Remembering Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.

Tributes are pouring in for Father Joseph Koterski, one of the loyal sons of Saint Ignatius, who loved the Society of Jesus to which...

Return of the Taliban, 2.0

What is one to say of the 'fall of Afghanistan' over the weekend, which many - myself included - predicted as soon as we...

Falls From Grace

First there were the twisties – not a wardrobe malfunction, but a loss of muscle memory in gymnasts, who ‘forget’ their routines, and where...

Byrd’s Magnificat

William Byrd (ca. 1540 - 1623) was an unabashed Catholic composer during the tumultuous time of the 'Reformation' - more properly, the revolt in...

The Holy Mass Part VI: The Bread of Life

This Sunday’s reflection is the sixth in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

Our Lady’s Assumption

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun,and the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of...

The Greatness of the Lord in Mary

When we pray the Magnificat of Mary, we sing to the Lord with her in the opening line: My soul proclaims the greatness of...

Spes Aedificandi: Co-Patronesses of Europe

On the eve of this new millennium, Pope Saint John Paul II, on October 1st, 1999, the feast of Saint Therese of Lisieux, in...

Saints Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe: Witnesses to Hope

The philosopher and Carmelite Edith Stein (Saint Teresa Benedicta a Cruce was her name in religion), and the Franciscan priest Maximilian Kolbe were put...

Saint Clare of Assisi

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 15 September 2010 Saint Clare of Assisi Dear Brothers and Sisters, One of the best loved Saints is without a doubt St...