Editorial

To Be Threatened or to Threaten?

Much has been said recently about the threats of every kind surrounding the barque of the Holy Church in the increasingly tempestuous waters of...

Masterpiece and “masterpieces”

Sacred Scriptures tell us that there is a “book of life” (Phil 4:3; Rev 13:8; 17:8; 20:15; 21:27) that lists not only the blessed...

The Immaculate, the Sword and War

In days of global instability, the setting for two momentous wars, anger tends to flare and fear to spread. It is natural, in these...

Beyond Death, Beyond the Heavens

As much as one may wish to escape the implacable reality of death, there is a deep certainty within us that we are all...

The Great Little Way

Representations of St. Therese of the Child Jesus are often steeped in sentimentality: a languid look, an affected posture and syrupy expressions… However, we...

“Ecclesia semper sanctificanda”

The Church arose from the evangelizing impetus of her Founder, Jesus Christ, who gave the Apostles the power to cast out demons, to heal...

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Sacred Art

In the beginning, God created Heaven and earth and discerned that the whole was “very good” (Gn 1:31) or beautiful, according to a possible translation...

St. Thomas the Great

Few historical personages have deserved the title the Great. Alexander received it for his military conquests and the expansion of the Macedonian Empire. Charlemagne,...

Revolution and Counter-Revolution of the Heart

The heart, already in antiquity, was considered a symbol of the very core of the human personality. Among the Greeks, for example, it circumscribed...

The Great Return

According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Creator made the universe according to the exitus-reditus scheme: creatures left God’s hands (exitus) in order to return...