The Joyful Apostle of Rome

Today, May 26th, is the feast of one of my favorite saints, Philip Neri (1515-1595), born and raised in the renaissance city of Florence...

Faith of our Fathers: Church Militant

Frederick William Faber was a theologian, poet, writer, and priest who lived in Victorian England. The son of a Calvinist minister, he was born...

Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit of Truth

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

Christ’s Sacrifice Was one of Redemption, Not Popularity

Dear Brothers and Sisters,This Sunday’s Gospel (cf. Jn 6:51–58) is the concluding part and culmination of the discourse given by Jesus in the Synagogue...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay Responds

On his visit to our college a few years ago, the Jesuit scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described as the 'most...

The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion

  St. Edmund Campion first became a major part of my life when I was assigned to read Edmund Campion: Hero of God’s Underground by Harold...

Saint Benedict: Ora et Labora

Today is the feast of Saint Benedict (ca. 480-547), the father of Western monasticism and one of the main forces in preserving Western culture...

The Big Bang and Creation

 By John Paul Meenan Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei... (Ps. 19) The Church has always held that the universe was created by God, coming into being at...

Of Hawking, the Ides and the Demise of the Canadian Family

I am still pondering the providential serendipity of Stephen Hawking’s death yesterday, the math whiz going to meet His God on pi day.  A...

Ontario’s Paradise Lost

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”                 Lucifer in John Milton’s Paradise LostOn June 7, Kathleen Wynne will be held accountable for the precipitous...