Pope St. John Paul II

Message of John Paul II to the Bishop of Albano for the Centenary of...

To my Venerable Brother Bishop Agostino Vallini of Albano 1. A hundred years ago, on 6 July 1902, Maria Goretti died in the hospital at...

Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it's Guy Fawkes Day, when the English people of a certain religious persuasion - or of none...

Doubting Thomas and the Nature of Faith

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle, who gets a bit of a bad rap as 'doubting' Thomas, a term is that...

Muddling Emotionalism

Nero was given to fiddling while Rome burned, while we see what seems like a lot of muddling, as the Church faces perhaps her...

Star of the Sea: Marian Devotion through the Prism of an Old English...

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary has played an integral role in the tradition of Christian prayer since the early days of the Church,...

G.K. Chesterton as Catholic Apologist

G.K. Chesterton is known as the most often quoted of any writer . . . and the least often read. It’s easy to see...

Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

The Millennial Fugue

Spare a thought for millennials, perhaps the most persecuted sector of our increasingly ignorant and spiritually impoverished society. Denied God and the firm Christian teaching...

Discouragement in Prayer

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...

Russel Kirk vs. the Libertarians

Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an eminent author whose many diverse talents as a novelist, short story writer, and essayist were celebrated in Bradley J....