The Eucharist is Everything

Taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the...

Eighteenth Sunday: Earthly and Heavenly Eutopia

The feast described by the prophet Isaiah in today’s first reading, with its “wine, milk and rich food,” was for the Jews a symbol...

Benedict and Saint Ignatius

(Excerpt from an address given April 22, 2006 ) St Ignatius of Loyola was first and foremost a man of God who in his life...

Pope Benedict and Martha’s Way

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS Courtyard of the Papal Residence, Castel Gandolfo Sunday, 18 July 2010   Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are now in the heart of summer, at least in...

Martha and Mary: The Good Part

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42). ⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have...

Old Thunder: A Retrospective on Hilaire Belloc

(The following piece, if memory serves, was submitted and published by Carl Sundell a year or two ago, but I can find no record...

Systemic Blindness

How can you fight something you cannot see properly?—An Officer in Training with Canadian Armed Forces  As Canada languishes in this protracted period of medical...

The Glory of the Past, the Narrowness of a Future Without It

The modern mind is forced towards the future by a certain sense of fatigue, not unmixed with terror, with which it regards the past....

Sixteenth Sunday: Persevering in Faith in the Face of Evil

The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children...

Wheat and Tares

“Heaven” should not be understood only in the sense that it towers above us, because this infinite space also takes the form of human...