The Gift of the Holy Name

As we journey into 2019, the Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus on this third of January, with the whole month dedicated to...

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 -...

Happy New Year to All Our Readers, in Music and Song

A blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, known more commonly in the secular world, if that is not tautological, as New Year's Day...

Hope of the Holy Innocents

The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  Remembering the...

John, the Beloved

On this third day of Christmas, we not only get three french hens, but, far better, we get to celebrate the beloved Apostle, Saint...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

A Primer on Christological Heresies

In light of this festive season, in which we celebrate the manifestation of the Messiah in His birth at Bethlehem - and also, perhaps,...

John of Kanty’s Quiet Life

John of Cantius (1390 - 1473), or 'Kanty' in the original Polish transliteration - was a scholar, a teacher, a gentleman, a priest and,...

Adelaide, Netflix, Anathema Sit

Saint Adelaide, whose memorial was yesterday in that broad calendar of the blessed, was the first, and as far as I know only, Empress...

The Acronymistic Advent O Antiphons

On December 17th we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas, sort of analogous to the more familiar twelve days of Christmas...