Apostle of the Two Hearts

“You must never separate what God has so perfectly united. So closely are Jesus and Mary bound up with each other that whoever beholds Jesus sees Mary; whoever loves Jesus, loves Mary; whoever has devotion to Jesus, has devotion to Mary.” – St John Eudes   In her...

With A Father’s Heart

Yesterday was the 15oth anniversary of the dedication of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Catholic Church. To celebrate this anniversary, our Holy Father Pope Francis unexpectedly announced the commencement of a Holy Year – the Year of Saint Joseph. Pope...

The Two Faces of the Church

Quoting the words of the Second Vatican Council’s ‘Dogmatic Constitution On The Church’ (‘Dei Verbum’), the Catechism tells us that – “Christ is the light of humanity; and it is, accordingly, the heart-felt desire of this...

The Beginning of Clericalism

There is no doubt that there are a great many good and holy Priests. These noble men give everything of themselves, sparing nothing for the people who are entrusted to their spiritual and temporal care. They made public promises and they faithfully uphold these...

Keeping Faith

“Jesus, I TRUST in You!”- Divine Mercy devotion   Faith is not really Faith until it is tested – until then, the danger is that it is mere habit; sometimes it is only when Faith is tested in a crucible of fire that it really comes into it’s...

A Woman Pre-Figured

“And a great sign appeared in the Heavens, a Woman clothed with the Sun, with the Moon beneath Her feet and upon Her head, a crown of twelve stars..” – Revelation 12:1 A beautiful woman – a queen, no less – disobeys the King, who issues a decree...

From The Earliest Days

‘We fly to Thy protection, O holy Mother of God..’ – Sub Tuum Praesidium Most Catholic children are very fortunate in that from their earliest days, they were introduced to and told about the Mother of God, the Blessed Virgin Mary. And so for us, She...

A Call To Peace

“We need to develop the awareness that nowadays we are either all saved together or no one is saved” – ‘Fratelli Tutti’ (Pope Francis) In his recent Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’, on the call to fraternity and brotherhood, our Holy...

St Pio and Fidelity

“He was a man of prayer and suffering.” – Pope St Paul VI There is no doubt that Saint Pio of Pietrelcina – popularly called Padre Pio – is one of the great Saints of our era. At the mention of his name, perhaps the first word we...