Augustine the Great

A blessed memorial of the great Saint Augustine (354-430), bishop and doctor of the Church, and one of the greatest theologians in her history,...

‘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...

Who is Our King?

As Moses prepared the Israelites to enter the Promised Land he prophesied that they would ask for a king, “I will set a king...

Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah

St. Peter Damian (1007-1073) was a Benedictine monk and Cardinal Bishop whose principle legacy relevant to our time is his slim volume titled The...

Work, in Light of Saint Joseph

In the waning years of the 19th century, before the war to end all wars, and the subsequent instantiation of what is called 'real...

Confiteor, Et Miserere Mei

At the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we begin with the call to repentance and to a reflective manner of life...

Poland Saves Europe in the Holy Name of Mary

There is a saying amongst the Afghanis that 'Americans have all the watches, but we have all the time'. Yes, like the big, giant...

Sympathetic Nature

MANY PASSAGES in Scripture, both the Old and the New Testaments, are disconcertingly violent, as in today’s Gospel: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom...

Epiphany’s Lesson

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

Lenten Second Sunday and the Salvific Spirit of Sacrifice

‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell to the...