The Quintessence of Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), famously known to Catholics as the Angelic Doctor, was born in Italy to prosperous parents of royal lineage. At the...

An Overview of Aborted Fetal Cell Strains, Remote Cooperation and a David and Goliath...

The first abortion-tainted vaccine began development in the mid-1960s by Dr. Stanley Plotkin at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. During a rubella epidemic, some...

Pope Benedict and Saint Paul

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 September 2008 Saint Paul (3) St Paul's "Conversion". Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today's Catechesis is dedicated to the experience that Paul...

Fabian, Sebastian and Choosing Well

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this...

A Totalitarian Putsch?

People who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.  William Penn So much has happened in the past ten weeks that it’s impossible...

Saint Anthony and the Spirituality of the Desert

Sunday 17 January 2021, is the liturgical feast of St Anthony of Egypt or Anthony the Great. In the words of Pope Francis when...

The Year of Mark: Who Was Jesus?

(In this year that we follow the Gospel of Saint Mark, Father Callam offers us a four-part series on the Evangelist and his perspective...

Chesterton and Light in the New Dark Ages

Certain critics tell us that we wish to return to the Dark Ages about which they themselves are entirely in the dark. They are...

A Chiming Clock: Strengthening the Family with the Wisdom of St. Benedict’s Rule ...

As lockdowns continue and children and students are confined to attend school from home, increasingly it would seem, there is a need to structure...

The Baptism of the Lord

A biblical text can become so familiar that we simply bypass statements that would ordinarily puzzle us. I’m thinking of an aspect of the...