The Witness of the John Paul Institute

Much controversy has been raised by Pope Francis' recent reconfiguration of the constitutional make-up of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. ...

Ambrose, the Silent Reader

Ambrose was not even baptized when in 374, as Governor of Aemilia-Liguria in northern Italy, he went to a church to quell a conflict...

Albertus Magnus

Saint Albert was called the 'great' even during his lifetime, rumoured to have known everything there was to be known, which may have been...

Damien’s Sacrifice

Forgive me for not mentioning Saint Damien de Veuster (+1889) on his memorial yesterday, the ‘leper priest’, who gave his life to the outcasts...

The Salutary Reforms of Saint Pius X

We should pray today to Pope Saint Pius X (1835-1914) for all the woes we are currently facing in the Church. He too was...

Summa, Question 168: mirth.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica Question 168, Article 4.Whether there is a sin in lack of mirth?I answer that, In human affairs whatever is against reason is a...

Our Incarnational Faith

In the midst of the scandals and accusations, we should recall the great joys and blessings of our Faith, not least the gift of Mary, the...

Of Dubia and Infants’ Rights

Concerning the 'dubium' put forward by the four cardinals, asking the Pope to clarify certain ambiguities in the recent post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, we...

Choices, Good and Bad

Today is the feast of Saint Matthias, the one chosen, as recounted in the first chapter of Acts, to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed...

More Martyrs in Egypt

Sometimes, following Saint Philip Neri in his spirit of joy is a difficult one, as we hear of another Islamic attack, this time on...