Dr. Maike Hickson was born and raised in Germany. She holds a PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, after having written in Switzerland her doctoral dissertation on the history of Swiss intellectuals before and during World War II. She now lives in the U.S. and is married to Dr. Robert Hickson, and they have been blessed with two beautiful children. She is a happy housewife who likes to write articles when time permits.
Dr. Hickson published in 2014 a Festschrift, a collection of some thirty essays written by thoughtful authors in honor of her husband upon his 70th birthday, which is entitled A Catholic Witness in Our Time.
Hickson has closely followed the papacy of Pope Francis and the developments in the Catholic Church in Germany, and she has been writing articles on religion and politics for U.S. and European publications and websites such as LifeSiteNews, OnePeterFive, The Wanderer, Rorate Caeli, Catholicism.org, Catholic Family News, Christian Order, Notizie Pro-Vita, Corrispondenza Romana, Katholisches.info, Der Dreizehnte, Zeit-Fragen, and Westfalen-Blatt.
Our commentator puts the case of the Carmel in Philadelphia in a larger context of the crisis in the Church which started with the Second Vatican Council, and he issues a sort of battle cry, calling Catholics to resistance.
'Among the protagonists of this process are to me a little too many defenders of gay marriage, folks who don't really think abortion is a problem and never really show themselves defenders of the Church's rich creed, wanting above all to be liked by their secular surroundings.'
In Part 3 of John-Henry Westen's interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the bishop encouraged traditional faithful to stay strong in the faith, even under conditions of persecution since the publication of the apostolic letter Traditionis Custodes.
When speaking about resisting the unjust suppression of the traditional Latin Mass, Bishop Athanasius Schneider stated that even priests could 'go to the SSPX' in order to be able to continue their priestly work in the traditional rite.
Sources say Rome and the local archdiocese did all they could to discourage a revival of the monastery – and that they are the ones who will receive the monastery's estimated assets of approximately $10 million.
In Part 2 of John-Henry Westen's interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the bishop commented on the dogma 'outside the Church there is no salvation,' insisting that the Jews also need to be converted. He also declared that the Vatican should admit their 'errors' regarding the COVID vaccines, but fears that it is too hard for them to do so.
In an exclusive interview, Cardinal Müller tells LifeSiteNews how the 'LGBT ideology,' like what is being presented at the so-called 'German Synodal Path,' is seeking to complete a 'hostile takeover of the Church.'