Four Saints in a Day

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), who married young to a...

Christmas—The Fullness of Love

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full....

The Layered Meaning of the Prodigal Son

In 1861, John William Burgon, the (Anglican) dean of Chichester cathedral, preached a sermon...

Amoris and the Sacramentality of Marriage

How are Catholic couples meant to interpret Amoris Laetitia? When already a fog of confusion surrounds the question of whether or not the divorced...

Eucharist: To Believe, or not to Believe?

Nineteenth Sunday Per Annum (C) August 11, 2019. ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the...

Funeral Homily of Pope John Paul II

FUNERAL MASS OF THE ROMAN PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II HOMILY OF HIS EMINENCE CARD. JOSEPH RATZINGER St Peter's Square Friday, 8 April 2005 "Follow me. " The Risen Lord says...

Gaudete! The Third Sunday of Advent

‘Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom...

Sixth Sunday and the Keeping of the Law

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and they will save you… has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and He has...

Venantius and his Vexilla

Vexilla regis prodeunt;                        The banners of the king come forth; fulget crucis mysterium,                     brightly gleams the mystery of the cross quo carne carnis conditor                   by which...

Pope Francis, Sister Marie and Bishop Francois

(What follows is the homily of Pope Francis from 2014 for the 'equipollent' canonization of two Canadian saints - Marie de l'Incarnation, whom we...