Without the Cross, There is No Church, and No Salvation

Whoever wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mk. 8:34). It is by the Cross...

Sixth Sunday and the Keeping of the Law

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and they will save you… has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and He has...

The Paradox of Parables

You have just heard one of the parables of Jesus, quite a complicated one. It accomplishes what a parable is supposed to do: it...

Euthanasia Death Panel: Harbingers of Doom

Yes, a cheery title for an article, but we are in a serious business, for unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise, Parliament must come...

Evening Wear and the New Evangelization

There are not a great number of occasions to which I get to wear a tuxedo, but when I was asked by a friend...

Conversionary Compassion: Pope Francis and the Engaged Church

Conservative Catholics have expressed suspicion that Pope Francis is importing the values of a culture influenced by secular humanism into Church theology. He has...

The Joy of Felix of Catalice – Brother ‘Deo Gratias’

Today, Tuesday 18 May 2021, is the feast of the Capuchin lay brother St Felix of Cantalice (+1587). Certainly Brother Felix has been foundational...

Blessed Apollinaire Morel of Posat

Jean-Jacques Morel was born in a village in the proximity of Fribourg in Switzerland on June 12, 1739. He came into the world after...

The Mask slips on Radical Environmentalism

People who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn In the shadow of the Climate Change conference in Kadowice last...

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

(In light of the memorial of the Guardian Angels, along with the previous feast of the Archangels, here are some words of Father Callum...