Theotokos: The Bearer of God

A joyful New year, and very blessed solemnity of Mary, Mother of God to all our readers.  In the usus antiquior, this used to...

Modifying the Our Father: Tempting Indeed

As we approach the end of this calendar year, we should give thanks to God for all the blessings He has sent, for the...

Hope of the Innocents

The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  The wholesale...

We’re All One in Adam, Eve and Christ

I have to suppress a knowing smile (well, come to think of it, I don't suppress it at all) when I hear of science...

Saint John, the Beloved

Today we celebrate the beloved Apostle, Saint John the Evangelist, whose Gospel signifies most clearly the eternal existence of Christ as the Logos, the...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

Christus Natus Est, Gaudeamus!

A very merry, blessed and joyous Christmas to all our readers, which we hope is filled with God's grace and good cheer.  Someone sent...

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...

Canisius, Cantius and Catechetics

In this last week of Advent, there are two saints, oft overlooked, celebrated in a muted way each year: Peter Canisius (1521 - 1597),...

Wherefore Romance?

Like the seemingly inextinguishable California wildfires, the aptly named 'Pervnado' continues its own incineration of the careers of various media and political types, all...