The Good Side of the Covid Crisis

And, therefore, my own good daughter, do not let your mind be troubled over anything that shall happen to me in this world.  Nothing...

Bernardine, Usury and the Holy Name

Saint Bernardine of Siena (+1444) lived through a tumultuous time in the Church's history. The Great Western Schism had begun in 1378, two years...

Doubting, But Faithful, Thomas

Saint Thomas, the Apostle, is called 'Didymus', the 'twin', perhaps, as some surmised, because he looked a lot like Christ. Whether that be true,...

Memento Mori

A blessed and joyous feast of the Baptism of the Lord, commemorating the beginning of Christ’s public ministry which, as more than exegete has...

The Rule of Law

“Why does each small thing in the world have to fight against the world itself? ... So that each thing that obeys law may...

Saint Irenaeus, Witness to Tradition

Saint Irenaeus (+200 a.d.), bishop of Lyons in the second century of the Church's existence, a disciple of the martyr Saint Polycarp, who was...

Mary, Conceived Without the Stain of Sin

Que soy era immaculada Concepciou - I am the Immaculate Conception These are the words Our Lady said to Saint Bernadette Sobirous, in her own...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...

Christus Rex

A blessed solemnity of Christ the King to one and all, in this last week before Advent, the last liturgical solemnity of the year,...

Fabian and Freedom

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this...