Licking the Earth

Although they knew God they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and...

Elizabeth Anscombe on Hating God

Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001) was a British analytic philosopher who early in life met and was deeply influenced by the great Austrian logician and linguist...

Why War?

As the credits after the film roll by, another army appears—of technicians, musicians, stunt men, cinematographers in England, France, Holland and the United States—active...

A Parable for Today, or Always Do Thy Duty

“All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable.”Some time ago an American missionary priest—we’ll...

Ontario’s Paradise Lost

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”                 Lucifer in John Milton’s Paradise LostOn June 7, Kathleen Wynne will be held accountable for the precipitous...

Christ is Risen! The Resurrection as the Foundation of our Faith

The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost are devoted to meditation on the mystery of the resurrection, which is the foundation of Christianity. Just...

Russel Kirk vs. the Libertarians

Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an eminent author whose many diverse talents as a novelist, short story writer, and essayist were celebrated in Bradley J....

Saint Mark and the Resurrection

At Easter Sunday Mass, you heard the closing verses of Saint Mark’s Gospel, or almost so. I say “almost” because our lectionary omits the...

Christ and the Incorruptibles

“I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in...

A Meditation for Good Friday

Cardinal Newman, now Blessed John Henry Newman, was a towering figure of nineteenth-century Catholicism who is almost universally admired. I say “almost” because not...