Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774 - 1821) signifies what America was and, by the grace of God, with a dash of divine intervention, may...

The Power of the Holy Name

On this third day of the new calendar year, the Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus on this third of January, with the...

The Cappadocians and the Last Days

Today's fourth-century saints, Saints Basil of Caesarea (+379) and Gregory of Nazianzen (+389), comprise, together with Basil's brother Gregory of Nyssa (+395), the trio...

We Could Use A Few More Thomas à Beckets

A blessed continuing 'Merrie Christmas!' to all our readers, as we celebrate all these twelve days, right up to the Epiphany and the Baptism...

Saint John’s Eagle-Eyed View

Today is the feast of Saint John the Evangelist, also called the ‘Beloved’, as the one closest to the heart of Our Lord, likely...

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,...

Adam, Eve, Christ and Mary

Christmas Eve is the traditional feast of Adam and Eve, our primordial parents, considered saints in the Church, brought to heaven on the first...

The Silent Night of Stille Nacht

The beloved hymn Silent Night was first performed on Christmas Eve, 1818, fittingly at Saint Nicholas parish in Oberndorf in what was then the...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy Begets a Christmas Truth

I will often ask my students in one of our first classes together whether Christ was a human person.  They respond with seems the...

Thoughts on Father Pavone

What is one to say about the laicization of Father Frank Pavone? (so we will refer to him, even in a posteriori sense, for...