Epiphany: Three Approaches to Christ

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

Keeping the Republic

The most marked political tendency of the American people has been to interpret their government as a pure and simple democracy, and to shift...

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....

Miracle in “Hell”

MIRACLE IN "HELL" The 81st Anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War on September 1st has just been celebrated in distant Europe.  Nevertheless,...

The Cleansing Fire of Purgatory

Now He is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to Him all of them are alive. (Lk. 20:38) As we approach...

The Feast of the Chair of Peter

On Monday February 22 we celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St Peter. What do we mean by the Chair of Peter and...

Little Black Lives—Do They Matter?

Anyone who believes that God is the Author of all life and loves us unconditionally (and even many who don’t believe this) would instinctively...

The Real and Present Presence of Christ

Often, the simplest facts are the most important—and the most frequently unadverted to. Take the Last Supper, for instance. Obviously, the Apostles had to...

Hail, O Cross, Our Only Hope!

Ave Crux, Spes Unica! When I was a post-novice, at the Floriana Capuchin friary, it always touched my heart the beautiful beneath the niche at...

Lenten Second Sunday and the Salvific Spirit of Sacrifice

‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell to the...