Timothy, Titus and Episcopal Power

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 Conversion

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 Vincent and Roe versus Wade: Great Good out of Great Evil

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievous tortures witnessing to his Catholic faith under the Diocletian persecution, is a providential saint for this...

The Purity of Agnes and True Femininity

'Tis incumbent upon us on this day, as a new incumbent takes over in the Oval Office, one whose policies are inimical to the...

Washington’s Enclaved Elysium

For Biden's inauguration, 25,000 troops were stationed in Washington, with much of the area around the Capitol and White House closed off. So much...

Fabian, Sebastian and Choosing Well

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

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...

The Covid Vaccine: Formal and Material Cooperation, and the Principle of Double Effect

Opinions on the 'vaccine' range from those who see it as the prophylactic panacea to bring us back to peace and normality - whatever...

Abbot Anthony and the Narrow Way

Saint Anthony (+356) is commonly called 'the Abbot', or Anthony ‘of Egypt’, where he retreated to the wilderness as a young man to live...

Hilary, Mungo and Ordinary Time

On this mid-January day, the 13th thereof, we celebrate Saint Hilary (+367), Bishop of Poitiers, proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius...