Reading St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Among the many fruitful ways of understanding the writings of St. Paul is to focus on the connection that he makes again and again...

Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit of Truth

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

The Joyful Apostle of Rome

Today, May 26th, is the feast of one of my favorite saints, Philip Neri (1515-1595), born and raised in the renaissance city of Florence...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

The Muddled Metaphysics of Darwin

(Today, August 20th, marks the anniversary of the publication Darwin's Origin of Species, in 1858, whose full title includes also "by Means of Natural...

Ascension, Church and Magisterium

When was the Church founded? Many would say that it emerged from the opened side of Jesus on the cross, like a new Eve from...

Trinity Western and the Fight for Religious Freedom

Perhaps you have not heard of the bad news on the religious freedom front, this time from out west, but it comes with a tinge of hope:...

The Message of Mary

A blessed and joyful solemnity of the Assumption, the greatest of the feasts of Our Lady, commemorating her entrance into heaven, body and soul,...

Chrysostom, Siloam and Hurricanes

Saint John Chrysostom (+407), an ascetic and contemplative monk who wanted only to retreat from the turmoil of life in the Eastern empire, was...

Canada Up in Smoke

(A retrospect on the legalization of cannabis in Canada, now two years ago. The stultifying and enervating effects of this drug may in some...