Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O., Requiescat in Pace

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O. the founding superior of the Toronto Oratory, has just gone to eternity, after a brief illness. Ordained in 1962, just...

The Glorious Witness of the Ugandan Martyrs

If the Church seems moribund in North America, there is hope in the vast continent of Africa, where there are untold millions of Catholics,...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Two years ago, on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Robert Cardinal Sarah, directed by the Holy Father, issued a decree declaring that...

Pentecost’s Fortitude

‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me so I send you’ (Jn. 20:21). ⧾ The text of the Gospel brings us back...

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...

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...

Word Painting in William Byrd’s Vigilate and Ave Verum Corpus

Few composers have lived and nonetheless thrived in such a turbulent era as William Byrd. Born sometime between 1539 and 1543, Byrd grew up...

Tories and the Grave New World

A nation that kills its own children has no future.  St. John Paul II In 2008, the late Father Alphonse deValk, founding editor of...

Sto Lat! Pope John Paul II’s Centenary, and Pope John I

On this May 18th, as we celebrate the first Pontiff with the name of the beloved disciple – and more on him in a...

Sacraments and the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Someone once said to me, “I don’t need a priest to forgive my sins. I go directly to God.” I shuddered, hoping that he...