In prayer, more is accomplished by listening than by talking. (Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, +1641)

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Pèlerinage dans La Belle Province

For the feast of Saints Anne and Joachim on July 26th, just prior to the papal visit, I went on pilgrimage to the shrine...

The Divine Comedy of Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence (+258) lives on in legend, a Spaniard from Valencia, chosen in the very bloom of his early maturity by the intelligent and...

Lessons From Thalidomide

On August 7th, 1962, Frances Oldham Kelsey, a Canadian-American physician/pharmacologist (who hailed, by the bye, from bucolic and beautiful Cobble Hill, on Vancouver Island,...

Edith Stein’s Cross and Witness

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy - understanding...

MAiD Really MAiMS Medicine

Ten thousand reasons is a catchy charismatic praise and worship song. Of course, I may not play it at Mass, but it fits around...

Nota in Brevis

The Empathy of Edith Stein

An intriguing take on Saint Edith Stein from the perspective of empathy, on which the saint wrote her dissertation, an important topic in our...

Nagasaki’s Own Nightmare

The Americans dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima on August 6th, and another one on this day, August 9th - just to make sure...

The Pope, Capital Punishment and Contraception

Robert Greving’s recent article in Crisis (July 28th, 2022) requires some clarification. Distinctions are essential, and in these confusing times, where even the elect...

Hiroshima Transfigured

As well as being the feast of the Transfiguration, and the anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, this day also has the...

The Moment of Resurrection, Expressed in Bronze

  Artist Miles Tucker’s latest bronze sculpture is designed to inspire and fortify faith by depicting the precise moment of Jesus’ resurrection within the tomb...