Are the Poor Blessed? L’Arche, Part II

Jesus lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger...

The Revelation of Fatima

The 100th anniversary of Fatima is a significant one in the minds of many, not least due to the effect of the apparitions on...

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Since you are children of God, God has sent into your hearts the Spirit of His Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father....

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...

The Governor General’s Hubris and Anti-Intellectualism

  On November 1, Governor General (GG) Julie Payette was a keynote speaker at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa.  She touched upon a...

Oprah vs Trump

Oprah Winfrey’s epic speech at the Golden Globe Awards is already old news but her star power is not. The question remains: will she run...

Ordination and Marriage in Hitchcock’s ‘I Confess’

(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock's film noir classic 'I Confess' offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the...

Cobra Kai: A Nostalgic Adventure

Cobra Kai is the latest addition to the epic Karate Kid saga. It takes place 34 years (!!) after the 1984 All Valley Karate...

Transfiguration and Conversion

A blessed feast of theTransfiguration to all our readers, which finds me newly arrived in the historic town of Canterbury, made famous by Augustine (the...

Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...