Three Outrages, Three Churches

outrage: an act of violence or brutality; an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste; the anger and resentment aroused by injury...

Leaning on the Chair of Peter

The Chair of Saint Peter, is a comforting one, a symbol of the 'pillar and bulwark' of the truth, which is the Church, signifying...

The Astronomer and the Physicist

I. The ancient Greeks – Plato and Aristotle, especially – made a distinction between two approaches to science. (And, by science, they meant anything that...

A Catholic Family Day

I suppose it is requisite to wish everyone a happy Family Day, even though, as my own Dad said about 'Mother's Day', every day...

The Servite Saints of the Virgin Mary

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order commemorate the group of cloth merchants who in 1233 left everything to follow Christ, with a special...

Censoring Science

Two significant censorship stories: Here in Canada, Member of Parliament Charlie Angus has put forward a bill, C-372, that would criminalize any speech claiming the...

Saint Claude de la Colombière

Claude de la Colombière (1641 – 1682) is known primarily for his role as the spiritual director of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, the recipient...

Saints Cyril and Methodius, and, Yes, Valentine

Today in the universal calendar - superseded this year by Ash Wednesday - we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius,...

The Incorrupt Life of Saint Catherine de Ricci

Saint Catherine de Ricci (1522 – 1590) – born Alessandra Lucrezia Romola de' Ricci – was from the same city, Florence, as her contemporary...

The Salvific Message of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the few 'visions' of the Virgin Mary to be placed in the public Liturgical calendar of the...