For the Sake of One Iota

There are times when one word, even one letter, can make all the difference.  The scene is June of 325, in the basilica of...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the universal Church, neither of which is technically a 'feast'.  The first, on March 19th, is his...

C.S. Lewis Revisited

Arguably the two most influential Christian apologists of the twentieth century were G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis. Both were accomplished essayists, novelists, poets, and...

The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes”

 Year:  1949 Filming:  Black & White Length:  107 minutes Genre:  Adventure/Drama/History/Swashbuckler Maturity:  PG (for intense thematic elements)Cast:  Tyrone Power (Andrea Orsini), Orson Welles (Cesare Borgia), Wanda Hendrix (Camilla...

A Reflection on Populism and Popularity

As we journeyed through the darkness of Holy Week to the great solemnity of Easter, with the acclamations given to Christ before his humiliating...

Britain Goin’ It Alone

Prime Minister Therea May in Britain has just called an early election, hoping for a mandate to lead Britain out of the European Union....

A Tough Habit to Break

 Religious life is habit-forming. Though this is a play on words, the sentiment is accurate. In the culture of Roman Catholicism, mere mention of...

An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday

I have always found the following homily, recited on this Holy Saturday in the Office of Readings, rather powerful and moving, earthy, pun intended,...

Pope Saint John Paul’s 11th Station

THE ELEVENTH STATION Jesus is nailed to the Cross. V. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. R. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.From the Gospel according...

Maundy Thursday, and the Washing of Feet

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you? Pray that I might have the grace to let you be...