Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

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...

Jerome’s Holy Vulgarity

All saints change history, often in ways that are mysterious and opaque, but at times more obviously so. Such is Saint Jerome (347 -...

Lorenzo and Wenceslaus, Unintentional Martyrs

Today is the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (+1637), born of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, raised well in the Catholic Faith...

Blesseds Vasyl and Nykyta: Hidden Canadian Treasures

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

The Sacred Heart and Prayer for Priests

A blessed Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to all our readers, a feast which has its origins in the early Middle Ages,...

Anthony of Padua, or Lisbon, but Certainly of Heaven

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...

Sto Lat! Pope John Paul II’s Centenary, and Pope John I

On this May 18th, as we celebrate the first Pontiff with the name of the beloved disciple – and more on him in a...

The Indissolubility of a Mother’s Love

In one of those many paradoxical ironies of history, it was on this day that Woodrow Wilson – for whom I have not much...

A Re-Appreciation of What the Mass Really Is

Absence makes the heart grow fonder… The proverb holds true in the main, but not, we must admit, always. There are many things, and we...