Tag - doctor of the church

30/4: Feast of St Catherine of Siena…

Comment: In the traditional calendar, the Feast of St Catherine of Siena falls on 30 April.  This great saint did not hesitate to rebuke popes for their negligence, famously calling on one to resign if he would not or could not do his duty to root out "bad priests who poison and rot that...

No! To Open Borders-St Thomas Aquinas

Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas. In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times did not admit visitors from...

15 October: Feast of St Teresa of Avila – What Can We Learn From Her Life?

In the Autobiography which she completed towards the end of her life, Saint Teresa of Avila gives us a description of her parents, along with a disparaging estimate of her own character. "The possession of virtuous parents who lived in the fear of God, together with those favors which I received from his Divine...