Albert, the Great Theologian and Scientist

Saint Albert (1200-1280), whose life spans what William Walsh called the 'greatest of centuries' was himself, even during his own lifetime, given that title,...

Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a child prodigy, some say even more so than the incomparable Mozart, developing perfect...

The Moral Aspect of the Apocalypse

The biblical texts used at Mass towards the end of the liturgical year are certainly dramatic—with stars falling from heaven and the like—and, it...

Thirty Third Sunday, Humility and the End of Time

At that time Michael the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise (Dan. 12:1).  As we approach the end of the liturgical year...

Symbolism Over Substance

Jesus came to them and said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of...

Pope Benedict on Today’s Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS St Peter's Square Sunday, 9 November 2008 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The liturgy today has us celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, called the "mother...

The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran: The First Church of Christendom,...

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

The Beginning of Wisdom

The book of Wisdom, which we begin reading today, is based on the insight that wisdom is different from knowledge. Anyone with brains can...

Thirty Second Sunday: Giving Our All For God

Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For…she out of her...

Becoming Blind to Pornography on the Internet

“And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life...