A Remembrance Day to Remember

My most memorable Remembrance Day experience took place eight years ago. It was my first semester out of Canada (I think it’s difficult to...

Ascension, Church and Magisterium

When was the Church founded? Many would say that it emerged from the opened side of Jesus on the cross, like a new Eve...

Sloth and the Vagabond Mind

(by Father Scott Murray)   A few days ago, I joined a high school class discussing ‘digital footprints’. The teacher asked them to list some ‘cons’ of...

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...

Embracing our Cross

If anyone wants to become my disciple, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mt. 16:24). As we continue our...

Anne Bolyen’s Apparent Demise. But ’tis Really So?

Anne Boleyn lost her head on this fine spring day in May, 1536, put to death by the decree of her own quasi-husband, Henry...

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...

Australia needs the Sacred Heart of Jesus

(Australia, the antipodean Land Down Under, is under a severe lockdown, with people arrested for surfing all alone, and, what is far worse, no...

Christ is Risen! The Resurrection as the Foundation of our Faith

The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost are devoted to meditation on the mystery of the resurrection, which is the foundation of Christianity. Just...

Faith, Family and Conflicting Duties

The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying:  “Take your son, your only son Isaac,...