The Year of Mark: Who Was Jesus?

(In this year that we follow the Gospel of Saint Mark, Father Callam offers us a four-part series on the Evangelist and his perspective...

Chesterton and Light in the New Dark Ages

Certain critics tell us that we wish to return to the Dark Ages about which they themselves are entirely in the dark. They are...

A Chiming Clock: Strengthening the Family with the Wisdom of St. Benedict’s Rule ...

As lockdowns continue and children and students are confined to attend school from home, increasingly it would seem, there is a need to structure...

The Baptism of the Lord

A biblical text can become so familiar that we simply bypass statements that would ordinarily puzzle us. I’m thinking of an aspect of the...

Christ, the Light of the World

On entering the house, they saw the Child with Mary his Mother; and they knelt down and paid Him homage. Then, opening their treasure...

Epiphany: Three Approaches to Christ

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

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...

Belloc’s Tarantella – and as Sung by Old Thunder Himself

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the tedding and the spreading Of the straw for a bedding, And the fleas...

Suffer the Little Children…

In Mark, 10, Jesus is asked by the Pharisees (“to test Him”) whether divorce is lawful. As He admits, the Law of Moses (Deuteronomy...

Finding the True Meaning of Christmas

Last week I promised to consider how we could possibly ignore all the bad and sad news and try to make this Christmas as...