Monday, February 19, 2018

He Will be There: The O Antiphons

I try, in some small way, and not, I must admit, very well, to resist the celebration of Christmas before Christmas.  I know this...

Saint Philip and Witnessing for Life

Today is the feast of Saint Philip Neri (+1595), the second Apostle of Rome, and the founder of the Oratory, whose houses are now...

President Elect Trump

Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States of America, an outcome that I, and many others, welcome, albeit with...

The Joyful Japanese Martrys of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan, whose...

The Eternal Perspective of Pope Saint John I

Today is the feast of Pope Saint John I (470-526), the first Pope to visit Constantinople, on an ambassadorial mission to Emperor Justin on...

Generally Speaking

On American morals As I also have the habit, and have never been able to imagine how it could be connected with morality or immorality,...

The hub of Christianity

We really have to take back our history. In other words, Catholics have to know about their collective past and be prepared to explain...

Thomas the ‘Doubter’ and the Nature of Faith

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle, who gets a bit of a bad rap as 'doubting' Thomas, a term is that...

Thanksgiving Day

A blessed and joyful Thanksgiving to all of our readers, even the American ones who, of course, hold their own day of thanks later...

The Good Wife

A good wife, who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels... Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears...