Against the New Integralists

Once upon a time, political discourse among orthodox Catholics was dominated by the old First Things school – Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, George Weigel,...

The Might of Mary Saves Vienna

As mentioned yesterday, it was either September 11th or  12th that commemorates the Battle of Vienna, the great victory in 1683 of the Christians...

Claver’s Fidelity

Today, in this latter part of summer, we honour Saint Peter Claver (+Sept. 8, 1654), a Jesuit priest in the first missionary fervour of...

The True Meaning of Happiness

In his message for the celebration of the 50th world day of peace, His Holiness Pope Francis stated that “the eight beatitudes (cf. Mt...

Our Lady’s Birthday

A blessed and joyful birthday to Mary, or at least, it would be, if it were not overshadowed this year by the Sunday. But a...

Debacle in Hong Kong and the Church

When Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill that triggered the largest and longest protests in that city’s history, protest leaders...

Mother Teresa’s Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Poorest of the Poor

Students have now flocked to university, where they will be subjected to four years of indoctrination in various aspects of modernism, for want of...

Dina Belanger’s Quest

Blessed Dina Belanger, a home-grown Canadian saint whom we commemorate today, was a saintly young woman from St. Roch, Quebec, a concert pianist who...

Pope Benedict’s Second Address on Pope Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 4 June 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (2) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, at our Wednesday appointment, I return to the extraordinary figure of...

Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Wednesday I spoke of a Father of the Church little known...