Our Lady’s Birthday

A blessed and joyful birthday to Mary, a feast that has been celebrated since at least the sixth century in Syria, in the wake...

Teresa of Calcutta’s Mission to the Poorest of the Poor

As universities gear up to receive students, we should leave the travails of this world for a moment and ponder the other-worldliness of Mother...

Resisting Evil: The Beatification of the Ulma Family

God permits moral evil - He never wills it, let it be said - but He does allow it, even the grave and demonic...

Matthew’s Miraculous Metanoia

Saint Matthew, also known as Levi, presents Christ as the new Moses, leading His people from the darkness and slavery of sin into the...

Becoming Eunuchs for the Kingdom: What Gives?

In Matthew’s Gospel (19:12) Our Lord exhorts us to become ‘eunuchs’, which is not to be taken too literally, even if there are rumours...

Gregorian Chant: Music for Soul, Body, and God

I recently read a short (152 pages) and small book (each page is 5” by 6”), with beautiful font, and a fittingly short title,...

Saint Andrew Kim-Taegon and the Korean Martyrs

Today is the feast of the countless martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, who was eventually tortured...

Saint Vincent de Paul’s Straight Shooting Charity

The life of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581 - 1660)  - he always signed his name 'Depaul', perhaps so people would not think him...

Apocalyptic Synods

The long-awaited, or dreaded, depending on one's perspective, Synod on Synodality begins today, and we pray that whatever God wills from this, whether antecedently...

Fortunate Faustina and the Divine Mercy

Today we celebrate one of the newest of saints in the liturgical calendar, placed therein only a few years ago, with October 5th, the...