Saints Newman and Paul’s Logical Minds

Much of the pleasure in writing about John Henry Newman comes from the opportunity to quote his exquisite prose. Consider this statement from a...
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 ...

Sainte Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, or, like the saints of...

General Audience, 2007: Saint Jerome

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 7 November 2007 Saint Jerome (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we turn our attention to St Jerome, a Church Father who...

‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

(From the archives of two years ago, but well worth a read or re-read on this feast of Michaelmas, and his angelic brethren, Raphael...

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...

The Meaning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If a Supreme Court Justice said it was all right to abort your baby, then it was all right! For women everywhere and particularly...

The Divine Kenosis, Self-Gift and Sacrifice

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus (Phil. 6:14). ⧾ Our second reading includes an ancient canticle or hymn that...

Back to Tradition

Once I gave a talk on Saint Andrew. It was in Kenaston, Saskatchewan, in a church dedicated to Saint Andrew. At the end of...

Blessed Émilie Tavernier   

For an official biography of today's home-grown Canadian saint, the youngest of fifteen children - yes, large families are quite conducive to holiness, if...