The Mills of God Grind Slowly

We are currently witnessing numerous calamities in the order of nature: earthquakes, droughts, floods, and disasters which cause the unforeseen death of thousands of...

Christ’s Bearing the Pain of the World

For God created man for incorruption, and made him the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,...

The Devil Inside

On November 22nd, 1997 – the memorial of the patroness of music, Saint Cecelia - the lead singer of the 80’s rock band INXS,...

Pope Benedict and Ephraim

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 28 November 2007 Saint Ephrem Dear Brothers and Sisters, Common opinion today supposes Christianity to be a European religion which subsequently...

Internet Catholicism

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light. … Mark 4:22 Despite...

The Holy Eucharist: Sine Dominico Non Possumus

On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food (Is. 25:6). Once again this Sunday the lessons...

The Subjective Monster

There is an ancient Indian fable of six blind men who meet an elephant. Each of them touches different parts of the elephant. One...

St John Bosco: Our True Spiritual Companion

On January 31 the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Bosco, the founder of the worldwide huge Salesian family. Don Bosco (1815-1888), as a...

Homily of Pope Benedict on Saint Joseph

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI TO CAMEROON AND ANGOLA (MARCH 17-23, 2009) EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT...

Dymphna’s Sanity

The story of Saint Dymphna (7th century), steeped in legend, is not one, perhaps, that parents would feel comfortable telling their children. Dymphna was...