Timely Words from a Far Off Place

(On this feast of the Holy Family, in my breakfast reading, I stumbled across this homily from Pope Saint John Paul II which he...

Preaching the Primacy of the Family

It has always been difficult for the homilist to preach on the feast of the Holy Family. In the old days, the priest would...

Isaiah, Christmas and Salvation

For a Child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty...
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Without Fear: The Pro-Life Witness of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

Addressing a United Nations conference on health in 1969 following his reception of the William Allen Award, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, the discoverer of the...

A Primer on Christological Heresies

In light of this festive season, in which we celebrate the manifestation of the Messiah in His birth at Bethlehem - and also, perhaps,...

Fourth Sunday, Mary and Joseph

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home (Mt. 1:24). ⧾ On...

Holland’s Hallowed Jesuit

Second only to St. Boniface, St. Peter Canisius, born in Holland, is known as the apostle of Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and other northern European...

Personhood and Abortion:  A Historical Review in the Catholic Tradition

Introduction In 1973 the controversial Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the United States.  In that first year alone, about 700,000 abortions...

Gaudete! The Third Sunday of Advent

‘Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom...

Impurity and Self-Idolatry

Our whole human condition is enlightened by understanding the addictive process that leads to impurity. In a sense, all sin is a form of...