13th Sunday: The experience of suffering

For God created man for incorruption, and made him the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,...

Contrasting Two Films: Of Gods and Men, and The Way

Of Gods and Men (2010), Directed by Xavier Beauvois, Written by Xavier Beauvois and Étienne Comar The Way (2011), Directed by Emilio Estevez, Written by...

A Christmas Poem, by G.K. Cheserton

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close...

Surrendering to Grace When Bereft of the Sacraments

In times of spiritual aridity we can be tempted to think that without certain works, like the Sacraments, our good Lord cannot save us....

Pope Benedict and Anthony of Padua

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 10 February 2010 Saint Anthony of Padua Dear Brothers and Sisters, Two weeks ago I presented St Francis of Assisi. This morning...

Cardinal Sins

Already suffering the sustained heat of this long, hot summer, Catholics everywhere have also been stunned by the sudden fall from grace of Cardinal...

Homily of Pope John Paul II on Padre Pio’s Canonization

CANONIZATION OF ST PIO OF PIETRELCINA, CAPUCHIN PRIEST HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Sunday, 16 June 2002 1. "For my yoke is easy and my burden light"...

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...

Ireland’s Last Domino

”This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and...

Reading the Letter to the Philippians

Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.  One of the distinctive traits of each letter by Saint Paul is his pattern of emphasizing some significant aspect of the...