The Assistance of Angels and Archangels in Human Affairs

(A blessed Sunday to all our readers, which would have been the feast of the Archangels - Michael, Gabriel and Raphael - or Michaelmas...

11 Benefits of the Rosary from the 11 Marian Encyclicals of Pope Leo XIII

(On this memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, we thought we would re-post this piece by Father Scott Murray, on the 'benefits of...

The Thirty Third Sunday’s Eschaton

Beware that you are not led astray (Lk. 21:8). ⧾ The sacred liturgy again today directs our attention to the eschaton, the teaching about the...

HiddleSwfit No More: Why Taylor Swift May Never Get Married

Alas, in earth-shattering news, the couple known as 'HiddleSwift' has broken up.  Yes, to you legions of fans (there have to be some out...

3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice, the Lord is near

His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation (Lk 1:4). Once again on this third Sunday of Advent we encounter the figure...

Tattoo You?

(I am reposting the following article on tattoos, partly in the hope that someone I know, who is pondering getting inked, reads it. Also, a...

Kavanaugh’s Inquisition

One knows not what to say at times, as events spiral faster than one’s capacity to comment on them; even one’s reflection is superseded:...

Ite Ad Joseph: The Archbishop’s Novena

As promised, I have pasted below the novena prayer to Saint Joseph, which  the Archbishop of Ottawa, Terence Prendergast, has asked all Catholics in...

Orestes Brownson on Socialism & the Church

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and powerful intellects of his era. A self-taught child prodigy who had memorized most...

Remember Saint Martin

Today we celebrate Remembrance Day (in the United States, Memorial Day), commemorating the cessation of hostilities in World War I, on the eleventh hour,...