Venerable Emmanuel d’Alzon first caught my attention when I came upon the following paragraph from an address he gave to his religious congregation. “We love Christ with the same kind of love as the early Christians because He still faces … Continue reading
Nineteenth century Rome was not the uneventful place one may imagine. Rome of the 1800s saw Mazzini, Garibaldi, and their Masonic cohorts dare to assault the Vicar of Christ and send him into exile. It saw fickle mobs capable of … Continue reading
Towards the end of his life, Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895–1979) personally gave our Brother Hugh permission to reprint this article in From the Housetops in the 1970s. We once again make it available, this time on the web. Once there … Continue reading
“Therefore every scribe instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old. ” (MT 13:52) Throughout the long history of our Catholic religion, … Continue reading
In the long history of our Holy Catholic Church, the Carmelite Order is the only group of religious that can trace its beginnings back to Old Testament times. From the age of the prophet Samuel, there existed in the Holy … Continue reading
“Who shall find a valiant woman? Far and from the uttermost coasts is the price of her.
A woman carrying a suitcase got in line with the other ladies waiting to confess to Padre Pio. He was, by now, famous for the many wonders obtained by his prayers and intercession.
If it is possible to fall in love with a saint by merely reading her life story, this wonderful, unassuming, humble, yet oddly forceful, Italian missionary sister would have the whole world at her feet with a single reading of … Continue reading
(Note: On September 15, 2007, Canon Basil Antoine Marie Moreau was beatified. He is now to be called “Blessed Basil Moreau.”) It is an age-old argument: Do the events of history create the great (or evil) men who will change … Continue reading
On October 1, 2000, Pope John Paul II solemnly decreed that Katharine Drexel, Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, is a saint of the Catholic Church. A third-generation, thoroughly “Red-blooded” American had been … Continue reading
In these days of Big Brother taking from the pockets of his tax-paying citizens to support millions on the government dole, it is delightful to consider the true charity of the subject of our story, Father Nelson Baker. This tireless … Continue reading
As with some beautiful plants, ideas and beliefs often flower most gloriously after seeming to die. It was like that with the Christian idea of the social reign of Christ the King.
“And who,” comes the usual response, “is Anthony Mary Claret?” It happens nearly every time we introduce the name of this remarkable saint in the course of conversation. Which we do frequently, since St. Anthony Mary is very fittingly invoked … Continue reading