A Pastoral Reflection on Amoris Laetitia

  Amoris Laetitia can be interpreted as saying that couples in irregular relationship can be admitted to the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist when...

Fell On A Black Day: A Reflection on Chris Cornell’s Suicide

Chris Cornell, the frontman of the Seattle grunge rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave was declared dead on May 17.  According to later developments throughout...

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

As a mathematician, my field of research rarely brings me into contact with controversial ethical topics.  However, recent developments in the area of Artificial...

Cultural Appropriation and the Shriveling of Free Speech

The days of free speech, as it was so quaintly called, fought for through the ages, seem to be drawing ever-closer to a sad...

The Revelation of Fatima

The 100th anniversary of Fatima is a significant one in the minds of many, not least due to the effect of the apparitions on...

March for Life, Twenty Years On

You will likely hear that numbers were down at the March for Life, although enthusiasm  and devotion were, as always, high.  This was the...

The Truth and Irony of Mercy

Irony may be described in one way as something happening, not that you don't want to happen, but that you don't expect to happen,...

Skeletons and Resurrection   Sedlec Ossuary and the Modern Paradox of Death...

        “It is quite impossible for a thinking being to imagine nonbeing, a cessation of thought and life. In this sense everyone carries the proof...

For the Sake of One Iota

There are times when one word, even one letter, can make all the difference.  The scene is June of 325, in the basilica of...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the universal Church, neither of which is technically a 'feast'.  The first, on March 19th, is his...