Facing 2020

“First we overlook evil. Then we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those...

Timely Words from a Far Off Place

(On this feast of the Holy Family, in my breakfast reading, I stumbled across this homily from Pope Saint John Paul II which he...

Angelus of the Holy Family

(Another throwback to a different era, a brief Angelus address from Pope Saint John Paul II on this feast of the Holy Family, back...

Preaching the Primacy of the Family

It has always been difficult for the homilist to preach on the feast of the Holy Family. In the old days, the priest would...

Hope of the Holy Innocents

The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  Remembering the...

John, the Son of Zebedee

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 5 July 2006 John, son of Zebedee Dear Brothers and Sisters, Let us dedicate our meeting today to remembering another very important member of...

Isaiah, Christmas and Salvation

For a Child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty...
Pope St. John Paul II

Urbi et Orbi 2002

(Here is the Christmas address of Pope Saint John Paul II, from way back in 2002, and the needs for which he prayed seventeen...
Lejeune

Without Fear: The Pro-Life Witness of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

Addressing a United Nations conference on health in 1969 following his reception of the William Allen Award, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, the discoverer of the...

The Light of the Incarnation in a Dark World

As Christmas approaches and this decade ends, it would be worth our while to consider the current situation we find the world in. The...