Call No Man Father…Including Saint Joseph?

One of the age-old objections that Protestants have to the Catholic priesthood is known as the “Call No Man Father” Argument, which runs something...

Hebrew Names

For anyone who knows Hebrew, reading the Bible must have an element of fun, something like solving a puzzle. For the names all mean...

The Fathers of the Church and the Power of our Baptism  

The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, which falls the Sunday after the Epiphany Sunday, officially ends the liturgical Christmas season. There are some...

Hilaire Belloc on a World at War with the Church

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 Hilaire Belloc's somewhat long and...

Cantate et Adorate, Pastores et Magi

A very blessed Solemnity of the Epiphany, or Second Sunday of Christmas, depending on where you're reading this. Here in Canada, the feast commemorating...

Epiphany: Kneeling Humbly Before our God

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then opening their treasure...

Mary, Mother of God

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal.4:4).⧾ On this...

A Christmas and New Year’s Meditation: To the Future, with Hope

The Divine Office is the prayer book of priests. It consists of psalms, hymns and prayers that are said through the day. Some lay...

The Nature and Extent of Josephology

Josephology is a relatively new branch of theology that has appeared about two hundred to one hundred-fifty years ago. It has its origins in...

The Eucharist, the Church, and Abortion

Introduction Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver has aptly said that "abortion is the central social issue of this moment in our national history ‒...