Liturgy and an Update

Anthony Esolen captures in a vivid and clear way what is wrong with the manner in which the Novus Ordo Mass is usually celebrated:...

Catholic Glasgow

On an intersection in Scotland’s largest city, at Glasgow Cross, the Jesuit priest Saint John Ogilvie, after brutal tortures by the ‘King’s Men’ in...

Sacred Art Briefly Considered

How often have we heard it said that beauty is in the mind of the beholder, that it has no objective existence of its...

The Long Hot Summer of 2018

On January 10, 1963, the Hon. A.S. Herlong Jr., a judge and Democratic congressman from Florida (1949-1969) read a document into the U.S. House...

Of Benedict and the Conservative Option

A blessed feast of Saint Benedict to all our readers! Although the whole monastic tradition predates him by several centuries, going back to such early...

On Martyrdom and True Religious Freedom

Carl Sundell has a very a propos article today in Catholic Insight on the remarkable Frank Sheed (+1982), a Catholic lay apologist who emphasized...

The Sanity of Frank Sheed

Frank Sheed (1897-1982) was born in Australia to a Presbyterian father and a Catholic mother. Reared a Protestant, at the age of 16 he...

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...

Oh, Canada, Philosophy, Law and Global Warming

Well, another ‘Canada Day’ has come and gone, celebrating the founding of this Dominion in 1867, which achieved further ‘liberation’, if one wants to...

Nero, John Paul II and the Protomartyrs

The first, or proto-, martyrs of the Church of Rome commemorate the untold number of Christians put to death under the reign of Nero,...