Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the today's feast of Saint Bonaventure, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of the Church and...

Under the Holy Cloak of St. Joseph, Patron the Universal Church and Patron of...

This past week, in the cycle of readings for ferial Masses, we read the story of the Patriarch Joseph. It is a story rich...

Cardinal Gibbons’ Cure for Atheism

James Cardinal Gibbons (1834-1921) was twenty one when Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, and died not long after World War I. He attended the...

Louis and Zelie Martin’s Ecclesia Domestica

July 12th is the day chosen as the feast of the parents of the 'Little Flower' as Louis and Zelie Martin are often known,...

Saint Benedict, and Finding God in the Here and Now

July 11th is the day we normally celebrate the feast of St Benedict. Even if the day this year is taken by the Sunday,...

A Reflection on the Traditional Mass: Part I

Fifteenth Sunday Per Annum (B)                                                 ...

Private Versus Public Morality

Toward the end of his term in office, American President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court of the United States. ...

The Refuge of Maria Goretti

In you the children and the young people will find a safe refuge These were the unforgettable words which were spoken from the heart of...

Everything Hinges on How We Respond to Christ’s Word

And Jesus could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And...

Fourteenth Sunday: The Inadequacy of Relativism and Random Chance

A theme common to Ezekiel and Saint Mark—the readings for the fourteenth Sunday, year B—is the necessity of faith . . .  and, be...