Homily of Pope John Paul II on Padre Pio’s Canonization

CANONIZATION OF ST PIO OF PIETRELCINA, CAPUCHIN PRIEST HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 16 June 2002 1. "For my yoke is easy and my burden light"...

Peter Philips – Exiled English Composer

Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Renaissance Summer Music School in London, Ontario. The week was filled with an abundance...

Who are the Workers in the Vineyard?

. . . the rabbis said: “Solomon had three thousand parables to illustrate each and every verse , and a thousand and five interpretations...

General Audience on Saint Robert Bellarmine

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 23 February 2011 Saint Robert Bellarmine Dear Brothers and Sisters, Born on 4 October 1542 in Montepulciano near Siena, he was...

Exalting in the Cross

We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and...
Pope St. John Paul II

Pope Saint John Paul II Reflects on the Cross

(An excerpt from a homily preached by Pope Saint John Paul II in Lesotho, in 1988): In the Gospel of this feast we are witnesses...

The Unjust Steward, Humility and the Libido Dominandi

Remember the commandments, and do not be angry with your neighbour; remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults (Sir. 28:7). ⧾ The...

Damsels in Distress (2012): A Film Review

Immediately before the credits roll, a notice appears on the screen to the effect that footnotes will follow. There are some, but they flash...

Poland Saves Europe in the Holy Name of Mary

There is a saying amongst the Afghanis that 'Americans have all the watches, but we have all the time'. Yes, like the big, giant...

What of Married Saints?

Glance at any catalogue of saints and you will be struck, as I was, at how few of them were married. There are Mary...