Friday, September 22, 2017

And Thy Word Broke Their Swords: The Empowering Depth and Dimension of Advent...

There is more to Advent and Christmas than just waiting for and celebrating Christ's birth. It serves as the beginning of an epic, and...

How to Defeat Euthanasia: A Personal Story

As the ten-horned apocalyptic beast called euthanasia lies in wait at our door and we begin to reflect on how to protect our loved...

ISIS and Passion Sunday

ISIS attacked again yesterday, their favorite target, apparently, Christians, this time worshiping Coptics participating in Palm Sunday Mass.  Forty seven were killed in the...

The Shadow State and the Rule of Law

Donald Trump and his team are complaining of being stymied in his presidential efforts, to which I will return in a moment.  Whatever one...

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

College professors sometimes have too much time on their hands. While digging around in the crypt of an old medieval library in Oxford, I...

Remember Saint Martin

Today we celebrate Remembrance Day (in the United States, Memorial Day), commemorating the cessation of hostilities in World War I, on the eleventh hour,...

Faith Flicks: Sources of Inspiration or Despair?

It seems that there is something stirring in the movie-making business of late. Namely, religious themes are reappearing on the radar in a more...

Come, My Love: An Analysis of Thomas Merton’s Mystical Poem “Pass Through...

  Thomas Merton’s poem “Pass through My Will” takes the reader on a deeply mystical journey through layers upon layers of spiritual significance. At the...

He Descended into Hell

(As we begin these latter days of Advent, awaiting the imminent arrival of our Saviour, it would do us well to ponder what indeed...

Of Romans and Mustard Seeds

If an early Christian had been asked to speculate where the centre of the Catholic Church on earth would end up, it's not inconceivable...