Behold, the pagans have trodden your cross underfoot! Where is your glory? As I see all this, I would, in the ardent love I have for you, prefer to be torn limb from limb and to die as a witness to your love. (From a letter of Saint Paul Le-Bao-Tinh, martyr in Vietnam)

Editor's Corner

Catherine’s Pure Philosophy

In one of those ironies of God's history - choosing what seems the weak to confound the apparently strong - the patron saint of...

Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

The Martyrs of Vietnam, whom we commemorate today, were a whole panoply of Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men, women and children, put...

Three Saints in a Day: Pro, Clement and Columba

November 23rd marks one of those triptych saint days, with three intercessors and examples from three different eras, to lift our spirits in this...

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat!

A blessed solemnity of Christ the King to all our readers! A rather recent feast, as Church history goes, first promulgated by Pope Pius...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

Nota in Brevis

A Neutered Darwin Award

This is the anniversary of the first printing of Darwin's Origin of Species, back in 1859, whose theme was the 'survival of the fittest'...

Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat!

A blessed solemnity of Christ the King to all our readers! A rather recent feast, as Church history goes, first promulgated by Pope Pius...

Newsom’s Backhanded Favour

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California with the slicked-back hair, has, according to Congressman Tom McClintock, apparently done us an unwitting favour, being caught...

McCarrick Report Reductio ad Absurdam

I don't think I am ever going to read the McCarrick report - at 460 or so pages, with copious footnotes, it is akin...

Private and Public Morality

On September 26, 2020 President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States.  As a devout and practicing Roman...