Life Is Fragile, So Use The Good Dishes

One of the greatest lessons learned during my nursing career is the fragility of human life. Many times when a patient and their loved...

Divine Mercy Sunday and the Pierced Side of Christ

‘Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe’… ‘My Lord and my God!’ (Jn. 20:18)). Today is Divine...

Word Painting in William Byrd’s Vigilate and Ave Verum Corpus

Few composers have lived and nonetheless thrived in such a turbulent era as William Byrd. Born sometime between 1539 and 1543, Byrd grew up...

To Mask or Not to Mask? That is the Question

One of the primary tasks of a free citizenry is to resist encroaching tyranny – even of the ‘soft’ variety - for once we’ve...

The Unjust Steward, Humility and the Libido Dominandi

Remember the commandments, and do not be angry with your neighbour; remember the covenant of the Most High, and overlook faults (Sir. 28:7). ⧾ The...

Finding Interest in the Ritual of Mass

More times than I can count I have been told by young men and women that they do not attend Mass because they find...

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...

True Christian Tolerance

In Lent we pledge ourselves to acquire virtue. The one, perhaps the only, virtue universally honoured today is tolerance. It is a useful Lenten...

Fidelis’ Greatest Sermon was His Life

Today is the feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, (+1622) whose original name was Mark Rey: 'Sigmaringen' was his birthplace in what is now...

Eleventh Sunday: The Vital Necessity of the Mass

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name (Ps. 92). Our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in all...