Pope St. John Paul II

Saint John Paul II: The Pope Who Taught Us Not to Be Afraid

As we celebrate the feast of St John Paul II, October 22nd, my thoughts to this great Pope of the Church, along with a...

“Joseph, the God-Possessor”: ὁ θεοπάτωρ Ἰωσὴφ

Recently I came across a show on YouTube called “Cuppa Joe,” which is a great show which centers around discussing topics in Josephology, the...

Pope Benedict and Saints Simon and Jude

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 11 October 2006 Simon and Jude Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, let us examine two of the Twelve Apostles: Simon the Cananaean...

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...

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

November 18th is also the optional memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769 - 1852), a native of France, but who spent much of...

The Presentation, Our Lady’s Perfect Gift of Self

The Presentation of Mary – commemorating Our Lady’s dedication and consecration to God as a young girl of about three years old in the...

Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal

November 27th is the anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Catherine Labouré, a Visitation Sister, during her evening meditation....

Pope Benedict and Saint Ambrose

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 24 October 2007   Saint Ambrose of Milan Dear Brothers and Sisters, Holy Bishop Ambrose - about whom I shall speak to you...

I am the Immaculate Conception

I am the Immaculate Conception These are the words Our Lady said to Saint Bernadette Sobirous, when the young saint asked the 'beautiful lady' who...

The Virgin Mary versus the Gorgon Medusa

Almost exactly two years ago, right in the heart of Manhattan, Luciano Garbati’s sculpture Medusa With the Head of Perseus was unveiled. The statue depicts exactly...