Pope Benedict’s Last Epiphany Homily

(In Canada, and other locales, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is moved to the following Sunday, for 'pastoral reasons'. But in the Church universal,...

Mater Dei and Mary’s Role in Salvation

The shepherds went with haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph and the Child lying in a manger (Lk. 2:16).⧾ On this the last...

The Humble Servant in the Lord’s Vineyard Goes to the Father’s House

After the great John Paul II, the cardinals elected me, a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord. I am consoled by...

Approaching Perfection with Mary

A clever writer once observed that Jesus never made the mistake of qualifying any of his statements: “Be ye perfect as your heavenly Father...

Mary, Mother of God

Do you have a new year’s resolution such as losing weight?  Getting more exercise?  Spending more time with family?  Doing more volunteer work?  Learning...

Angelus of the Holy Family

(Another throwback to a different era, a brief Angelus address from Pope Saint John Paul II on this feast of the Holy Family, back...

The Quality of Mercy

(On this feast of the Holy Innocents, here is a reflection on true, and false, mercy by contributor Stephen Roney. We will have more...

The Birth of Our Saviour, the Light of the Nations

When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us (Tit. 3:4). ⧾ Today, with great joy we celebrate the manifestation...

The Nativity of Our Saviour

Many fond memories emerge when I think about celebrating Christmas over the years, such as being with family, exchanging gifts, enjoying delicious food and...

Sunday Musical Offering: The Alma Redemptoris Mater, in Three Versions

There are various Gregorian chants sung in honour of Our Lady at the close of Compline, for each liturgical season, and the one for...