All the things in this world are gifts of God, created for us, to be the means by which we can come to know him better, love him more surely, and serve him more faithfully. (Saint Ignatius of Loyola, +1556)

Editor's Corner

Macron’s Praetorian, Mexicans and Moustaches

Emmanuel Macron's entire security detail - his personal praetorian guard, if you will - quit en masse rather than submit to his requirement that...

Saint Peter Chrysologous: How To Preach a Homily

Saint Peter Chrysologous (+450) was, as the traditional account has it, chosen bishop of Ravenna in 433 after the then-reigning pontiff, Pope, Sixtus III,...

Martha, Mary and Marriage

This memorial of Saint Martha, in accord with a decree from the Congregation of Divine Worship earlier this year, now also includes her brother...

Anne, Joachim and Trudeau’s Tragic Legacy

A blessed feast of Saints Joachim and Anne on this July 26th, who may be deemed patrons of Canada, with the shrine of St....

James the Greater and Humanae Vitae: Signs of Contradiction

Today - if it 'twere not Sunday - we would celebrate the feast of Saint James 'the Greater', not because of any intrinsic superior...

Nota in Brevis

Enemies of Society

I'm reading historian Paul Johnson's Enemies of Society, published in 1977, and it is as timely now as it was over four decades ago...

Macron’s Praetorian, Mexicans and Moustaches

Emmanuel Macron's entire security detail - his personal praetorian guard, if you will - quit en masse rather than submit to his requirement that...

Pot, Schizophrenia and Debating Animal and Human Rights

Should we be surprised? A recent study out of Denmark, published in JAMA Psychiatry, links 'problematic' use of marijuana with the development of schizophrenia....

Cardinal Müller and the Motu

Gerhard Cardinal Müller's take on the Motu Proprio is a breath of the fresh air of clarity and charity. Here is an excerpt of...

Summorum Pontificum Abrogated: Quo Vadis?

Well, the Pope has done it - abrogated Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum, (July 7, 2007) and even John Paul II's Ecclesia Dei (July 2, 1988) -...