The Woeful Wages of the Winnipeg Statement

All things betrayeth thee, Who betrayest Me. (The Hound of Heaven, Francis Thompson) In a recent essay, titled Wherefore Canada, I cited reasons for what...

The Saint Whose Speech Was Golden

On Monday 26 July 2021 I had the grace of visiting Ravenna, once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, from 402 till...

Traditionis Custodes and the Faithful’s Response: Parrhesia

On July 16th, Pope Francis issued the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970....

The Holy Mass As Sacrifice and Heavenly Food, Not Therapeutic Pablum and the Bread...

This Sunday’s reflection is the third in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

Sometimes, Alas, Arguing is Futile

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. That’s...

Interior Freedom By Frequent Confession

(The question of how often to go to the sacrament of confession is a very personal one for Catholics, made deep within one's conscience,...

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi’s Brilliance

Saint Lorenza (Lawrence) da Brindisi - Capuchin priest and Doctor of the Church - was born Giulio Cesare Russo on July 22, 1559 to Guglielmo...

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: What God Does for Us, and What We...

This Sunday’s reflection is the second in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

The Bible, as History and Theology

There was a theologian a few years ago who made quite a splash in the media by criticizing the Bible. A lot of people...

Saint Bonaventure: Contemplatio in Actione

Who is this saint, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, whose feast collect aptly describes him as a man of great learning and having the ardor of … charity? Undoubtedly,...