Re-Framing Pius XII

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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...

The Tragic Dignity of Margaret Pole

A brief mention of today's saint, Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (+1541), the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was in turn...

Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

September 12th commemorates the Battle of Vienna, the great victory in 1683 of the Christians armies, led by Jan Sobieski, against the Ottoman Turks...

Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima (+1617) birth name was Isabel, but called 'Rose' when a servant saw her face mystically transformed. Sure enough, Isabel-Rose would go...

The Inestimable Value of a Pilgrimage

Just as the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, we might say that the first step on the road to sanctity is...

The Salutary Reforms of Saint Pius X

We should pray today to Pope Saint Pius X (1835-1914) for all the woes we are currently facing in the Church. He too was...

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

(In light of the memorial of the Guardian Angels, along with the previous feast of the Archangels, here are some words of Father Callum...

Pentecost’s Fortitude

‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me so I send you’ (Jn. 20:21). ⧾ The text of the Gospel brings us back...

Phil Lynott in retrospect & the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: from tragedy to Christian...

Pope Francis has declared that from December 8th, 2015 until November 20th, 2016 will be the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In the pope’s letter...