The Not so Hidden Life of John Juvenal Ancina

Saint Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratorians and the ‘second Apostle’ of Rome, recommended reading books beginning with ‘S’, that is, lives of...

Augustine the Great

A blessed memorial of the great Saint Augustine (354-430), bishop and doctor of the Church, and one of the greatest theologians in her history,...

Monica’s Perseverance

Monica is the patron saint of mothers - not least, those who pray for the conversion of their children, which really should include all...

The Black Madonna: Our Lady of Czestochowa

There are numerous images of Our Lady, just as there are of her Son, but amongst the most ancient and venerable is the one...

Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Radical Reformer

We would be remiss if we did not at least remark on this day on the great Saint Joseph Calasanz (+1648), a zealous priest,...

Good King Louis, Ruling by Truth

The indomitable Cardinal Sarah exhorted in an an article in CWR, to young scouting pilgrims, on pilgrimage to Vezelay in France, that they should...

‘Conservatives’ Inc, and Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

The saying goes that politics is a mugs' game, the art of the possible and the practical and all that, and we must take...

Saint Bartholomew, the Enigmatic Apostle

A blessed feast of Saint Bartholomew! Like many of the Apostles, we don't know all that much about the life of today's saint. Our...

Instaurare Omnia in Christo

Saint Pius X (+1914), born Guiseppe Sarto, was a peasant, he was the first such in centuries, the custom being that popes were chosen...

The Liberal Gong Show

The Gong Show - from which we derive the term 'a gong show', sometimes morphed into a more scatological form, which may apply more...