Second Sunday of Advent: The Baptist’s Call to Repentance

The nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious (Is. 11:10). The Gospel of the Mass on this second Sunday of Advent...

Protecting Life Boldly in Malta

Presently the Maltese parliament is discussing an amendment which, if approved, will introduce abortion to Malta. As we know Malta, together with Andorra in...

Trudeau’s MAiD Service: A Euthanasia Program for Canada

The development of the laws that legalized and continue to expand assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada reflect the speed at which society increasingly...

Saint Andrew the Protoclete

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 14 June 2006 Andrew, the Protoclete Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last two catecheses we spoke about the figure of St Peter. Now,...

First Sunday of Advent: The Fulfilment of Revelation

For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Lk. 21: 36). The first Sunday of Advent marks...

Misreading Eden

Woodstock by Joni Mitchell Well, I came upon a child of God He was walking along the road And I asked him, "Tell me, where are you...

Christ the King, and the Promise of Eternal Life

‘Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’ (Lk. 23:43). From the moment that Our Lord spoke these words, the Church...

Thirty Third Sunday: Remaining Faithful Unto the End

Beware that you are not led astray (Lk. 21:8). The sacred liturgy again today directs our attention to the eschaton, the teaching about the end...

Pope Benedict on Pope Leo

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true...

Death and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

“Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need...