The Wages of Liberation Theology

On January 1, Brazil recognized its new president, a socialist. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in with an elaborate inauguration ceremony before...

Pope Benedict and Saint Hilary

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 10 October 2007 Saint Hilary of Poitiers Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to talk about a great Father of...

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys: What Canada Was, and May Be Again

On this January 12th, in Canada we celebrate Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), founder of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, and the first official school in...

Baptism of the Messiah

‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased’ (Mt. 3:17). ⧾ Today’s Feast of the Lord’s Baptism brings to a completion...

The Epiphany and the Magi

The Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel (Eph. 3:6). Our...

Pope Benedict’s Last Epiphany Homily

(In Canada, and other locales, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is moved to the following Sunday, for 'pastoral reasons'. But in the Church universal,...

Mater Dei and Mary’s Role in Salvation

The shepherds went with haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph and the Child lying in a manger (Lk. 2:16).⧾ On this the last...

Mary, Mother of God

Do you have a new year’s resolution such as losing weight?  Getting more exercise?  Spending more time with family?  Doing more volunteer work?  Learning...

Pope Benedict XVI, Requiescat in Pace

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (1927 - 2022) died this morning, at 95 years old, at 9:34 Rome time, in his residence at the Mater...

Saint Sylvester, the Last Saint of the Year

On this last day of the calendar year, we celebrate in muted tones the mysterious and shadowy Pope Saint Sylvester I, who reigned from...