The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

One of the most studied patients in neuropsychological history, from 1957 until his death in 2008, was a patient known through his life only...

Fatima, Prayer and Private Revelation

Today is the commemoration of Our Lady of Fatima, a title given to the Virgin Mary after she appeared 'brighter than the sun, shedding...

Saint Caecelia, and What Church Music Should Be

Today is the feast of Saint Caecelia, a young virgin martyr in Rome, put to death either in the late second or early third...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

Our Lady of Walsingham

(In light of today's official 'feast' of Our Lady of Walsingham, I am re-posting here my reflections on my pilgrimage there this summer...)Norfolk, in...

The Great Saint Catherine of Siena: A Woman for our Time

Saint Catherine of Siena (1334-1380) was a feisty, indomitable woman.  One might, in a Catholic way, claim her as an early 'feminist', in the...

Long Live Buckfast Abbey

I begin this reflection from the beautiful and prayerful grounds of Buckfast Abbey, not far from the coast at Brixham, where I have been...

A Catholic Parent’s Back to School Guide for Sexual Education in the Home

There are not as many parents jumping for joy this year as they get their children ready for going back to school. The new...

Rejoice!

A very joyous Laetare Sunday to all our readers, a day on which we can partake in some way in the joy of Easter...

The Limits of Artifical ‘Intelligence’

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than...