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...

Isaiah, Christmas and Salvation

For a Child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty...

Forgive our Sins as We Forgive

I’ve been hearing confessions, now, for over fifty years, and I have noticed that there is one sin that comes up more than any...

The Inestimable Treasure of the Divine Mercy

‘Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe’… ‘My Lord and my God!’ (Jn. 20:18)). Today is Divine...

Isidore the Farmer, Rerum Novarum and Tilling the Land

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Saint Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we...

Polycarp’s Late and Early Witness

Commemorating a simpler time in the nascent Church, today is the memorial of Saint Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, and a disciple of Saint John...

Feminist Follies, Part III

(In this three-part series, Paula Adamick explores the impact and legacy of the lives and lies of some of feminism’s most influential – some...

Mortimer Adler on Proving God Exists

Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001) was early in life an agnostic American philosopher of Jewish descent (he referred to himself as a pagan) who was...

Interior Freedom By Frequent Confession

(The question of how often to go to the sacrament of confession is a very personal one for Catholics, made deep within one's conscience,...

Desolation, Death and Resurrection

The fifth Sunday in Lent marks the beginning of Passiontide. It is customary in churches to veil all statues and images until the celebration...