The Serendipity of Marriage

I attended a winter wedding this past weekend, something I have the honour and privilege of doing more often than most (attend weddings, that...

Mirth, according to Saint Thomas Aquinas

On this feast of a 'mirthy' saint, it is a propos to take a brief glance at what Saint Thomas says about this most...

Laudato Si: A Commentary on Magisterial Ecology

In light of Pope Francis' call for September 1st to be a day dedicated to prayer for the environment and ecology, here is a...

A Tough Habit to Break

 Religious life is habit-forming. Though this is a play on words, the sentiment is accurate. In the culture of Roman Catholicism, mere mention of...

Mass Ad Orientem: A Ten Year Old’s Impression

(From the archives, but still highly relevant. Editor)On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, my ten-year-old daughter went to church with me....

Hollywood Combusts

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer....

The Collective Conscience

When confronted by some new bit of feminist nonsense, mother used to say: “Kick the Natural Law and the Natural Law will kick back....

Ite ad Joseph

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saint Joseph to one and all!The silent saint from the Gospel, husband of the Virgin Mary, and foster...

Feminist Follies, Part III

(In this three-part series, Paula Adamick explores the impact and legacy of the lives and lies of some of feminism’s most influential – some...

Did the Pope Change Church Teaching on the Death Penalty?

At the climax of Luke’s passion narrative, we see Jesus hanging between two criminals. One of the criminals mocks Jesus, but the other responds,...