Friday, November 24, 2017

Peter and Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul reminds us of the importance of the Church in Rome, as...

The Good Wife

A good wife, who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels... Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears...

Albert the Great

Patron saint of scientists, Albert the Great (1200-1280), scholar, Dominican, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, was considered the most learned man of his...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

Saint Martin’s Memorial

Once the most well-known and beloved of saints, Martin, Bishop of Tours, is now overshadowed by what we now know as Remembrance or Memorial...

Leo the Great

Pope Saint Leo the Great, who reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was known for many things.  With his...

Will and Kate’s Too Many Children

The apple falls not far from the tree: Prince William, son of Charles of the same title, albeit of a different region of England...

The Condescension of Ms. Governor-General

You've probably heard about the recent speech by our newly minted Governor-General: Ms. Julie Payette, whose task it is to stand in for the Queen...

Myriads of Saints

A blessed solemnity of All Saints to all our readers, a feast that goes back to the earliest days of the Church, as a...

Luther’s Re-Formation?

Today's 500th anniversary of the 'Reformation' is a rather arbitrary one, based on the legend, perhaps apocryphal, that Martin Luther's defiantly nailed his '95...