Meditation Next to the Child God in the Crib

This meditation was written by Dr Plinio Correa de Oliveira (1908-1995) Approach the crib of the Child God with me. Let us imagine the arrival of the Magi Kings at the manger, after having followed the Star of Bethlehem with their caravans and treasure-laden animals. These sovereigns—King Balthazar, King Melchior and King Gaspar—offer the Child … More Meditation Next to the Child God in the Crib

Story of my life

This article was written by Mr Ryan Penza. Ryan is 20 years old + 13 years more i.e: (20 years before he suffered a deep vein thrombosis, 13 years after the ‘curse turned blessing’ as he would describe it.) He tries to live life in its simplest of ways. In due time he got enticed … More Story of my life

The 8th of September

This article was written by Mons Paul C Vella. Monsignor Vella is the Chaplain of the Cloistered Benedictine Nuns in Imdina. Fr Paul is a Conventual Chaplain of the Order of Malta. For us Maltese, this date is very particular and has a very particular significance, not only as regard the fact that as Catholics we honour … More The 8th of September

Damning Silence

This article was written by Br. Bartholomew Calvano, O.P. a student brother of the St. Joseph Province of the Order of Preachers. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Why do we do nothing? Why do we see evil and stay silent? In part, … More Damning Silence

The Generation that shouts: “God is Dead.”

This article was written by Zak Portelli. When the Roman Empire began to accept Christianity, society began to see great changes. Slaves begun to be respected as human beings, babies could no longer be thrown out onto the street simply because their father did not want them, the rich were no longer valued more than … More The Generation that shouts: “God is Dead.”

The Transfiguration

Written by then Cardinal Ratzinger in his book “Jesus of Nazareth”. Let us turn now to the text of the Transfiguration narrative itself.  There we are told that Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up onto a high mountain by themselves. (Mark 9:2)  We will come across these three again on the … More The Transfiguration

The Counter Revolution of 1793

This article appeared in the Catholic Exchange, written by STEPHANIE A. MANN. Although the French Revolution’s ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood (Liberté, égalité, fraternité) seem laudable, in practice they were combined with a program of dechristianization. The revolutionaries were acting on the Enlightenment philosophes’ verbal attacks on the Catholic Church, regarding it as an ally of … More The Counter Revolution of 1793