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...

Holy Thursday: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The most vital characteristic of our Catholic faith is not its external organization that has of late, thanks to Pope Francis, attracted the attention...
Pope St. John Paul II

John Paul II and Passion Sunday

"Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on the Cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above...

A Meditation for Palm Sunday: The Passion according to Mark

In Scripture, a single phrase can open the way to a profound insight into the message of the mysteries of the faith. A striking...

Jordan Peterson and the Catholic Faith

I want to begin with a caveat: I’m a fan of Dr. Jordan Peterson. I have listened to his lectures on personality, attended most...

The Enduring Appeal of Saint Paddy’s Day

A very joyous Saint Patrick’s Day to all our readers, whether those who are of Irish lineage, or those who would like to be,...

The Culture of Coercion

“Everything not forbidden is compulsory.” The Once and Future King, T.H.WhiteCanada’s morally corrosive socialism is now so far advanced that the totalitarian drift of her various...

The True Beauty of Liturgical Music

The tragic loss of beauty in liturgy we should not dismiss lightly, for if there is one thing we can glean from Scripture, and from...