Pope Benedict on Pope Leo

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true...

Pope Saint Leo, the First of the Greats

Pope Saint Leo, the first pontiff to earn the title 'the Great', reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was...

Blessed John Duns Scotus, the Great Defender of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

The 8th of November is the liturgical memorial of Blessed John Duns Scotus. In his apostolic letter on the occasion of the seventh century...

Saint Thomas’ Profundity: A Poem

(On this memorial of Blessed Duns Scotus, here is a poem on his near-contemporary, Saint Thomas, by high school senior, Brendan Brunet. If Mr....

Duns Scotus and Pope Benedict

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Hall Wednesday, 7 July 2010   John Duns Scotus Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning, after several Catecheses on various great theologians, I would like...

Blessed John Duns Scotus: The Doctor Subtilis  

November the 8th is the feast day of the great Franciscan university professor, philosopher and theologian, Blessed John Duns Scotus.  Little is known about his...

Charles Cardinal Borromeo: The Saint Who Taught Us What Holiness Is, Concretely

This Saturday, November 4th, is the feast of St Charles Borromeo, one of the shining lights of the Catholic Reformation, a time of turmoil....

Saint Felix – A Hermit Turned Friar

On the eve of November 4, 1212, in a remote town in Meaux, France, a monk, in his dying bed, asked that his brothers...

Charles Borromeo Leads the True Reformation

The memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) commemorates one of the great pillars - along with Saint Robert Bellarmine, Philip Neri and countless others...

Saint Catherine of Genoa, the Holy Souls, and True Reform

(On this commemoration of All Souls, beginning this month dedicated to all the faithful departed, here is a meditation on the great Saint Catherine...