Pope Benedict’s Last Epiphany Homily

(In Canada, and other locales, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is moved to the following Sunday, for 'pastoral reasons'. But in the Church universal,...

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christianity

Good Christians, now rejoice! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with three ghosts is steeped in Christian references, symbolism, and themes...

The Eternal Power of the Holy Name

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every...

Mary, Mother of God

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal.4:4).⧾ On this...

The Real Holy 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...

Prodigal Catholics – Why They Leave, and Why They Return

A Pew Research Center poll indicated one out of every ten Americans is an ex-Catholic. Add them up as if they were a church...

We Could Use A Few More Thomas (à) Beckets

A blessed continuing 'Merrie Christmas!' to all our readers, on this sixth day of Christmas, as we celebrate all these twelve days, right up...

Saint John, Son of Zebedee

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 5 July 2006 John, son of Zebedee Dear Brothers and Sisters, Let us dedicate our meeting today to remembering another very important member of...

The Fourth Sunday of Advent: With Haste, Let Us Meet the Lord

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled (Lk. 1:45). On this the fourth and last...

Truth Under Assault

The Denial of Truth We live in an era where the denial of not only the ability to discern what is true from what...