Saint Angela Merici’s Ursulines

Saint Angela Merici (+1540) lived and died in Italy, growing up to adulthood during the tumultuous events of the early Reformation (she went to...

Saints Timothy and Titus

A blessed memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, co-workers of Saint Paul, both of them ordained by him into the early episcopacy of the...

Saint Paul’s Metanoia

Metanoia is the original Greek term for 'conversion', which opens the Gospel of Saint Mark: 'Repent and believe in the Gospel!'. Literally, a 'turning...

Saint Francis de Sales and the Joy of Salvation

It would be ironic if on this feast of the patron saint of writers, as well as this week dedicated to Christian unity, we...

Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai

Many of us have heard of Saint Damien of Molokai, the heroic missionary priest who gave his life working amongst the lepers in Hawaii....

Vincent the Deacon’s Silent Ordeal

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievous tortures witnessing to his Catholic faith under the Diocletian persecution (as did yesterday's Saint Agnes) is...

Agnes the Pure and Chaste

'Tis incumbent upon us in these days, so inimical to anything chaste and pure, to remind ourselves of the genius of the feminine and...

Saints Fabian and Sebastian: God’s Holy and Perfect Will

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this...

A Take on the Tragic Fruits of Fiducia Supplicans

So the DDF ā€“ the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly the CDF, and before that, the SCDF, the ā€˜Sā€™ standing for...

Eisenhower’s Farewell Warning

On this day in 1961, outgoing president Dwight D. Eisenhower - 'Ike' - gave his famous farewell speech, warning Americans of the dangers of...