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...

Pope Sixtus and Companions, Martyrs To the End

Historians count ten traditional persecutions of Christians in the early Church – from the first, under Nero, beginning in 63 A.D. through a series...

Should We Care About Pride?

This is a question that I find myself pondering with some regularity, but for the last few years during the month of June –...

Murder, Inc., Canadian Style

As of midnight tonight, as I write on this June 6th, the murder of adults will be legal in Canada.  Of course, we have...

ISIS and Passion Sunday

ISIS attacked again yesterday, their favorite target, apparently, Christians, this time worshiping Coptics participating in Palm Sunday Mass.  Forty seven were killed in the...

Every Child is Already Wanted

(From our archives, which seems a propos given the recent invitees to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Science, which has created quite a stir,...

Intolerance and Censorship of Truth: Is History Repeating Itself?

Anti-abortion ads removed from GRT buses – Complaint by women’s sexual health organization prompts region to pull ads” – Johanna Weidner, Waterloo Region Record,...

The Pure Soul and Mind of Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm (+1109) was bishop of the see of Canterbury, in the south of England, famous for both her original founding bishop, Augustine, who...

To Be a Pilgrim: Thanksgiving as a Pilgrimage

      Thanksgiving, for most people here in America, is something of a precursor of Christmas that initiates a deluge of holiday hits playing ad...

Embracing our Cross

If anyone wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mt. 16:24). As we continue our...