The Glorious Martyrdoms of Martin and Maximus

As we launch into Eastertide, we recall on this day Pope Saint Martin I (+649), one of the noblest, if most tragic, of the...

The Limits of Mercy

A blessed Divine Mercy Sunday to one and all, a feast put in place by Pope Saint John Paul II, back in the Jubilee...

The Wonderful World of Black Holes

This is the second anniversary of our first photograph of a ''black hole, those much-ballyhooed objects that were once the stuff purely of imagination...

Easter Joy, Lockdown Loops, and Casting Out Fear

A continued blessed and joyous Easter to all our readers, on this second day of eight days of solemnities, each day an 'Easter Sunday'...

Aichinger’s Regina Coeli, Alleluia!

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled Easter to one and all! Christus resurrexit! Dominus surrexit vere! Alleluia! One of my favorite pieces of this season...

Bishop Sheen and the Betrayal of Judas

Judas is an intriguing figure, perhaps not for the right reasons, but nonetheless, he's given to us in the Gospels for a reason -...

Tenebrae: Monsignor Ronan, Saint Michael’s Choir School and Thomas Tallis

'Tenebrae' - or 'darkness', in Latin - is a service of solemn songs and readings in the three days (the 'Triduum') commemorating our Lord's...

Saint John Climacus

Today, March 30th, happens to be the commemoration of Saint John Climacus, the Syrian monk and mystic, of whom Father Mario Attard wrote on...

The Virgin Mary and Her Share in the Redemptive Work of Her Son

In light of the Holy Father's address the other day, in which he mentioned that Mary was and is not a 'co-redeemer', with Christ,...

God’s Daughter, Margaret Clitherow (Audio Podcast)

Please do enjoy this podcast on the great English saint Margaret Clitherow, or Clitheroe - spelling was variable back then, and even her contemporary...