Canadians in arms pt 2

Shown here about to enter Campobasso’s Holy Rosary Church are Roman Catholic personnel of three Canadian infantry units. Fresh from the Italian front, where they had been relieved by soldiers of...

English Martyrs, Universal Witness

Today, on the first official day of summer, we celebrate two martyrs, John Cardinal Fisher and Thomas More, as well as a bishop, Paulinus...

Hurricanes, Pot and Claver’s Charity

The inchoate and fevered brain of Jennifer Lawrence, the over-feted Hunger Games and X-Men actress, is partly right, that horrific hurricane Irma, now the...

On Martyrdom and True Religious Freedom

Carl Sundell has a very a propos article today in Catholic Insight on the remarkable Frank Sheed (+1982), a Catholic lay apologist who emphasized...

Wherefore Romance?

Like the seemingly inextinguishable California wildfires, the aptly named 'Pervnado' continues its own incineration of the careers of various media and political types, all...

Pro, Clement and Columbanus

November 23rd is another of those triptych saint days, with three on offer to lift our spirits as we approach Christ the King, Advent...

Good King Louis

We celebrate today in the universal Church one of my own favorites (not least since I was baptized on this day in bonnie Scotland...

For a Few More Medical Moscatis

April 12th marked the anniversary of the death of Saint Joseph Moscati, an Italian physician, who dedicated his life to helping the sick and the...

Terror, Darkness, Lucy and Light

Another terrorist Christmas attack, in Strasbourg, France - on the border with Germany - with the young man of particular religious persuasion yelling the...

The Gift of a Consecrated Life

We need some good news stories, and I was witness to one yesterday, as Sister Margaret Mary MacGrath of the Sisters of Our Lady...