Recapturing Reverence for the Eucharist

The most vital characteristic of our Catholic faith is not its external organization that has of late, thanks to Pope Francis, attracted the attention...

Transfiguration and Conversion

A blessed feast of theTransfiguration to all our readers, which finds me newly arrived in the historic town of Canterbury, made famous by Augustine (the...

Firefighters, Envy and the Public and Private Sector

It is no secret that there is a war brewing between the public and private sectors of the economy, with their economic prospects diverging...

Sometimes, Alas, Arguing is Futile

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. That’s...

Pope Benedict and Ephraim

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 28 November 2007 Saint Ephrem Dear Brothers and Sisters, Common opinion today supposes Christianity to be a European religion which subsequently...

Humanae Vitae at 50

I am hurtling in a high speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment...

Pope Paul VI in Praise of Women

A young mother lightly remonstrated with me about my diatribe on Women's Day, claiming that the post did not emphasize enough the positive and...

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...

Waking Up to God

It is the most phenomenal transformation of the day, born again into consciousness, and like birth, both forced upon us and the fruit of...

Remembering the Fallen, and Martin, Their Patron

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada as well as Britain and the rest of her dominions and territories, called Veterans' Day down south. In...