The Ratzinger Report Revisited

The Italian journalist and Catholic convert Vittorio Messori in 1985 published his two hundred page interview with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict...

The Trudeau Reckoning

When Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly accused Justin Trudeau and his senior aides before a Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee in February of...

Luke, Evangelist, Physician, Artist

Saint Luke (+84), the author of the third Gospel, as well, as our Tradition has it, of the Acts of the Apostles, was hence...

Facing 2020

“First we overlook evil. Then we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those...

A Reflection on the suspension of Sunday Masses on the Third Sunday in Lent,...

O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts (Ps. 95). The Responsorial Psalm of the Mass on this third Sunday...

True and False Shepherds

The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down His life for His sheep and willingly died for his flock (Communion Antiphon). Today is Good Shepherd...

Eighteenth Sunday: Earthly and Heavenly Eutopia

The feast described by the prophet Isaiah in today’s first reading, with its “wine, milk and rich food,” was for the Jews a symbol...

Avila’s Teresa

(From our archives, on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, whose sparkling, vivid and very human personality echoes through the...

The True Beauty of Woman

I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16) Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...

Communism and the Popes – Part II

(This is the second part to Paula Adamick’s historical analysis of Communism, following her first take earlier this month. Read and enjoy.  Its enduring appeal...