Witnessing to the Truth

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June...

Sci Fi Movie Triplex: Interstellar, Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow

My movie selection over the past few months has been in the science fiction genre, which is often heavy on the 'fiction', and light...

The Star Wars Franchise Gang Aft Awry

(Since a number of reviews of the latest Star Wars entry are making the rounds, including one rather odd one in First Things that...

The Ancient Chair of Peter

A blessed feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which commemorates the office of the papacy bestowed upon the Apostle Simon, re-named Peter as...

The March for Life and the Contemplative Life

The annual March for Life is coming up in two days, this Thursday, May 10th, with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral at 10:00 a.m.,...

The Bright Moment of Conception

There are sometimes good things in the news, like this report from the Telegraph that when conception occurs, that is, when the male sperm...

Good King Louis

We celebrate today in the universal Church one of my own favorites (not least since I was baptized on this day in bonnie Scotland...

Neo Pagan Micro Aggression

Today is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (see my note to the side), so it as with some dismay that I read this...

Pier of Italy and Elizabeth of Portugal

On this July the 4th we have two saints, Elizabeth of Portugal (+1336), queen, wife, mother, widow, peacemaker, third order Franciscan who, after her...

Trump Emends the Johnson Amendment

President Trump, to his credit, yesterday eased the restrictions of the Johnson Amendment, named after Lyndon B. Johnson, who in his time as Senator...