Thomas not Doubting, but Faithful

Saint Thomas, the Apostle, is called 'Didymus', the 'twin', perhaps, as some surmised, because he looked a lot like Christ. Whether that be true,...

For Mom and Dad, On Their 50th

There never was a marriage with no painBut they let hurts be helps along the wayTo greater union, making faults their gainAnd forging gold...

Foxes and Birds

A friend of mine and I have a long-standing debate about sermons. He prefers a straightforward approach, while I am more inclined to resort...

The Lasting Legacies of Peter and Paul

Keeper of the KeysMost readers are familiar with the various Gospel accounts of St. Peter as the Apostle specially chosen by Christ to “feed...

Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus

As part of the humanity of the Incarnate Word, the Sacred Heart is a creature.  Should, then, Jesus's Sacred Heart be accorded the adoration...

Thomas More’s Option: Soul First, Then the Body

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21).Have I...

Gay Pride, the Archbishop and the Pastor

Although I try not to dwell on it overmuch, in fact I ignore it as much as I might, this is ‘Gay Pride’ month,...

Orestes Brownson on Socialism & the Church

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and powerful intellects of his era. A self-taught child prodigy who had memorized most...

Robert Cardinal Sarah and the Mother of the Church

CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS DECREE ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH IN THE GENERAL ROMAN CALENDAR The joyous...

Pentecost: Spiritus Veritatis

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...