Venantius and his Vexilla

Vexilla regis prodeunt;                        The banners of the king come forth; fulget crucis mysterium,                     brightly gleams the mystery of the cross quo carne carnis conditor                   by which...

Pope Francis, Sister Marie and Bishop Francois

(What follows is the homily of Pope Francis from 2014 for the 'equipollent' canonization of two Canadian saints - Marie de l'Incarnation, whom we...
Pope St. John Paul II

Letter of Pope Saint John Paul II on the Hundredth Anniversary of the Consecration...

LETTER OF JOHN PAUL II ON THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSECRATION OF THE HUMAN RACE TO THE DIVINE HEART OF JESUS   Dear Brothers and Sisters! The...

The Persistent Virtue of Woman

A Canaanite woman . . . cried out, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a...

What is Caesar’s, When All is God’s?

A clever writer once observed that Jesus never made the mistake of qualifying any of his statements: “Sell you possessions, and give the money...

Big data and the Birth of Christ

From the information superhighway to artificial intelligence to contact tracing for COVID-19, ours is certainly the era of “big data.” “Big data” might seem like...

Pope Saint John Paul and the Presentation

(In 1997 Pope Saint John Paul II declared this ancient feast of the Presentation - also known as Candlemass - as the World Day...

Passion Sunday

The liturgical use of Scripture is by juxtaposition, i.e., an Old Testament text will be placed beside—juxtaposed to—one from the New Testament, the former...

Fundamentalism A, B and C

A.  The slogan of the Protestant Reformation was “sola Scriptura,” that is, a conviction that the Bible and the Bible alone contains God’s revelation to...

The Holy Mass Part I: A Reflection on the Traditional Mass

Fifteenth Sunday Per Annum (B)                                                 ...