Guy, Gosnell and Social Cohesion

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it is Guy Fawkes Day, when Brits of a certain religious persuasion celebrate - or used to...

The Poverello of Porres

Some of the saints signify sanctity in a way that goes beyond the norm, if ‘norm’ can be applied to a thing like sanctity,...

Synods, Speech and Synagogue

The Synod on Youth has closed, after approving the final document in accord with the new rules on Episcopal Synods promulgated by Pope Francis...

Blasphemy and Bubble Zones

I read recently that Pope John Paul II had a vision of Europe being taken over by Islam, the continent’s once-vibrant Christianity gone silent...

Kavanaugh: Bork or Kennedy?

As the United States mid-term elections loom, peruse Carl Sundell’s take on Robert Bork, who went through his own gruelling Kavanaugh-esdque process three decades...
Pope St. John Paul II

Saint John Paul II at 40

Today we commemorate Pope Saint John Paul II, for this day chosen as his ‘feast’ marks the 40 anniversary of his coronation as the...

Avila, Mary and Veritatis Splendor

On this half-way mark in the month of October we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who,...

Hurricanes, Stocks and Good Pope John

The weather and the economy are both volatile, of late, with the aptly-named Hurricane Michael (‘who is like God’) smashing into the Florida panhandle, the...

Saved by the Rosary

Today is the memorial of the Holy Rosary, a feast instituted by Pope Saint Pius V in commemoration of the Christian naval fleet in...

Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...