Being Santa: A Family’s Perspective

(Whatever your stance on the Santa Claus legend, and whether you maintain said legend in some way, shape and form for your children, this article...

Marie of the Incarnation: A Canadian Mystic

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A Review   Pierre Gervais is a Canadian-born Jesuit, professor of systematic, sacramental, and spiritual...

The Blessings of Monotony

(As we all enter back into our 'ordinary' routines after Chrismas holidays, it is good to reflect upon the blessings of monotony, upon which...

The Purpose of Beauty

Like many people, I have a love affair with old churches. I lived in Rome a few years ago, and I am surprised I...

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...

Ritual and Boredom

More times than I can count I have been told by young men and women that they do not attend Mass because they find...

A Dialogue on Life’s Meaning: An Assessment

A graduate school federated with the University of Toronto, hosted an event revolving around three distinct perspectives centered on the following question: “Is there...

A Meditation for Good Friday

Cardinal Newman, now Blessed John Henry Newman, was a towering figure of nineteenth-century Catholicism who is almost universally admired. I say “almost” because not...

Feminist Follies – Part II

(tFollowing upon her first instalment in this three part-series, here Paula Adamick charts the advance of the feminist movement through the mid-20th century by...

The Message of Mary

A blessed and joyful solemnity of the Assumption, the greatest of the feasts of Our Lady, commemorating her entrance into heaven, body and soul,...