Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras: Choosing One’s Way

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, soldiers, officers of the court, and converts, likely put to death under Emperor Domitian in...

Battling Bishops and the Spiritus Mundi

As predicted in a number of prophecies - La Salette, Akita – there is conflict amongst the Cardinals and Bishops of Christ’s Holy Church....

The Indissolubility of a Mother’s Love

In one of those many paradoxical ironies of history, it was on this day that Woodrow Wilson – for whom I have not much...

A Re-Appreciation of What the Mass Really Is

Absence makes the heart grow fonder… The proverb holds true in the main, but not, we must admit, always. There are many things, and we...

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine

We have celebrated a number of 'Catherines' of late in our liturgical calendar: Kateri Tekakwitha on April 17th; Catherine of Siena on April 29th;...

Bannister’s Mile

On a blustery and windy day in 1954, on a make-do track field in Oxford, Roger Bannister broke what some thought was the unbreakable...

Saint Francois de Laval: Back to your Catholic Roots, Canada

Quebec has had some rough times of late. Once a bastion of Catholicism, and the vibrancy and elan vital that the fullness of the...

The Devil Inside

On November 22nd, 1997 – the memorial of the patroness of music, Saint Cecelia - the lead singer of the 80’s rock band INXS,...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), who stood...

Work, in Light of Saint Joseph

In the waning years of the 19th century, before the war to end all wars, and the subsequent instantiation of what is called 'real...