Gaudete cum laetitia

My niece Mary Elizabeth, celebrating her 2nd birthday yesterday, exhibits true Laetare spirit! “Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as...

Mothering Sunday and the Golden Rose

Mothering Sunday The Church is our Mother; we were born of her womb in Baptism. She is our Mother because, as the Introit sings, she...

Happy Birthday, Mary Elizabeth!

Today is Mary Elizabeth Kirby’s 2nd birthday! She had an early birthday present this year: the birth of a new little brother, Jonah Daniel, on...

The Calvary of Ireland

“There thou liest, O Rock of the Mass, most splendid of Ireland’s treasures: an imperishable monument, telling of Ireland’s sorrow and of Ireland’s glory! For...