Saturday, November 18, 2017

Weirdness of Vegas and Wildness of Catalonia

Something is definitely odd about the gunman and the shooting massacre in Vegas:  A 64 year-old multi-millionaire accountant with no military training, no record,...

What Happened in Vegas?

A gunman in Las Vegas has murdered over fifty people, and seriously injured many more, in an hour long shooting rampage, apparently using a...

Whither the Angels?

The feast of the Archangels, formerly known, and in some circles still is, as the feast of Michaelmas, after the one who is ‘like...

Lives Noble and Ignoble

Today is the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (+1637) and his companion martyrs, put to death by the anti-Catholic shogunate in Japan, and who...

Early Canadian Fortitude

Today, September 26th, is the feast of the Canadian or, if you will, the North American Martyrs.  They were all Jesuits, six priests and...

The Miraculous Friar of Pietrelcina

While we're on the topic of signs, the life of today's saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, was filled with them. His long life as...

Signs in the Heavens

Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind... So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

The Witness of the John Paul Institute

Much controversy has been raised by Pope Francis' recent reconfiguration of the constitutional make-up of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. ...

Flying Friars and the United Nations

Today's reading, in Saint Paul's letter to the young bishop Timothy, the Apostle requests all Catholics to 'pray for those in high places', for...

Schisms, Cornelius and Cyprian

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the third century, elected in 251, fighting against Novatian, who declared himself anti-Pope (although...