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...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Saint Cyril’s Defense of Mother and Son

Today is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, signified in one of the most famous ‘icons’ of the Virgin Mother, which,...

Of Dignity and Dignities

I finally read Dignitas Infinita, the recent document on human dignity from the DDF (Dicastery – formerly Congregation – for the Doctrine of the...

Saints John and Paul – and Josemaria

We usually try to commemorate the saints in the current, public liturgical calendar, but now and again, we will mention those more hidden, even...

Saint William of Monte Vergine

William of Vercelli (1085 -1142) was a tenth-century hermit, and almost-accidental founder of an Order, the Congregation of Monte Vergine, also called the ‘Williamites’....

Saints John Fisher and Thomas More: Men for Our Times

Two glorious martyrs of the 'Reformation' are celebrated today. First, Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, martyred in 1535 along...

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Bent Iron, and Summer’s Solstice

On this 21st day of June, we remember Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (+ 1591), a Jesuit scholastic who died at what we might consider the...

Romuald’s Eremetical Reform

Saint Romuald (+June 19, 1025/27) was a tenth-century monk, founder of the strict Camaldolese Order, named after their primary benefactor, Maldoli, who, impressed by...