Keeping the Amazonian Synod on Track

Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us (2 Tim. 1:13-14). ⧾ The lessons of the Mass today exhort...

The Rosary, Lepanto’s Hope

Today is the memorial of the Holy Rosary, a feast instituted by Pope Saint Pius V in commemoration of the Christian naval fleet in the victory at Lepanto on October 7th in 1571, vastly outnumbered against the Ottoman Turks, who had turned the Mediterranean into an...

The Controversial Cardinal, Father Czerny

In a surprise move, Pope Francis has appointed a Canadian Jesuit priest, Father Michael Czerny, as one of the newest members of the august body of Cardinals in the Church. There have been ‘cardinals’ – literally, those men upon whom the Church...