Peter of the Golden Words

Saint Peter Chrysologous (+450) was, as the traditional account has it, chosen bishop of Ravenna in 433 after the Pope, Sixtus III, had a...

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...

Mary’s Hope

A blessed solemnity of the Annunciation, which commemorates the central feast of the Incarnation – the Word made flesh - the conception of the...

75 Since D-Day

This is the milestone of 75 years since so-called D-Day landings at Normandy, when 150,000 soldiers – many of them young and untested -...

The Ultimate Gift of Perpetua and Felicity

Today is also the feast – a commemoration now, in the Lenten calendar of the Novus Ordo – of the early martyrs Perpetua and...

Caveat Spectator

Modern television (or do we say internet?) programs, particularly on Netflix, and other media, have become radically explicit, both in violence and in sex. ...

Fullness of God and the Emptiness of Evil

David Warren has an interesting take on the Catalonian independence movement:  I had never considered the role of women in pant-suits, who now seem...

Will a Real Women’s Day Please Stand Up?

I am all for honouring women, but International Women’s Day – which I am at least glad to read they have not (yet?) modified...

Three Saints for One

Today is a rarity in our liturgical calendar, as we celebrate no less than three saints, each of them optional memorials: In order of...

Food for thought

The Incarnation was made present to the world through Mary. On Christmas, Mary placed Our Lord in an animal feed trough, where he was...