About Veritatis Praeco

Veritatis Praeco – The “Herald of Truth”

Veritatis Praeco is a private publication, written and edited by students at an unnamed private Catholic college.  For various reasons, everyone involved with the production of the journal maintains anonymity; primarily, this is to foster a respect for the message, which is of consequence, and not the identities of the individuals promoting it, a matter lacking any grave significance at all.

The journal is an endeavor which attempts most of all to be Catholic, in both senses of the word: faithful to the authoritative teaching of the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church, and applying that faith universally, to everything written.  Our goals are to recognize and promote the truth, regardless of who says it, to facilitate an honest dialogue amongst those of differing opinions both outside and within the Church, and to acknowledge the uniqueness of the Church: that it, and it alone, by the salvation it offers, professes the fullness of the truth, on heaven and earth.  It is hopefully within the folds of that truth that Veritatis Praeco publishes articles discussing the first principles, politics, man, the state, the university, philosophy, theology, history, literature, and the liturgy.

This blog serves as a medium in which the journal may be promoted, a place to post content that cannot fit into the very limited space in our print publication, and a realm in which full discourse can be carried out when the weight of conversation is too hefty to fit our modest pages.

Your comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome.  Please e-mail veritatispraeco@gmail.com

  1. Cynthia V
    July 2, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Hello, just wandered over from Mark Shea’s blog! This journal looks fascinating and I look forward to reading it.

  2. August 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I arrived another way. I Googled “man of letters” and asked for images. I was directed to your site, so that’s a rather wayward but positive bit of advertising for your blog. It does look very interesting.

  3. David Jeffreys
    January 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Please can you translate “sicut erat in principio…etc”

    David Jeffreys

    • January 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

      Mr. Jeffreys,

      “Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum” is Latin for “As it was in the beginning, and now, and ever shall be, world without end,” the English translation of the latter portion of the Doxologia Minor, or Glory Be.

      Pax Domini,

  4. Mark L
    September 26, 2011 at 10:06 am


    I found your site quite by chance; I was looking for information about Alfred Deller’s recordings of drinking songs…

    I’m not a Catholic; indeed, though a firm believer in God, I have considerable doubts about the whole matter of organised religion, and a definite aversion to religious dogma, especially when it is fanatically followed. Your site, however, looks intelligent and interesting, and I’m all for the sensible attitude which you promote towards the matter of the enjoyment of drink. Perhaps a shame for myself that you are based in the USA; I suspect that few of the beers which you are likely to review in your pages are going to be easily found here in the UK. I’ve bookmarked you and will visit from time to time.

    I have a friend who is a Catholic; I shall point her towards your site.

    Mark L

  5. Mr. Niklaus M. Ruloff
    November 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Mr.N.M. Ruloff

    Just by co-incidence,I happen to stumble across your web site. Being a Traditional Catholic and thoroughly enjoying the occasional true Royal Drink,I enjoyed reading your article relating to good brews as well as additional enlightening articles relating to the True Faith.

    Thank you for sharing your introspective with me,just keep them coming.

    God Bless,


  6. Francy
    December 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Hello I’m Francy my real name is Vanessa. I’m the drummer of my Band an also the leader. We make music together since august 2011. So we liked the name “VeritatisPraeco”, but we don’t know that this name exists. We’re playing folk-metal. And now my question, can we may use this name for our band?


    • Francy
      December 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

      Francy again,
      Here’s my e-mail adress, you can write a e-mail to me, i like to know it, it’s important for my band


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