Walsingham: England’s Marian Shrine and Hope

Norfolk, in south-eastern England, remained staunchly Catholic during the ‘reformatory’ troubles begun by Henry VIII. The Dukes of Norfolk held fast to the Faith...

The Point of It All

There have been two tragic and public suicides in the news of late, which I have picked up on these pilgrimage travels, praying for...

Long Live Buckfast Abbey

I begin this reflection from the beautiful and prayerful grounds of Buckfast Abbey, not far from the coast at Brixham, where I have been...

Merrie England Once More

As I begin this reflection, I am on my way to the Devon coast, having just passed through Bath, set up by the Romans...

The Echo of Glencoe

On the way to the Highlands, about thirty or so miles north of Dumbarton, one passes through a valley of sombre beauty and history,...

Ben Nevis

When one first arrives in Scotland, everything seems a wee bit, well, smaller or, as they might put it, ‘wee-er’. The streets are narrow,...

Catholic Glasgow

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

Remembering Ancestors

If for the Romanas it was 'dulce et decorum pro patribus mori, sweet and proper to die for one's nation, literally, one's fathers, it...

Singing, Sex-Ed and Louis and Zelie Martin

Paula Adamick in her article today, in her usual vivid way, connects the cultural trajectory from the ‘long, hot summer’ of 1968 to the...

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...