Every Life’s Sacred, or None Are

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. The...

Saint Anthony and the Spirituality of the Desert

Sunday 17 January 2021, is the liturgical feast of St Anthony of Egypt or Anthony the Great. In the words of Pope Francis when...

Sixth Sunday and the Keeping of the Law

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and they will save you… has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and He has...

The Subjective Monster

There is an ancient Indian fable of six blind men who meet an elephant. Each of them touches different parts of the elephant. One...

The Acronymistic O Antiphons of Advent

On December 17th we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas, sort of analogous to the more familiar twelve days of Christmas...

Can Popes be Heretics?

Is the Pope a heretic? should sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but is a charge that has been made by a...

The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

Third Sunday and the Foolishness of the Cross

For the message about the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power...

The Holy Eucharist: Sine Dominico Non Possumus

On this mountain the Lord of Hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food (Is. 25:6). Once again this Sunday the lessons...

Good Shepherd Sunday

Has any one of you ever been a shepherd? or even seen one? Do shepherds exist in contemporary North America? Nevertheless, we know instinctively...