Why We Need Norman Rockwell

If there’s one thing the seemingly ever-lingering 'pandemic' has inflicted, it’s a strain on ordinary human interaction. In November of 2021, when many long-closed museums...

The Singing Martyrs of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion and impaling on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki,...

The Term Pre-Embryo Within the Abortion Debate

It has been suggested by some, primarily within the pro-life movement, that the term pre-embryo should not be used in discussing the stages of...

Candlemas and the Keeping of the Law

When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph brought the child Jesus up to Jerusalem to...

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...