The Charismatic Saint John Bosco

The term 'charismatic' has an ambiguous meaning in the Church, invoking images of liturgical guitars, drums, emotional crescendos, and disconcerting glossolalia. In the Church's...

The Enduring Value of Saint Thomas Aquinas, in Three Parts

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 2 June 2010   Saint Thomas Aquinas (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, After several Catecheses on the priesthood and on my latest Journeys,...

Saint Paul’s Conversion

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 3 September 2008 Saint Paul (3) St Paul's "Conversion". Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today's Catechesis is dedicated to the experience that Paul...

Pope Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

(One hundred and one years ago, on the 26th of January, 1923, Pope Pius XI promulgated an encyclical on Saint Francis de Sales on...

Morality Without Religion?

Nobody can deny that there has to be a moral consensus about what is right and what is wrong in order to have a...

Pope Benedict and Saint Hilary

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 10 October 2007 Saint Hilary of Poitiers Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to talk about a great Father of...

Capitalism, Communism and Christ

Jesus said, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.” Luke 12:15 Capitalism may simply be defined as the economic system that...

The Mysticism of Gregory of Nyssa

The memorial of Saint Gregory of Nyssa, even if not in the universal calendar, is on this January 10th. Gregory is one of the...

The Message of the Magi

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live...

The Magi’s Epiphany

The Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel (Eph. 3:6). Our...