Story of a Soul

October first is the liturgical memorial of St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, as she is commonly known, her fame spread...

Why We Are Catholics

Why I Am a Catholic (1932) is a collection of essays by Hilaire Belloc, Archbishop Alban Goodier, Ronald Knox, C.C. Martindale and novelist Sheila...
Pope St. John Paul II

Proclaiming Saint Therese A Doctor of the Church

PROCLAMATION OF ST THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS AND THE HOLY FACE AS A "DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH" HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 19 October 1997 ...

Philomela – A Poem

"Philomela" A lark sings through the hellish gloom; Calls out to her Author. Praising, loving, she cries her tune, Piercing my ears to bother.   A lonely cry, muffled and...

Michael, Prince of the Angelic Host

The second last day of September, the 29th, is the feast of St Michael the Archangel. But who is this Prince of all the...

Music of the Archangels

For our musical offering this week, we thought we'd go on this day dedicated to the Archangels to a composer named after them, Archangelo...

Saint Michael and the Eucharistic Eschatological Battle

The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth...

‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

(One of our most popular articles from the archives from a few years ago, but well worth a read or re-read on this feast...

Sinister Spiritual Candy

“Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” — Mark 7:15 I...

The Relevance of the Church and Catholic Disinformation

The following comments come from a conversation I had with Catholic friends. The brief reflection that follows gives, what I believe, some of the...