The Ascension of our Lord

Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come...

Ascension, Church and Magisterium

When was the Church founded? Many would say that it emerged from the opened side of Jesus on the cross, like a new Eve from...

Dymphna’s Sanity

The story of Saint Dymphna (7th century), steeped in legend, is not one, perhaps, that parents would feel comfortable telling their children. Dymphna was...

Fulton Sheen’s Thoughts for Daily Living

The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) needs little introduction. At the peak of his radio and television popularity from the 1940s to the...

Newman and His Fierce, Unchanging Religion

I will not shrink from uttering my firm conviction, that it would be a gain to this country, were it vastly more superstitious, more...

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Friends of Christ, and Friends of Each Other

‘You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer because the servant does not...

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’ as ‘Mere Puritanism’

 In a letter of 11 December 1944 C. S. Lewis mentions five “shining examples of human holiness”. Along with Saint Francis, George Herbert, George...

Waking up to Wokeness

Wokeism Meme: Compared to Me, You’re a Moral Failure: If You Disagree, You’re Part of the Problem Did you know that Michel Foucault, the French...

Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Doctor and Reformer

Ecclesia semper reformanda est.  So goes the old saying - the Church is always in need of reform -now, perhaps, more than ever - and...

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Hearing the Voice of the Good Shepherd

I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep (Jn. 10:11). Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and as we...