Gall pechod mawr ddyfod trwy ddrws bychan - A great sin can enter through a small door (Welsh proverb)

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Saint David, of Wales

A brief note on Saint David, the sixth-century monastic bishop, now patron, of Wales, born at an unknown date, but who likely died on...

A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Tiny – At Least in Alabama

As Dr. Alexander Lozano points out, the Supreme Court of Alabama has decreed that frozen embryos - and, by extensions, embryos in general -...

Saint Gabriel Possenti – God, Prayer…and Guns?

Gabriel of the Seven Sorrows, who died on this day in 1862, may be seen as a kind of male Saint Thérèse, but, as...

To Choose, or Not, ‘The Chosen’

There used to be a custom in Hollywood to hide the face of Christ on film – see the scenes Spartacus and Ben-Hur. This...

Saint Polycarp’s – Baked Bread and Boldness

The Church has had martyrs since her earliest days, and will have them unto the end of time.  One of the first in the...

Nota in Brevis

Benedict’s Resignation, Eleven Years On

Hard to believe that it was eleven years ago on this February 28th that Pope Benedict XVI resigned the papacy, the first Pope to...

Is Free and Open Debate Still Possible?

I was pleasantly surprised that this essay came out of Harvard - a professor encouraging open dialogue on a number of 'sensitive' issues. That...

Saint Porphyrius

Saint Porphyrius was an early 5th century bishop of Gaza, from 395 to 420, which makes him an a propos patron for that troubled...

Cardinals Müller and Sarah Speak Out

You know it's bad, and the jig may well be up, when both the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the...

Some Patristic Sources on the Feast of the Chair of St Peter

Today, Tuesday 22 February 2022, Feast of the Chair of Peter, puts Peter’s Chair as the centre of our prayer. The Chair reminds us...