The physical effects of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus

Much has been written about the physical and psychological effects of the crucifixion of Jesus, often by surgeons, psychiatrists, and other doctors. While well-intentioned,...

The Magi’s Epiphany

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...

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still...

Chaos and Hell for a Godless World: Indifference in Matters of Religion, Part I

(This is the first of a three-part article on the tragic effects of indifference toward religion) Several years ago I stumbled upon a Catholic classic,...

Star of the Sea: Marian Devotion through the Prism of an Old English...

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary has played an integral role in the tradition of Christian prayer since the early days of the Church,...

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

College professors sometimes have too much time on their hands. While digging around in the crypt of an old medieval library in Oxford, I...

Under the Holy Cloak of St. Joseph, Patron the Universal Church and Patron of...

This past week, in the cycle of readings for ferial Masses, we read the story of the Patriarch Joseph. It is a story rich...

Becoming Blind to Pornography on the Internet

“And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life...

James the Greater and Humanae Vitae: Signs of Contradiction

Today we celebrate the great feast of Saint James 'the Greater', not because of any intrinsic superior quality to the other apostle James, 'the...

The Fire of Faith on Earth

‘And yet, when the Son of man returns will he find faith on earth?’ (Lk. 18:8). ⧾ Last Sunday, the anniversary of the last apparition...