The Surviving Salve Reginas in England

England has long been called Our Lady’s Dowry despite her official departure from the Catholic Faith during the 16th century. In 1534, King Henry...

The Holy Eucharist: Sine Dominico Non Possumus

On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food (Is. 25:6). Once again this Sunday the lessons...

A Full Glimpse of Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman

(In light of this being the feast of Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman, a reprisal of this fine piece from Carl Sundell seemed well...

What and Why to Read from the Current Magisterium

Over the past  week, Pope  Francis has issued not one but  two relatively “major” documents, along with the  standard fare of other  routine Papal...

Faustina, Poland and Christ’s Kingship

"As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words:  I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to...

Saints Newman and Paul’s Logical Minds

Much of the pleasure in writing about John Henry Newman comes from the opportunity to quote his exquisite prose. Consider this statement from a...
Pope St. John Paul II

Proclaiming Saint Therese A Doctor of the Church

PROCLAMATION OF ST THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS AND THE HOLY FACE AS A "DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH" HOMILY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 19 October 1997 ...

Sainte Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, or, like the saints of...

General Audience, 2007: Saint Jerome

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 7 November 2007 Saint Jerome (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we turn our attention to St Jerome, a Church Father who...

‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

(From the archives of two years ago, but well worth a read or re-read on this feast of Michaelmas, and his angelic brethren, Raphael...