St Joseph Moscati: a Faithful Labourer in the Vineyard of the Lord  

On November 16th  we, as a Church, celebrate the feast day of Saint Joseph Moscati, or, as he is commonly known by many who...

Gertrude the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 6 October 2010 Saint Gertrude the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, St Gertrude the Great, of whom I would like...

Finding Interest in the Ritual of Mass

More times than I can count I have been told by young men and women that they do not attend Mass because they find...

What’s Wrong with the World? Well, The Hatred of Words, and the Word

I suspect there are few people left who don’t think there’s something very wrong in the world today, whatever their political and moral leanings...

Remembering the Fallen, and Martin, Their Patron

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada as well as Britain and the rest of her dominions and territories, called Veterans' Day down south. In...

A Saint Visits Malta

In his apostolic exhortation on the call of holiness in today’s world, Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis wrote: “The saints are distinguished by a spirit...

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...

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: A Call to Holiness

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...

An Unholy Triumvirate

The Communist Party cannot be neutral toward religion. It stands for science, and all religion is opposed to science. ~ Joseph Stalin  The religions are...