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      In Defence of Unwanted Innocence

      I am for peace, but when I speak they are for war — Psalm 120 Abortion is a loaded issue on the lips of everyone...

      Labour, Leisure and Life

      Labour Day – which, we might all admit, is a rather prosaic name for the last holiday of summer - why not, 'blow out...

      Saint Teresa’s Dark Night

      September 5th is the feast of St Teresa of Calcutta, this year on a Sunday, but a few words may be in order, as...

      Baptism and Hearing the Word of God

      ‘Ephphatha,’ that is ‘Be opened.’ And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly (Mk. 6:51). ⧾ At the...

      Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Wednesday I spoke of a Father of the Church little known...

      Blessed Apollinaire Morel of Posat

      Jean-Jacques Morel was born in a village in the proximity of Fribourg in Switzerland on June 12, 1739. He came into the world after...

      Virtue and the Eucharistic Life

      ‘Listen to me, all of you, and understand there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile them, but things that...

      Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster OSB (1880-1954): A Pastor Whose Heart Burned with Christ’s Love

      On August 30th, as a Church we joyfully celebrate the liturgical memorial of a great but largely unknown pastor of the Church, Blessed Alfredo...

      Listing to Heaven

      For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil intentions:  fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly....

      The Late, Great, Saint Augustine

      On August 28th, we celebrate with great joy the feast day of St Augustine of Hippo, the great doctor of the Church. This fourth and...