The Last Golden Age

By Dan Flaherty   The University of Notre Dame has been in the news lately and for faithful Catholics, the news has finally been good. Amy Coney Barrett, a product of Notre Dame Law School and devoutly Catholic mother of seven, is President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. And Lou Holtz, the man who … Read more

In der Liturgie geht es nicht um uns, sondern um Gott

Ein Interview mit Dom Alcuin Reid   von Dan Flaherty (aus dem Englischen: Claudia Sperlich) Einer der herausragendsten Liturgiker unserer Zeit, Dom Alcuin Reid, ist Mönch im Kloster Sankt Benedikt in der Diözese Fréjus-Toulon in Frankreich. Seine Promotion über die liturgische Reform des 20. Jhs. wurde veröffentlicht als “Die organische Entwicklung der Liturgie”, mit einem … Read more

The Priest Who Saved My Soul

By Dan Flaherty It was the early summer of 2000. I was sitting in a pew inside Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, an 1897 architectural gem perched on Polish Hill in Pittsburgh. It would be fair to classify me as something of a lost soul. Immaculate Heart of Mary is a magnificent old church, its … Read more

The Testing of Bishop Juan de Zumárraga

by Dan Flaherty Photos by Beverly Stevens It wasn’t supposed to happen this way to Juan de Zumárraga. He had lived a relatively privileged life in the Spain of the 15th century. Born to a noble family in 1468, he came of age in the newly re-conquered Spain that Isabella and Ferdinand had liberated from … Read more

Authentic Catholic Liturgy: It’s Not About Us, It’s About God

By Dan Flaherty One of the most pre-eminent liturgists of our time, Dom Alcuin Reid is a monk of the Monastère Saint-Benoît in the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France. His PhD thesis on twentieth century liturgical reform was published as ‘The Organic Development of the Liturgy,’ with a preface by Cardinal Ratzinger (Ignatius, 2005). He has … Read more

Going Home to Aran

‘A Way of Life Never Expressed in Literature’ by Dan Flaherty ‘Go to the Aran Islands, and find a life that has never been expressed in literature’ was the advice of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. The Aran Islands lie just off the southwest coast of Ireland, in Galway Bay. With family roots there—I’m … Read more

The First Saint Born in America

January 4 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Feast day today. Ora pro nobis. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is beloved by American Catholics as our first native-born saint. In this article,  Dan Flaherty recounts how this great Saint had a heart of charity from an early age — and how she endured much hardship along a road … Read more