Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy. Brought up in...

Benedict and His Option

A blessed feast of Saint Benedict, the monk who did more than most to save what we know as 'civilization'. As a student in...

The New Populist Right and the Death of the Father

Cultural change generally moves slowly, and when we first take notice, we sometimes find that its roots are already firmly in place. I clearly recall...

The Greatness of Humility

Twenty-second Sunday Per Annum (C) September 1, 2019. Perform your tasks with humility….To the humble the Lord reveals His secrets…By the humble He is glorified...

‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

Following my previous article, “Becoming a Catholic Pastor, Post – ‘Pennsylvania’”, I unplugged from the world of ecclesial and secular news. I tried to...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

Pentecost: Spiritus Veritatis

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

Pro-Life… Is It Working?

For the Pro-Life movement, it was a perfect storm of related events causing many of its supporters to wonder why the movement itself appears...

Orestes Brownson on Socialism & the Church

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and powerful intellects of his era. A self-taught child prodigy who had memorized most...

Our Brokeness and the Eucharist

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take...