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      Amoris and the Sacramentality of Marriage

      How are Catholic couples meant to interpret Amoris Laetitia? When already a fog of confusion surrounds the question of whether or not the divorced...

      The Tragic Dignity of Margaret Pole

      A brief mention of today's saint, Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (+1541), the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was in turn...

      The Anti-Depressant Saint

      If it 'twere not the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we would celebrate today one of the most joyful and idiosyncratic of saints, Philip Neri,...

      A Triptych Memorial

      In the liturgical revisions after Vatican II, the more complex hierarchy of feasts was simplified, so that we now have solemnities, feasts, memorials and...

      Pope John Paul II’s Papal Motto

      “My motto; ‘Totus Tuus’ is inspired by the teaching of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. These two words express total belonging to Jesus through Mary: ‘Tuus...

      Rita of the Mission Impossible

      There are two saints of impossible or desperate causes – Saint Jude, one of the Twelve, and today’s Saint Rita of Cascia (+1457). Although...

      The Intellectual and the Gunman

      What Christ said of the poor might be said of intellectuals: they will always be with us. Then the question naturally arises: in what...

      Pope Saint John Paul II’s Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart

      WE ENTRUST, O MARY, AND CONSECRATE THE WHOLE WORLD TO YOUR IMMACULATE HEART!On Thursday, 13 May 1982, after the concelebrated Mass in Fatima, Pope...

      Why the Ideological ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ is not a Rosary

      The ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ (RMS) is made by the American company, 'Contemplative Rebellion' (CR) and is sold on-line for US$62. It is unique,...

      Brendan’s Fantastic Voyage

      Today commemorates Saint Brendan (+577) the sixth century Irish monk, the 'Navigator', whose main claim to fame - besides his holiness of life -...