Joseph Priestley on Jesus and Socrates Compared

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was an English theologian, philosopher, and scientist who is credited with the discovery of oxygen and the invention of carbonated water....

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...

Bishop of Hippo, A Saint for All Time

A blessed memorial of the great Saint Augustine (354-430), bishop and doctor of the Church, and perhaps the greatest theologian in her history (although,...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

Seventh Sunday Quodlibetal

We moderns have been indoctrinated to regard the Middle Ages as a time of superstition and cruelty, but in fact they were quite wonderful....

The Mystery of the Mass

‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me….This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood....

No Stone Left Unturned: Thoughts on Ravi Zacharias’s Mission

On May 19, Ravi Zacharias died at his home in Atlanta from a rare cancer known as sarcoma which was found as a malignant...

Labour, Leisure and Life

Labour Day – which, we might all admit, is a rather prosaic name for the last holiday of summer - why not, 'blow out...

Fatima 1917 and 2020

“Now is the time to do what you’re told,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, November 13, 2020, as many Americans brace themselves for further lockdowns to...

Pope Saint John Paul and the Presentation

(In 1997 Pope Saint John Paul II declared this ancient feast of the Presentation - also known as Candlemass - as the World Day...