Christus Rex

A blessed solemnity of Christ the King to one and all, in this last week before Advent, the last liturgical solemnity of the year,...

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...

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...

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...

Will and Kate’s Too Many Children

The apple falls not far from the tree: Prince William, son of Charles of the same title, albeit of a different region of England...