Mother of the Church, Mazenod and Victoria Day

We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, an ancient title of the Virgin, which was formally instituted into the Holy...

The Dedication of Saint John Lateran: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17)Today we celebrate the...

We have a pope

For the past week, a lot of my family's television watching has centered around EWTN and Raymond Arroyo’s coverage of what is going in...

Serving the poor is serving God

I met Jesus. I met him one day on my rounds as a visiting registered nurse working in the community. He showed me where...

Saint Ursula’s Women

Saint Angela Merici (+1540) lived and died in Italy, maturing during the tumultuous events of the early Reformation (she died five years after the...

Wedding Cakes and Walking on Eggshells

A blessed feast of Saint Boniface, (+735) the 8th century Apostle of Germany and what is now Europe, of which he is now the...

Defeating euthanasia, one person at a time

The news story about the Belgian twin brothers who were euthanized on 14 December 2012, was the first story I read when I got...

When mental illness affects the family

The recent news of the suicide of Rick Warren's twenty-seven-year-old son, Matthew, is very tragic. Rick Warren is a famed Evangelical Christian pastor, a...

Pastoral

Our May 2013 cover artist, Francis Dvorak, was previously featured in the January 2013 issue.

Licking the Earth

Although they knew God they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and...