John of God

Saint John of God, whose baptismal name was João Duarte Cidade, lived an incredible life: on the streets alone soon after the tender age...

Trinity Western and the Fight for Religious Freedom

Perhaps you have not heard of the bad news on the religious freedom front, this time from out west, but it comes with a tinge of hope:...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay’s ‘The Mystery...

(I thought this memorial of the great Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier was a fitting day to post this adaptation of an address I offered...

Conversionary Compassion: Pope Francis and the Engaged Church

Conservative Catholics have expressed suspicion that Pope Francis is importing the values of a culture influenced by secular humanism into Church theology. He has...

Franco and the Progressive Rewriting of History

For more than a century now, the international communist movement has been hiding and sanitizing its own history while subjecting its opponents to relentless...

Notre Dame de Pontmain, Mother of Hope

Besides being the universal memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot and Desert Father, one of the primary founders of monasticism – especially of the eremitical...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay Responds

On his visit to our college a few years ago, the Jesuit scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described as the 'most...

Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power

The great Thomist Josef Pieper penned a short book in the late seventies on how totalitarian regimes use words to gain control over the masses: Abuse...

Walker Percy and the Modern Malaise

Walker Percy (1916-1990), born and raised in the South, was a member of that rare breed of southern Catholic writers. His grandfather and later...

Merrie England Once More

As I begin this reflection, I am on my way to the Devon coast, having just passed through Bath, set up by the Romans...