From Benedict’s Peace to Francis’ War: A Review

The fight for Tradition in the Church, in particular her liturgy, is a long and arduous one that will not cease until the parousia,...

Ten Theological Books With Which to Begin

(Here are some thoughts from a talk I gave to the Catholic Teachers' Guild of Toronto recently on suggestions for books to read in...

God’s Daughter, Margaret Clitherow (Audio Podcast)

Please do enjoy this podcast on the great English saint Margaret Clitherow, or Clitheroe - spelling was variable back then, and even her contemporary...

Is Vaccination an Act of Love?

The Vatican has just reiterated its support for the vaccine, or, I should say, vaccines, with the Holy Father's claim that receiving the inoculation,...

The Limits of Papal Authority, and the Covid Vaccine

Pope Francis has added the heft of his papal authority to the question of the Covid vaccine in a television recent interview: I believe that...

Ave, Maria, Gratia Plena!

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled solemnity of the Annunciation to one and all! Today, the divine Word was made incarnate in the womb of...

The Tireless and Fearless Saint Turibius

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (+1606), a missionary bishop of Lima, Peru from 1579 until his death in 1606, is a heroic model...

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

(It was on this day in 2006 that Twitter was founded, and I write that not with any sense of exuberance. Here is a...

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem: The Vital Importance of Catechetics

The saints during Lent - with few exceptions, such as Saint Joseph - are celebrated as muted 'commemorations', but that does not decrease their...

Saint Patrick and the Emerald Isle: Erin Go Bragh!

A very happy Saint Patrick’s Day, to all our readers, which this year is still toned down by the insidious Covid-19 virus - or,...