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      Pope Benedict’s Pastoral Visit to Saint Lawrence’s Basilica Fuori le Mura

      PASTORAL VISIT TO THE BASILICA OF SAINT LAWRENCE OUTSIDE THE WALLS ON THE OCCASION OF THE 1750th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF THE HOLY DEACON HOMILY OF HIS...

      Sunday Musical Selection: O Magnum Mysterium

      A reader wanted a version of O Magnum Mysterium, by Tomas Luis Victoria, first published in 1572, at the height of the Catholic restoration,...

      The Trudeau Reckoning

      When Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly accused Justin Trudeau and his senior aides before a Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee in February of...

      The Children’s Catechism

      The Catholic Church and Philosophy by Fr. Vincent McNabb, OP London, Burns, Oates, and Washbourne, Ltd. Publishers to the Holy See, 1927 But indeed it is...

      Fundamentalism A, B and C

      A.  The slogan of the Protestant Reformation was “sola Scriptura,” that is, a conviction that the Bible and the Bible alone contains God’s revelation to...

      An  Easter Hymn: Ad cenam Agni providi

      Ad cenam Agni providi, stolis salutis candidi, post transitum maris Rubri, Christo canamus principi. Cuius corpus sanctissimum, in ara crucis torridum, sed et cruorem roseum, gustando Dei...

      Marcel Clement on Liberation Theology

      Silvie D. Rousseau reports that the French philosopher Marcel Clement in his youth aspired to study philosophy, but was perplexed by the plethora of...

      The Theologian versus the Philosopher: Bernard and Abelard

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 4 November 2009 Two Theological Models in Comparison: Bernard and Abelard Dear Brothers and Sisters, In my last Catechesis I presented the main features...

      The Demands of the Christian Life

      The Gospel of Luke combines inexpressible tenderness with an intolerable severity. Consider the contrast between the parables of the prodigal son or the good...

      Faith of our Fathers

      Our parish celebrated its hundredth anniversary last Sunday. It was a big to-do. The bishop came for Mass, there were ten priests, thirty altar servers, incense, bows,...