Pope Benedict on Saint Benedict

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 9 April 2008 Saint Benedict of Norcia Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to speak about Benedict, the Founder of...

What of Married Saints?

Glance at any catalogue of saints and you will be struck, as I was, at how few of them were married. There are Mary...

What’s Wrong with the World? Well, The Hatred of Words, and the Word

I suspect there are few people left who don’t think there’s something very wrong in the world today, whatever their political and moral leanings...

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...

Lent’s Little Lights

One of the most beautiful uplifting things that helps me stay focused on Lent is the theme of light. In his Angelus address of Sunday 28 February 2021,...

St George, Faithful Servant of God and Invincible Martyr

On April 23rd, the universal Church celebrates with great joy the feast of St George. Besides being a saint of the early times of...

Eleventh Sunday: The Vital Necessity of the Mass

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name (Ps. 92). Our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in all...

The Plenary Indulgence of the Portiuncula, or, Our Lady of the Angels

On Monday 2 August 2021 the universal Church celebrates what is called The Pardon of Assisi. This great feast, which ranks as a solemnity within the...

In Defence of Unwanted Innocence

I am for peace, but when I speak they are for war — Psalm 120 Abortion is a loaded issue on the lips of everyone...

Thirty Second Sunday: Giving Our All For God

Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For…she out of her...