18th Sunday: A Life Hidden with God

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden...

For the Sake of One Iota

There are times when one word, even one letter, can make all the difference.  The scene is June of 325, in the basilica of...

Divine Friendship

Our Gospel reading today is a continuation of last Sunday’s reading. You recall that in the beatitudes Our Lord invites us to tread the...

Our Love Must Make Us Strong: The Music of Loreena McKennitt

It all started one Christmas as I rummaged through the CD racks at the library, in search of Christmas music different than the usual...

Post Epiphany

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. It is a...

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...

Cultural Dis-Assimilation

It was reported amongst the Indo-Canadian community, and that is the far-away India, not the Native Canadians whose ranks were just increased by the...

The Modus Operandi of Pope Francis

Like many around the world, Catholic or not, I have been trying to figure out Pope Francis.  It is always a difficult task to...

Our Lady of Walsingham

(In light of today's official 'feast' of Our Lady of Walsingham, I am re-posting here my reflections on my pilgrimage there this summer...)Norfolk, in...

The Not so Hidden Life of John Juvenal Ancina

Saint Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratorians and the ‘second Apostle’ of Rome, recommended reading books beginning with ‘S’, that is, lives of...