The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

In the year 326 the mother of Constantine, Saint Helena, then about 80 years old, having journeyed to Jerusalem, undertook to rid the Holy Sepulchre of the mound of earth heaped upon and around it, and to destroy the pagan … Continue reading

First Pope to Be Called “Great”

Pope Saint Leo’s pontificate, next to that of Saint Gregory I, is the most significant and important in Christian antiquity. At a time when the Church was experiencing the greatest obstacles to her progress in consequence of the hastening disintegration of … Continue reading

Saint Engelbert of Cologne

Archbishop of that city from 1216 – 1225, Saint Engelbert was born at Berg about 1185, and died near Schwelm on November 7, 1225. His father was Engelbert, Count of Berg, and his mother, Margaret, was daughter of the Count … Continue reading

Pride and Egalitarianism

Subject to another’s authority, the proud person first hates the particular yoke that weighs upon him. Secondly, the proud man begins to hate all authority in general and all yokes, and, even more, the very principle of authority considered in … Continue reading

Traditional, Aristocratic and Authentic Elites

Qualifiers such as professional, cultural, moral, ethnic and so forth usually accompany the word elite. For this reason, it is useful to describe the meaning of three frequent qualifiers for the word: traditional, aristocratic and authentic. A professional elite can … Continue reading

Understanding Saint Vincent de Paul

A Review of the book Saint Vincent de Paul by Father Raymond de Thomas de Saint Laurent The book, Saint Vincent de Paul is concise and easy to read. Its author, Father Raymond de Saint Laurent wrote it with the … Continue reading

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