The great reason for this transfiguration was to remove the scandal of the cross from the hearts of his disciples, and to prevent the humiliation of his voluntary suffering from disturbing the faith of those who had witnessed the surpassing glory that lay concealed. (Pope Leo the Great, +461)

Editor's Corner

Saint David, of Wales

A brief note before this day ends, on Saint David, sixth-century monastic bishop, now patron, of Wales, born at an unknown date, but who...

Thanatophilia, Thanatophobia, Keep Your Chins Up, and Keep That Hope in Ya’

(The title of this brief reflection was an attempt at a musical rhyme - and if the theme were not so tragic, I might...

Saint Gregory Narek, Mystic, Monk and Doctor

The Armenian monk Gregory Narek (Grigor Narekatsi), whose life spanned the border between the 10th and 11th centuries (ca. 950 - 1003) was enrolled...

Saint Henry Morse, Priest of the Plague

I stumbled on this absorbing short film on the life of the English martyr, Saint Henry Morse (+1645), who spent significant part of his...

Fare Thee Well, Cardinal Sarah!

Say in ain't so! But it is - Robert Cardinal Sarah's resignation as Head of the Congregation for Divine Worship has been accepted by...

Nota in Brevis

Saint David, of Wales

A brief note before this day ends, on Saint David, sixth-century monastic bishop, now patron, of Wales, born at an unknown date, but who...

Amazon’s Censorship and Southwell’s Truth

Censorship on a scale even Orwell couldn't imagine in 1984 is ramping up, only four decades or so off his predicted date, but here...

Clarification on ‘Peace’ and ‘Violence’

A local on-line magazine seems to have quoted me in a way that may be misconstrued: So for those of you in the local...

Blessed Robert Southwell, Poet and Martyr

February 21st marked the anniversary of the hanging, drawing and quartering of the Jesuit priest, poet and eventual martyr, Robert Southwell (1561 - 1595)...

An Apologia, and Some Light in the Darkness

Someone pointed out a new-ish on-line magazine, for Catholic Insight is not the only voice out there, and gratias Deo for it: Intellectual Take-Out...