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      Pope St. John Paul II

      Urbi et Orbi of John Paul II

      This 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) address of Pope Saint John Paul II from 2002 has lost none of...

      On the Feast of Stephen…

      As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

      Christus Natus Est, Gaudeamus!

      A very merry, blessed and joyous Christmas to all our readers, which we hope is filled with God's grace and good cheer.  Someone sent...

      An Approach to the Santa Legend

      (One might have different views on the Santa legend, and whether or not to present (no pun intended) this story to children, as literal...

      Canisius, Cantius and Catechetics

      In this last week of Advent, there are two saints, oft overlooked, celebrated in a muted way each year: Peter Canisius (1521 - 1597),...

      Bossuet and Protestantism

      Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), bishop of Meaux, lived in a time shortly after the Reformation. A bishop of much lustre, Bossuet frequented Versailles, preaching...

      The Advent Acronym of the O Antiphons

      Tomorrow, we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas.  We should try, in the midst of a consumerist culture, to resist the...

      Human Words and the Divine Word

      Speaking to her beloved Romeo, Juliet says, "What's in a name?  That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as...

      The Immanence of Jerusalem: Preparing the Way of the Lord

        “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations, 2017 was Trump’s declaration.”                                Yakov Hayman, chairman of the United Temple Movement   It’s been...

      Am I not your Mother?

      We celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe today, a commemoration elevated to a feast on the eve of the Third Millennium by Pope John Paul...