Moscati, Trump and the Melee

I must confess that I had no idea today was the feast of Saint Joseph Moscati (+1927) medical man and miracle worker, who signifies...

Saint Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude of Germany

Beautiful and demure Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a...

Saint Lawrence O’Toole and His Irish Heart

Saint Lawrence O’Toole was an Irish monk, abbot and, eventually, Archbishop of Dublin, helping to establish the Church in Ireland in line with the...

Remembering the Fallen, 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 Great

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

The Mystery Hidden For Ages in God, or, Why Aren’t Catholics Holier Than They...

On his visit to our college a number of years ago, the Jesuit priest and scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described...

The Foiling of Fawkes

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it's Guy Fawkes Day, when the common folk of England celebrate - or used to anyway when...

Charles Borromeo’s Catholic 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...

God’s Humble Servant, Martin de Porres

But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, `Friend,...

Remembering Those Who Came Before Us

(I wrote this upon visiting my grandparents' graves in Scotland two years ago, but seems a propos for this time as we especially remember...