Editor's Corner

Valentinian Love: Europe’s Destiny

The wider world knows this day as dedicated to Saint Valentine, about whom both the Church knows little, and the world even less. What...

Our Lady of Lourdes and Hope in Suffering

Today we celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes, when on a cold-ish winter day in 1858 in the south of France - looking outside at...

Sister Josephine Bakhita’s Forgiveness

On this day, February 8th, 1947, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869, her childhood was...

The Joyful Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan, whose...

Our Good Agatha

Saint Agatha (+251) is one of most venerated of the 'virgin martyrs', a category of saint which has its own office, and is one...

Nota in Brevis

Manifesting Holiness

Cardinal Mueller’s Manifesto continues to create quite the stir, opening up what seems be a deep division within the Vatican. What that division signifies...

Suffering and Contending Cardinals

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, the World Day of the Sick, on which I posted a few words in an editorial....

Humpty Dumpty, Revolutions and Two Saints

In one of the many ironies of this Humpty Dumpty age where words no longer mean what they are meant to mean, but only...

2019 Dystopia, Papal Pilgrimage and Super Bowls

I just read that 2019 was the futuristic year – at least in relative terms – in which the films Blade Runner (1982) and...

Terror, Thomas and Abortion

Another Islamic bombing, one that adds sacrilege to sacrifice, as the target were participants in Sunday Mass at the cathedral of Our Lady of...