Contrasting Two Films: Of Gods and Men, and The Way

Of Gods and Men (2010), Directed by Xavier Beauvois, Written by Xavier Beauvois and Étienne Comar The Way (2011), Directed by Emilio Estevez, Written by...

China: An Existential Threat

Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul –Mao Zedong With Richard Nixon’s official visit to China in 1972,...

Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Wednesday I spoke of a Father of the Church little known...

Gregory, a Pope for All Seasons and Ages

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...

Pope Benedict’s Second Address on Pope Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 4 June 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (2) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, at our Wednesday appointment, I return to the extraordinary figure of...

Franz Schmidt’s “The Book with Seven Seals” — an Oratorio of the Apocalypse

The Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse, stands as one of the most image-laden parts of Scripture, and as such, there is...

Miracle in “Hell”

MIRACLE IN "HELL" The 81st Anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War on September 1st has just been celebrated in distant Europe.  Nevertheless,...

More on the Masking Mandate

Paula Ducepec in her article " Speaking out: Wearing a mask shows you care" (August 26/2020 -  Catholic Register) describes with youthful idealism her...

Embracing our Cross

If anyone wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mt. 16:24). As we continue our...

The Baptist and Losing One’s Head

The celebration of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist - after all, it was his expeditious entrance into heaven - is sort of...