Misreading Eden

Woodstock by Joni Mitchell Well, I came upon a child of God He was walking along the road And I asked him, "Tell me, where are you...

Christ the King, and the Promise of Eternal Life

‘Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’ (Lk. 23:43). From the moment that Our Lord spoke these words, the Church...

Wherefore, Brazil?

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual...

Time for Accountability, not Pandemic Amnesty

(Here is a reflection from contributor Scott Ventureyra on the accountability/amnesty debate over draconian Covid protocols, not least the vaxx mandates and lockdowns. This...

Thirty Third Sunday: Remaining Faithful Unto the End

Beware that you are not led astray (Lk. 21:8). The sacred liturgy again today directs our attention to the eschaton, the teaching about the end...

Pope Benedict on Pope Leo

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true...

Death and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

“Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need...

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...

Belloc and the New Paganism

Hilaire Belloc warned of Man's re-descent into a 'new paganism' nearly a hundred years ago, in 1931, and thought the process already well advanced...