Celebrating a Diversity of Vice

Another summer weekend, another 'gay pride' parade, this one with our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, replete with his whole family, along with the representatives...

The Expurgated Bible

Do youngsters still read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? I recall gobbling them up when I was a lad. There is one that I...

Pentecost’s Fortitude

‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me so I send you’ (Jn. 20:21). ⧾ The text of the Gospel brings us back...

Impurity and Self-Idolatry

Our whole human condition is enlightened by understanding the addictive process that leads to impurity. In a sense, all sin is a form of...

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 First Message of His Holiness, Saint John Paul II, for Lent

(In the spirit of beginning our Lenten journey, here is a retrospective of the first Lenten message by Pope (Saint) John Paul II.  He...

Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

Laughter and Weeping, Riches and Wealth

Occasionally, in hearing confessions, I encounter a penitent who has been away from the sacraments for a number of years. When it comes time...

Mass in Pyjamas?

When I go to work during this pandemic, I make doubly sure that I am properly dressed and have adequate PPE – 'personal protective...

Closing GM Oshawa: A blessing in disguise?

Is it the canary in the coal-mine, or the bull in an economic china shop? The closure of the Oshawa GM manufacturing plant –...