefully find our own version of divine Truth.Read more "Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part II"
I have always been fascinated by authoritative figures within the realm of organized religion who come from backgrounds that are anything but religious or where they begin life following a faith with a foundation that seems almost diametrically opposed from the one they come to eventually embrace. Thus is the case with a Jewish woman born as Edith Stein who would eventually become the Catholic saint named Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Within Catholicism’s School of Saints, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is truly unique. Although reaching the highest level of Catholic spirituality, as a canonized saint Edith’s identity is still closely intertwined with her religion of birth given the fact Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ life ended in Auschwitz, the most notorious of Nazi extermination centers established during the Second World War which were built with the intent of annihilating the Jewish people as a whole.Read more "Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part I"
The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith Part II by Brad Kronen The power of the mother. The strongest force in nature is a mother protecting her young. As the force of the ancient feminine, Mary serves not only as the Mother of Christ, she is in effect mother […]Read more "The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith, Part II"
Throughout the Catholic Church’s history Mary has been a point of contention where some have said the woman who bore the mortal manifestation of Christ is inconsequential and still others have equivocated devotion towards the Blessed Mother to the worshipping of a pagan goddess.
The Blessed Mother may have begun life as a mortal being but her role in the Catholic Faith is to embody and sustain that mystical force known as the ancient feminine. This in turn elevates Mary’s status well beyond being merely a mortal woman who gave birth to the Messiah. As the force of the ancient feminine Mary serves as Catholicism’s fiercest defender of faith by being its most powerful form of protection against the forces of darkness and evil and Our Lady sustains the importance Catholicism still holds for humanity as the 21st century unfolds by her institution of the power of prayer.Read more "The Mysticism of Mary: The Ancient Feminine Force of the Catholic Faith, Part I"
Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that […]Read more "Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Virgo"
The Birth Chart of Pope Francis & The Future of Catholicism Part II by Brad Kronen “He must open his arms to protect all of God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the […]Read more "The Birth Chart of Pope Francis & the Future of Catholicism, Part II"
The Birth Chart of Pope Francis & The Future of Catholicism Part I by Brad Kronen The newly elected Pontiff, Pope Francis I has an interaction with a white dove, the animal which traditionally represents the concept of Peace in Vatican City in March of 2013. “And now abideth Faith, Hope, Charity, these three; […]Read more "The Birth Chart of Pope Francis & the Future of Catholicism, Part I"
“It is an error to believe that the Roman Pontiff can and ought to reconcile himself to, and agree with, progress, liberalism, and contemporary civilization.” – Pope Pius IX Pope – from the Greek root, “Pappas”, meaning Father Catholic – from the Latin root,“Catholicus” meaning Universal in extent, or of interest to all. February […]Read more "The Prophecies of St. Malachy & The Future of the Vatican, Part III"