Franciscan Media - Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syriac Christian recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon himself the special task of opposing the many false doctrines rampant at his time, always remaining a true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church.
By Regis Martin, EWTN News - It was during the pontificate of Paul VI that a number of monks and scholars found themselves in Rome for a conference on the life of St. Augustine. Drawn by the timeless attractions of the Doctor of Grace, they came, fittingly enough, to the center of Catholic Christendom, the Eternal City, for learned and spirited exchanges concerning the greatest of the Church Fathers of the first millennium.
Msgr. Charles Pope - As a further reflection in the wake of Corpus Christi Sunday, permit me to offer a reflection on the two great Eucharistic hymns of Benediction. I sometimes get requests for help in understanding the Latin texts of these very familiar hymns for Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction... “O Salutaris Hostia” and “Tantum Ergo Sacramentum,” though familiar to many Catholics, remain only vaguely understood in terms of a word-for-word translation. They are sometimes referred to as just “O Salutaris” and “Tantum Ergo.”
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - As with English colonialism in India and European colonialism generally in Africa, the assumption that modern Western leaders “know best” how to bestow the gifts of “civilization” on their “inferiors” was fully operative when new countries were created by Europeans... But it remains interesting how much emphasis is placed on the need for apologies from, in effect, “future” representatives of the involved entities—representatives who had nothing to do with the sins and crimes in question ...