Isolation and Confession in Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment explores complex psychological and sociological themes such as morality, socialism, and the effects of isolation. The story begins in St....

The Holy Spirit, Fidelity and Martyrdom

‘But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that...

The Ascension and Discipleship

‘And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Mt. 28:20). Our Lord’s Ascension which we celebrate today (or as in...

Pentecost and Witnessing to Truth

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (1 Cor. 12:7). Today, with joy and thanksgiving we celebrate the Solemnity...

Sovietization, Migration and Destabilization

“If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world,...

The Most Holy Trinity

He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name...

Saint Juliana of Cornillon and the Institution of Corpus Christi

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 17 November 2010  Saint Juliana of Cornillon Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning too I would like to introduce a female figure to you....

Corpus Christi and the Gift of Self

O Sacred banquet in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge...

The Holy Mass, the Sacred Heart and Divine Com-passion

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (Mt. 9:36). As a...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Saint Cyril’s Defense of Mother and Son

Today is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, signified in one of the most famous ‘icons’ of the Virgin Mother, which,...