Our Lady’s Good Counsel

Our Lady of Good Counsel is one of the many titles of the Virgin Mary, one which dates back indirectly to the 5th century,...

Saint Mark in a Hurry

Saint Mark, writer of the Gospel and first bishop of Alexandria, was the missionary companion and amanuensis of Saint Peter, the first pope. The...

Saint George, Shakespeare and the Year 2000

Today is a national holiday in England - as they commemorate the semi-legendary Saint George, martyr for the Faith, slayer of the dragon and...

Brian Boru, Charles and James

On this day in 1014, at the Battle of Clontarf, just outside Dublin, the great high king of Ireland, Brian Boru, died in battle...

Father Alphonse de Valk and the End of an Era

(Today also marks the second anniversary of the death of Father Alphonse de Valk, C.S.B., a doughty and indefatigable Basilian priest, pro-life-and-family apostle, and...

Two Benedicts: A Wandering Beggar and A Birthday for A Pope

A grace-filled Holy Saturday to all our readers. As we pray and prepare on this day for the great joy of the Resurrection about to...

Just War, in Theory and Praxis

The Holy Father recently brought into question the notion of a 'just war', which brings to mind a comment from a Catholic in a...

Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle: A Teacher for Teachers

Jean-Baptiste de la Salle (1651 - 1719), a French nobleman, ordained a priest, founded the first order in the Church’s history entirely without priests,...

Isidore, Internet and Industriousness

Today, April 4th, is the commemoration of Saint Isidore of Seville (560-636) a bishop and doctor of the Church during a tumultuous age, when...

A Minimal Friar and A Maximal Pope

This April the second marks the memorial of Saint Francis of Paola (+1507), founder of the 'Minim' friars, so called for their humility and...