Denis, Leonardi and Newman

We have two saints on the universal calendar today, and one blessed yet to be put thereon, who will be canonized this Sunday. In historical order, the first is Saint Denis, patron of Paris, her first bishop, and of France. He was likely martyred in the mid-third...

Newman the Kindly Prophet

Although he died on August 11th, this is the day the Church has chose to commemorate Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (+1890); for it was on October 9th, 1845 that the former Anglican minister, halfway through his earthly journey, finally convinced of the truths of...