Hiroshima Transfigured

As well as being the feast of the Transfiguration, this day also has the sombre anniversary of the first of two - and so...

The Guardian of Notre Dame du Cap

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, O.F.M. (1838 - 1916) was a member of the Friars Minor in France, hailing from the northern-easternmost tip of that country,...

Why Aren’t (We) Catholics Holier Than They (We) Are?

On his visit to our college a number of years ago, the Jesuit scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described as the...

Alphonsus of Ligouri, A Teacher for All Ages

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri was a renaissance man, whose kind was a rarity back then, and even more so now in our age of middle-aged...

Ignatius and His Merry Band of Brothers

When we read the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), perhaps to our surprise, he seems to belong more to the early days...

The Indianapolis and the Jaws of Death

In the early morning hours of July 30th, 1945 – fifteen minutes after midnight, to be precise - in the last days of the...

Saint Peter and his Golden Words

Saint Peter Chrysologous (+450) was, as the traditional account has it, chosen bishop of Ravenna in 433 after the then-reigning pontiff, Pope, Sixtus III,...

Constance and the Vatican

The historian Roberto Mattei penned an article recently for LifeSiteNews, in which he argues that if sections of the ecumenical Council of Constance (1414-15)...

Marriage, Martha and Mary

On this memorial of Saint Martha we may meditate upon marriage, which is in a crisis in our age. I suppose marriage is always...

Banting and Best’s Better Choice

Before we leave this July 27th in the rearview mirror, a brief note to commemorate the discovery of insulin on this day in 1921...