Pope St. John Paul II

Of Popes, Potentates and Princes Royal

May 18th would have been Pope Saint John Paul II's 98th birthday, which would be old even for the oldest of Popes. Benedict, the...

Choices, Good and Bad

Today is the feast of Saint Matthias, the one chosen, as recounted in the first chapter of Acts, to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed...

Scandalous and Sacred Fashion

I must admit that I have trouble keeping up with the via mundi, the ways of the world, and have this abiding, if inchoate and...

The March for Life and the Contemplative Life

The annual March for Life is coming up in two days, this Thursday, May 10th, with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral at 10:00 a.m.,...

Boy Scouts, Volcanoes and Mother of God School

A blessed Sixth Sunday of Easter, as we journey with Christ and His Apostles towards Pentecost…Veni Creator Spiritus!It had to happen, I suppose: The...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

Of Work and Communists Bearing Gifts

In his 1981 encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II defined work as 'any activity of man', contrary to our modern notion, so immersed in...

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...

Population Control, Royalty and Fighting the Good Fight

Paula Adamick's article on the socialist and anti-Christian philosophy behind 'Earth Day', celebrated, if such be the term, on the birthday of Lenin himself,...

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...