Where Conservatives and Liberals Disagree

Any definition of conservatism includes the desire to hold on to and save whatever is good and valuable. Since religion concerns itself above all...
Pope St. John Paul II

Homily at the Mass of Blessed Josephine Bakhita

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO BENIN, UGANDA AND KHARTOUM (SUDAN) EUCHARISTIC CONCELEBRATION IN HONOR OF BLESSED JOSEPHINE BAKHITA HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II Green Square, Khartoum (Sudan) Wednesday, 10 February 1993   "Come...

Why We Need Norman Rockwell

If there’s one thing the seemingly ever-lingering 'pandemic' has inflicted, it’s a strain on ordinary human interaction. In November of 2021, when many long-closed museums...

The Singing Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion and impaling on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki,...

The Term Pre-Embryo Within the Abortion Debate

It has been suggested by some, primarily within the pro-life movement, that the term pre-embryo should not be used in discussing the stages of...

The Message of the Presentation

Are there passages from the Bible that frighten you, or at least make you think twice about yourself and your behaviour? Thomas Merton—a well-known...

Pope Saint John Paul and the Presentation

(In 1997 Pope Saint John Paul II declared this ancient feast of the Presentation - also known as Candlemas - as the World Day...

Candlemas and the Keeping of the Law

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph brought the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to...

Darwin’s Sad Legacy

No one doubts that modern science is a wonderful thing; but no one also doubts that it is a terrible thing. Modern factories everywhere...

The Charismatic Saint John Bosco

The term 'charismatic' has an ambiguous meaning in the Church, invoking images of liturgical guitars, drums, emotional crescendos, and disconcerting glossolalia. In the Church's...