The Fading of the Feminist Fad

I’m a nasty woman,” Ashley Judd 2017 Three years ago – the Saturday after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington – a million women gathered...

The Raising of Lazarus

How old was Lazarus? Robert Browning, in a poem written in 1855—An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician—suggests that...

Good Shepherd Sunday

Has any one of you ever been a shepherd? or even seen one? Do shepherds exist in contemporary North America? Nevertheless, we know instinctively...

Reading G.K. Chesterton Through the Eyes of Father Brown

(In my pilgrimaging through England a couple of summers ago, which now seems like a different era, I made my way to the grave...

Internet Catholicism

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light. … Mark 4:22 Despite...

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...

The Subjective Monster

There is an ancient Indian fable of six blind men who meet an elephant. Each of them touches different parts of the elephant. One...

St John Bosco: Our True Spiritual Companion

On January 31 the Church celebrates the feast of Saint John Bosco, the founder of the worldwide huge Salesian family. Don Bosco (1815-1888), as a...

Entering Into Passiontide

‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus’ (Jn. 12:20). The veiled statues and images in our churches indicate that we have entered into Passiontide. Next Sunday,...

The All-Too Hidden Strength of the Catholic Church

We Catholics sell ourselves short.  As individuals, often; that will vary from person to person. But more importantly, we underestimate ourselves as a Church,...