Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)

Editor's Corner

The Transcendent Meaning of the Ascension

A very blessed and joyous Solemnity of the Ascension to all our readers... At least in the Church universal, which follows the historical fact...

Isidore the Farmer, Rerum Novarum and Tilling the Land

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Saint Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we...

Matthias’ Achieving Greatness

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them  So wrote the Bard in his 1602 play the Twelfth Night, and...

Trudeua’s Odiferous, Ominous Omnibus Bill

A good choice was made with Saint Matthias, in accordance with God's holy will, and we may rejoice accordingly on this feast of the...

Nereus, Achilleus, and Pancras: Choosing Whither We Go

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, eunuchs and chamberlains of the court, and eventual converts to Christianity, put to death under...

Nota in Brevis

Novena to the Holy Ghost, Day Three – The Gift of Piety

Third Day (for the First Day, please see here) Thou, of all consolers best, Visiting the troubled breast, Dost refreshing peace bestow The Gift of Piety The...

Slavery, Abortion and Denying Communion

Those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it - So Randall Smith begins his must-read essay in The Catholic Thing -...

Novena to the Holy Ghost, Second Day – The Gift of Fear

Second Day (for the First Day, please see here) Come, Father of the Poor! Come, treasures that endure! Come, Light of all that live! The Gift of...

Sheen and Fatima

In light of Our Lady of Fatima, and Carl Sundell's reflection on the great Bishop Sheen, I came across his own theological and historical...

Ascension and Novena to the Holy Ghost – First Day

In the Church universal, this is the solemnity of Ascension, - so a blessed and joyous one to all our readers - commemorating Our...