A Triptych of Saints

Propitiously, we celebrate a triptych of saints on  this November day: The first, in time, was Saint Clement (+99 A.D.), traditionally accepted as the third...

Caecelia and Music that Breaks One’s Heart

As the patroness of Church music, and music in general, Saint Caeceilia has her work cut out for her. A young virgin martyr in...

Dedicated to God

The Presentation of the Virgin Mary is a mirror image, if you will, of the future Presentation of her Son in the Temple, both...

Monarchical Marital Fidelity

A very hearty and joyous congratulations to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth on their platinum anniversary, a milestone very few reach.  To live to...

Peter and Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul reminds us of the importance of the Church in Rome, as...

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...

Albert the Great

Patron saint of scientists, Albert the Great (1200-1280), scholar, Dominican, bishop, and Doctor of the Church, was considered the most learned man of his...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

Saint Martin’s Memorial

Once the most well-known and beloved of saints, Martin, Bishop of Tours, is now overshadowed by what we now know as Remembrance or Memorial...

Leo the Great

Pope Saint Leo the Great, who reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was known for many things.  With his...