Happy New Year to All Our Readers, in Music and Song

A blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, known more commonly in the secular world, if that is not tautological, as New Year's Day...

What Will Happen After the Sacramental Shutdown?

Following upon my own thoughts on the deleterious effects of a long-term shutdown of the Church's sacramental system, founded by Christ to last 'unto...

Avuncular Bishops: Evoke Thy Inner Father

I don’t discipline my brother’s children; my role is avuncular. I may exhort them to be good, and demur when they do bad; I...

Lessons from Auschwitz

(In light of the feasts of Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe, here is a re-post of a reflection I wrote upon my own visit...

The Church and China

It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual...

Dr. Robert Malone’s Magnanimity

Saint Thomas distinguishes between the formal and the material objects of faith: The material being what we believe, the formal why we believe it,...

Korea’s Martyrs, North and South

Today is the feast of the countless martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, tortured and beheaded in...

Fabian and Freedom

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

Mothers and Saints

If I may be permitted a brief personal note to our Catholic Insight readers to let you all know that my dear mother, Maria...

Should We Receive Communion Daily? A Respondeo

I heard recently a homily from a traditional priest, the theme of which was how often we should receive Holy Communion, which topic, funnily...