Proclaim the truth

"Children are a grace that is given to a couple. ... We need signs among us that when we put God first, others second,...

The Cure of Ars: A Model for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest, who...

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...

God’s Most Perfect Creation

A blessed and joyous solemnity of the Immaculate Conception to all Catholic Insight readers. Pope Blessed Pius IX, Pio Nono, proclaimed the doctrine of...

Bosco’s Gift

Saint John Bosco, who died on this day in 1888, offers us one of the most exemplary and endearing models of the priesthood, similar...

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...

Of Bombs, Budget and Bombast

*Our prayers go out for all the victims and, yes, the perpetrators of yesterday's attacks in Belgium.  We are up against a determined enemy,...

Facing East, and Other Thoughts

As I have mentioned previously, Cardinal Sarah, the head of the Congregation of Divine Worship (so the highest authority in these matters besides the...

Philosophers, Trudeau and Trump

Today is the feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a woman 'renowned for her learning', put to death as a virgin martyr in 305...

The Hope and Joy of Lent

Today we begin the great journey of Lent, a name derived from an olde-Germanico-English word for 'spring', as in renewal, rejuvenation, a pruning and...