Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL HOLY MASS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF THE SACRED PALLIUM ON METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOPS HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Vatican Basilica Friday,...

Fulton Sheen and Infallibility

The doctrine of papal infallibility was dogmatically defined in the First Vatican Council's document Pastor Aeternus in 1870. Of course, this gift of the...

Pope Benedict and Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

(Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, whose feast we celebrate on the 28th of June, just before Saints Peter and Paul, was declared a Doctor of...

Pope Benedict and Saint Cyril of Alexandria

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 3 October 2007 Saint Cyril of Alexandria Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today too, continuing our journey following the traces left by the...

The Perpetual Virginity of St. Joseph?

A quality that has defined my ten years of priesthood and most of my life is a consistent and deep devotion to St. Joseph....

The Uselessness of Utopias

(The term 'utopia' was coined by the great statesman and martyr, Thomas More, in his 1516 book by the same name. It literally means...

Pope Benedict and the Birth of the Baptist

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS St. Peter's Square Sunday, 24 June 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, 24 June, we are celebrating the Solemnity of St John the Baptist. He is...

Twelfth Sunday: Persevering to the End

Fear no one….Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven (Mt. 10: 26, 32). Our Lord addresses...

A Brief Commentary on Dignitas Infinita

Dignitas Infinita was released by the Vatican on April 8, 2024 by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, currently...

Saint Joseph’s Perpetual Virginity and the Apocrypha

Some time ago a good friend of mine asked me to write an article touching on the Perpetual Virginity of Saint Joseph and concerning...