Christ, Antichrist, Gregory and Basil

The birth of the Saviour on Christmas morn is also the ushering in of the 'last days', however long these last days last -...

The Pope, Fatima and Medjugorje

In his recent pilgrimage to Fatima, the Holy Father, in canonizing two of the young seers, Jacinta and Francesco, delivered a fine homily on the mysterious...

Jane Frances de Chantal and her Visitation

Jane Frances Fremiot (+1641) was a beautiful, refined young woman from Burgundy, betrothed to the handsome Baron de Chantal at 21 years old -...

The Limits of Artificial ‘Intelligence’

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than...

Gay Wizards and the Benedict Option

I enjoyed a discussion recently with some priest friends on the Benedict Option, particularly as this applies to education.  How much do we 'retreat'...

Andrew’s Shame and Main Chance

To paraphrase Richard Weaver’s dictum about ideas, sin too has consequences, some of them abrupt and awful, such as murder and suicide; while the...

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,...

Our Lady of the Snows: Santa Maria Maggiore

On August 5th, we celebrate the dedication of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the highest church in the hierarchy of churches dedicated to...

The Baptist and Losing One’s Head

The celebration of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist - after all, it was his expeditious entrance into heaven - is sort of...

Albert the Great

Patron saint of scientists, Albert the Great (1200-1280), scholar, Dominican, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, was considered the most learned man of his...