A magical scarf

Walking to my flat late Friday afternoon after a chaotic morning, I was confronted with the fact that I hadn’t yet had lunch. I...

Elizabeth Anscombe on Hating God

Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001) was a British analytic philosopher who early in life met and was deeply influenced by the great Austrian logician and linguist...

Half-Baked Mission?

When I was a child, I thought like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things… These words of Saint...

Authenticity

Did you hear the one about the woman who became a man but then gave birth to three kids and now wants a divorce?...

Our imperfect family rosary

When I was growing up, my immature self believed that the family rosary was something that had to be endured. Through no fault of...

Successor to St. Peter

It’s been a challenging few weeks for serious Catholics. By “challenging” I suppose I mean difficult, and by “serious” I mean those who live...

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...

Pope Pius’ Truth and Reality Catching Up

A blessed feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral of Saint John Lateran to all our readers! The highest-ranking church in all Christendom, the...

Anything Is Possible

One day years ago, while channel surfing, I came across a news story about a woman who became a man, and had decided to...

Confessions of a Recovering Almost-Hoarder

When my grandmother moved out of the house she had lived in for 35 years, it took the family several days to clean it...