Father Lombardi’s Quandry

Well, you have likely heard that Father Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, has clarified that Pope Francis was indeed referring to contraception in his remarks...

Conclusion of the Marian Month of May

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVILourdes Grotto, Vatican Gardens Monday, 31 May 2010  Dear Brothers and Sisters, I join you with great joy at the end of...

Salvific Suffering

In, 1984, Pope Saint John Paul II penned an Apostolic Letter on the mystery of human suffering, Salvifici Doloris (curiously, now looking back, the...

19th Sunday: The Sacred Host

Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh....

Thomas More’s Option: Love both the lives of the body and the soul

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21).Have I...

Ode to the dishwasher  

 (On this Thanksgiving morning, you might enjoy this wonderful poem from a Canadian mother, on the philosophy, nay, the very theology, of washing dishes,...

The Immanence of Jerusalem: Preparing the Way of the Lord

 “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations,2017 was Trump’s declaration.”                               Yakov Hayman, chairman of the United Temple Movement It’s been...

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...

Intolerant of Truth

“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around...

Learning Death from History

Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. So declared the famed historian George Santayana in 1863, and there is a...