Catherine’s Pure Philosophy

In one of those ironies of God's history - choosing what seems weak to confound the apparently strong - the patron saint of philosophers...

Corrupting Constitutions, Controlled Commuting and Changing Climates

In discussing the theme of Church-State relations in class, I offer students examples of constitutions of various countries, those founding documents that shape the...

Andrew-Dung Lac and the Vietnamese Martyrs: Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

On this memorial of the Martyrs of Vietnam, we commemorate today a whole panoply of white-robed witnesses, Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men,...

A Triptych of Saints: Clement, Columba and Pro

November 23rd marks one of those tri-partite saint days, Clement, Columba and Pro, which sounds like a sign outside a law office - not...

Saint Caecelia’s Heavenly Music

WE have yet to hear what heavenly music sounds like, but Saint Francis de Sales once recounted that he was blessed to hear an...

The Presentation, Our Lady’s Perfect Gift of Self

The Presentation of Mary – commemorating Our Lady’s dedication and consecration to God as a young girl of about three years old in the...

Christus Vincit!

A blessed solemnity of Christ the King to all our readers! A rather recent feast, as Church history goes, first promulgated by Pope Pius...

Drifting Down the Stream

The saying has it that politics is downstream of culture, and I would only add that so is everything else. For what is a...

Dancing Away the Darkness

Saint Francis de Sales once quipped, if my fallible memory serves, that dances were a lot like mushrooms: Even the best weren't worth that...

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

November 18th is also the optional memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769 - 1852), a native of France, but who spent much of...