Some Sliver of Hope for Ireland

What is one to say about the tragic vote in Ireland last Friday, on the day of the three saints (not one of whom...

World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI declared May 24thas the world day of prayer for the Church in China, composing a special prayer through the...

Veni Creator Spiritus

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled solemnity of Pentecost to all our readers, the feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit, the public manifestation...

The March for Life and the Contemplative Life

The annual March for Life is coming up in two days, this Thursday, May 10th, with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral at 10:00 a.m.,...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

(A reprise of an article I published last year on this memorial of the great Saint Joseph...)Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the...

Christ and the Resurrected Body

We are now on the seventh day of the Easter Octave, eight days that are one long, glorious day, so this Friday is treated...

The Enduring Appeal of Saint Paddy’s Day

A very joyous Saint Patrick’s Day to all our readers, whether those who are of Irish lineage, or those who would like to be,...

The Ancient Chair of Peter

A blessed feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which commemorates the office of the papacy bestowed upon the Apostle Simon, re-named Peter as...

The Church and China

It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual...

A Joyful Martyrdom at Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan, whose...