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      Palestrina’s Magnificat

      On this Saturday devoted to Our Lady, a beautiful rendition of Palestrina's Magnificat, 1591, by the British vocal ensemble Voces8, which will offer a...

      God Speed, Mr. President: Donald Trump’s Farewell

      (As a final gesture, Donald Trump has signed an order for an outdoor garden of American heroes, and he has specifically included Catholic, pro-life...

      A Totalitarian Putsch?

      People who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.  William Penn So much has happened in the past ten weeks that it’s impossible...

      Les Arts Florissants

      Ah, to be able to play such music - Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Dalza, Handel and Merula - in an Italian, or French villa: A little...

      George Orwell’s Final Warning

      https://twitter.com/fukushimaexpos2/status/1351329578577395712

      Saint Anthony and the Spirituality of the Desert

      Sunday 17 January 2021, is the liturgical feast of St Anthony of Egypt or Anthony the Great. In the words of Pope Francis when...

      The Year of Mark: Who Was Jesus?

      (In this year that we follow the Gospel of Saint Mark, Father Callam offers us a four-part series on the Evangelist and his perspective...

      Chesterton and Light in the New Dark Ages

      Certain critics tell us that we wish to return to the Dark Ages about which they themselves are entirely in the dark. They are...

      A Chiming Clock: Strengthening the Family with the Wisdom of St. Benedict’s Rule ...

      As lockdowns continue and children and students are confined to attend school from home, increasingly it would seem, there is a need to structure...

      The Baptism of the Lord

      A biblical text can become so familiar that we simply bypass statements that would ordinarily puzzle us. I’m thinking of an aspect of the...