Saint Josaphat’s Legacy, East and West

On Friday 12 November, we celebrate the feast of St Josaphat. This saint represents the eastern lung united with the Church of Rome. John Kuncevic...

Pope Saint Leo: A Great Support in Time of Adversity

During our study and appreciation of the Church's history of two millennia, one of the outstanding figures is that of Pope St Leo the...

Joseph, Our Spiritual Father

In my last article which I wrote for Catholic Insight, I noted the significance of Saint Joseph’s title of Virginal Father and its merits...

Saint Charles Borromeo’s Model Example

Today, Thursday 4 November 2021, is the feast of the great North Italian saint, St Charles Borromeo. One biographer aptly described him as always clear...

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...

Celebrating All the Saints

Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in honour of all the Saints, at whose festival the Angels...

Blessed Rosario Livatino: A Martyr for Justice

Friday 29 October 2021 remains an historic date for those who venerate Blessed Rosario Livatino, for today is his first liturgical memorial. Rosario Livatino, or...

Naming the Apostles

We encounter the name of Jude in the Book of Acts. The evangelists Matthew and Mark name him as Thaddeus. In his catechesis on...

Saint Joseph: Foster Father, Virginal Father, Real Father?

As I do more reading into what various theologians and josephologists have written about the fatherhood of Saint Joseph, I notice that there is...

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, a True Spiritual Master

October 24th is the feast of Anthony Mary Claret, and, although this is a Sunday this year, we may spend a few moments pondering...