Ad Multos Annos, Father Alphonse de Valk, Fifty Years a Priest.

It is fitting on this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of life, that we offer a hearty and warm congratulations to Father...

What Does the Church Believe? : The Catechism of the Catholic Church

(This archived address by Cardinal Ratzinger, forwarded by Father Callam, fits in well with our preparations for Advent on this memorial of Pope Damasus....

Magisterial Clarity and Ambiguity

There is an old saying that the three rules of real estate are ‘location, location, location’.  A similar rule applies to public speaking: ‘brevity,...

A Student Interrogates his Law Professor

Professor: Who will be first? Yes, you Miss Ezjakina:   Student: Mr. Rechtson, a moment ago, you quoted a renowned jurist regarding the preamble to the...

Are the Poor Blessed? L’Arche, Part II

Jesus lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...

Conversionary Compassion: Pope Francis and the Engaged Church

Conservative Catholics have expressed suspicion that Pope Francis is importing the values of a culture influenced by secular humanism into Church theology. He has...

The Metaphysics of Creation

 Catholic Insight will publish articles on all sorts of topics, related in some way to Catholicism, from the very academic (as in the contribution...

How to Defeat Euthanasia: A Personal Story

As the ten-horned apocalyptic beast called euthanasia lies in wait at our door and we begin to reflect on how to protect our loved...

The Salvific Power of Beauty

Dostoyevsky wrote, through the voice of Prince Myskin in his novel, The Idiot, that ‘beauty would save the world’. I have often wondered about that...