Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the recent feast of Saint Bonaventure, on July 15th, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of...

Mass Ad Orientem: A Ten Year Old’s Impression

(From the archives, but still highly relevant. Editor) On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, my ten-year-old daughter went to church with me....

Beat the Devil

The British agnostic philosopher Bertrand Russell said he could not believe in Satan because the very notion of a devil was not even probable,...
Pope St. John Paul II

Message of John Paul II to the Bishop of Albano for the Centenary of...

To my Venerable Brother Bishop Agostino Vallini of Albano 1. A hundred years ago, on 6 July 1902, Maria Goretti died in the hospital at...

Whence and What Authority?

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them…”   So quoted Malvolio in Shakespseare’s Twelfth Night (albeit as he read from a letter...

Benedict XVI and Thomas the Twin

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 27 September 2006 Thomas the twin Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our encounters with the Twelve Apostles chosen directly by Jesus, today...

A Lesson in Para Bellum: Knight of the Long Knives

History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. – Mark Twain Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war. This weekend...

Canada and Postmodernism’s Poster Boy

I would like to offer a reflection on the link between postmodernism and the state of our nation, its ruling government and the 23rd...
kids bulletin

The Kids’ Bulletin: A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the...

 Yes, the title and subtitle above taken from the Kids’ Bulletin website best describes a liturgy project that is being well received by parents,...

Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus

(In these last few days of the month of June, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, this insightful meditation on devotion to the heart of...