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...

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...

Myriads of Saints

A blessed solemnity of All Saints to all our readers, a feast that goes back to the earliest days of the Church, as a...

Luther’s Re-Formation?

Today's 500th anniversary of the 'Reformation' is a rather arbitrary one, based on the legend, perhaps apocryphal, that Martin Luther's defiantly nailed his '95...

The Zeal of Simon and Jude

Saints Simon and Jude are the saints of today, October 28th, as we approach the 500th anniversary of Luther's perhaps-apocryphal pinning of his 95...
Pope St. John Paul II

JP II, We Miss You

Yesterday was, or would have been had it not been the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the feast of Pope Saint John Paul II,...

Fatima’s Century

A grace-filled hundredth anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, as Our Lady appeared for last time to the three seers on this day...

Good Pope John

The Second Vatican Council opened on this day in 1962, and ran until 1965, producing sixteen documents, four of them 'constitutions', which have profoundly...

Weirdness of Vegas and Wildness of Catalonia

Something is definitely odd about the gunman and the shooting massacre in Vegas:  A 64 year-old multi-millionaire accountant with no military training, no record,...

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...