The Persistence of China’s Underground Church

On this solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul – and a blessed one to all our readers - it is good to know that...

Cool Heads and Heat Waves

We should all feel some empathy at the drowning of the father and his 23-month daughter in the Rio Grande. I have not for...

The Sacred Heart and Prayer for Priests

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a feast which has its origins in the early Middle Ages, when a renewed emphasis...

Blesseds Vasyl and Nykyta

Those espousing the subversive doctrines of socialism and communism - which includes almost every Democrat presidential candidate, Liberals in Canada and whose insidious tendrils...

Lines in the Sand

I’m glad to read this morning that there are still limits to our societal insanity, with the intended forced abortion of a Nigerian woman...

John the Liminal and Luminous Baptist

We celebrate the birthdays of three ‘saints’ in our Liturgy: Christ, the Son of God; His Mother, the Virgin Mary; and, today, Saint John,...

Thomas Aquinas and Corpus Christi

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, a feast that has a long and varied history dating back to...

More and Fisher: Signs for our Times

Today we commemorate Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, martyred in 1535 along with his compatriot Saint John Fisher, Bishop...

Aloysius’ Bent Iron and Summer’s Light

The memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (+ 1591), a Jesuit scholastic who died at what we might consider the too-young age of 23 while...

Romuald the Reformer

Saint Romuald (+June 19, 1025/27) a tenth-century monk, who founded the strict Camaldolese Order, named after the benefactor, Maldoli, impressed by the saint's way...