Myriads of Martyrs for China

Through the centuries there have been untold thousands of martyrs in China, and July 9th is chosen as the day to commemorate them, for...

Saint Kilian, and Cillian

July 9th is the traditional feast of Saint Cilian, also Kilian (640 - 689), an Irish missionary monk who took the Catholic Faith from...

Persevering in Faith with Thomas, and Thomas

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, "If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you...

Independence Day, Pier Giorgio and Elizabeth of Portugal

A joyous Independence Day to all our American readers. There are any number of factions developing in the once-United States, but all can be...

Thomas, Apostle – Now I’m A Believer

Saint Thomas, the Apostle, is called 'Didymus', the 'twin', perhaps, as some surmised, because he looked a lot like Christ. Whether that be true,...

Happy Canada’s Dominion Day!

A blessed Canada-Dominion Day to all our readers, on which we celebrate the official founding of ‘Canada’ as a (mostly) independent part of the...

The Protomartyrs of Rome

The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church - Tertullian (+240 A.D.) The first, or proto-, martyrs of the Church of Rome commemorate...

Peter and Paul’s Eschatological Battle

A blessed solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul! They were comites, as they say in Latin, companions in life and in death, martyred under the...

Saint Irenaeus: Witness to Truth and Tradition

Saint Irenaeus (+202 A.D.), bishop of Lugdunum - now Lyons - in the second century of the Church's existence, a disciple of the martyr...

Blesseds Vasyl Velykchovskyand Nykyta Budka: Hidden Ukrainian and Canadian Heroes

The subversive doctrines of atheistic communism and socialism have infected nations, institutions, media, education, and souls, throughout the world. Make no mistake, as Pius...