Ephraim’s Mission of Beauty

In the Church universal, we celebrate the life of Saint Ephraim, often called the 'Syrian', who is also venerated amongst the Orthodox (on January...

The Church is Eucharistic in Her Very Essence

O Sacred banquet in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge...

In Defense of Sanity: Chesterton’s Remedy

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) hardly needs an introduction to the typical reader of Catholic literature. Author of more than sixty books of essays, fiction, poetry,...

The New Lepers?

(I have an article coming out on the scientific method - how we develop 'models' to explain the universe, either in some small way...
Pope St. John Paul II

Pope John Paul II’s First Visitation

(Here is Pope Saint John Paul II's first homily for the feast of the Visitation, to close off his first Marian month as Pope,...

Two Trinitarian Palestrinas

In honour of the Most Holy Trinity, Palestrina's Veni Sancte Spiritus, for four voices, first published in 1575. https://youtu.be/J0FdXADkCzs Compare with his later (1589) Veni Creator...

The Most Holy Trinity

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption to sonship....

Contemporary Despair and Misplaced Hopes

In good part because the rhetorical trick is quickly becoming hackneyed, I will not herein aver the existence of a “real pandemic” behind the...

Fundamentalism A, B and C

A.  The slogan of the Protestant Reformation was “sola Scriptura,” that is, a conviction that the Bible and the Bible alone contains God’s revelation to...

The Weak Little Bird: Saint Thérèse and Strangers and Sojourners

“How can a soul as imperfect as mine aspire to the possession of the plenitude of Love? O Jesus, my first and only Friend,...