Why We Need More Bellarmines

Before we get to Bellarmine, for those of you who would like to peruse my take on the strange saga of James Christian Agelles,...

How Catholic is Kaine?

A recent flattering article in the New Yorker describes Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential running mate, as a "devout Roman Catholic." Not only that,...

Agape Love

Theresa of Avila wrote that “love is like a perfume-filled room.”  Could it be that we can only describe such an ineffable concept using...

Canadian Pot Heads

Next spring, Trudeau, the only sitting Member of Parliament ever to admit to smoking a joint (and hence breaking the law), along with his...

The ‘Perfect’ Relationship

Anybody heard of Pinterest? If you haven’t, count your lucky stars because you’ve just "gained" back hours and hours of time to waste on...

 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...

Faith, Family and Conflicting Duties

The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying:  “Take your son, your only son Isaac,...

Random Reflections on Jacques Maritain

Recently I was startled to realize, it being so uneasy a reminder of my own mortality, that the eminent French philosopher Jacques Maritain has...

Old Thunder

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was arguably the most famous Catholic writer during the first half of the 20th century. In youth he flirted with apostasy,...
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...