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      General Audience, 2007: Saint Jerome

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 7 November 2007 Saint Jerome (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, we turn our attention to St Jerome, a Church Father who...

      Jerome’s Holy Vulgarity

      All saints change history, often in ways that are mysterious and opaque, but at times more obviously so. Such is Saint Jerome (347 -...

      ‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

      (From the archives of two years ago, but well worth a read or re-read on this feast of Michaelmas, and his angelic brethren, Raphael...

      Saint Michael and the Eucharistic Eschatological Battle

      The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth...

      The Meaning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

      If a Supreme Court Justice said it was all right to abort your baby, then it was all right! For women everywhere and particularly...

      Lorenzo and Wenceslaus, Unintentional Martyrs

      Today is the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (+1637), born of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, raised well in the Catholic Faith...

      The Divine Kenosis, Self-Gift and Sacrifice

      Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus (Phil. 6:14). ⧾ Our second reading includes an ancient canticle or hymn that...

      Back to Tradition

      Once I gave a talk on Saint Andrew. It was in Kenaston, Saskatchewan, in a church dedicated to Saint Andrew. At the end of...

      Blessed Émilie Tavernier   

      For an official biography of today's home-grown Canadian saint, the youngest of fifteen children - yes, large families are quite conducive to holiness, if...

      That We May See What Maritain Saw

      Born and raised in the age of the horse and buggy, the Frenchman Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) is widely regarded as the 20th Century's most...