Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat!

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

Newfoundland Moribundus?

Newfoundland and Labrador, jutting out into the cold North Atlantic, have been battered in past decades - no pun on their fishing industry, which...

Elizabeth of Hungary

The saint today, the patroness of Hungary (+1320), and the niece of Saint Hedwig of Silesia, (+1243) belongs to the '24' club - saints...

Albert, the Great Theologian and Scientist

Saint Albert (1200-1280), whose life spans what William Walsh called the 'greatest of centuries' was himself, even during his own lifetime, given that title,...

Saint Lawrence O’Toole and His Irish Heart

November 14th marks the memorial of Saint Lawrence O’Toole, Lorcán Ua Tuathail in the original Irish (1128 - 1180) was an Irish monk, abbot...

Remembering Our Soldiers, and Martin, Their Patron

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada as well as Britain and the rest of her dominions and territories, called Veterans' Day down south. In...

Pope Saint Leo, the First of the Greats

Pope Saint Leo, the first pontiff to earn the title 'the Great', reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was...

Avuncular Bishops: Evoke Thy Inner Father

I don’t discipline my brother’s children; my role is avuncular. I may exhort them to be good, and demur when they do bad; I...

The Foiling of Fawkes

Remember, remember! the fifth of November.     The Gunpowder treason and plot;     I know of no reason     Why the Gunpowder treason    ...

Charles Borromeo’s True Reformation

The memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) commemorates one of the great pillars - along with Saint Robert Bellarmine, Philip Neri and countless others...