Sixth Sunday of Easter: Friends of Christ, and Friends of Each Other

‘You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer because the servant does not...

Twelfth Sunday, Open Churches and the Return of the King

‘Fear no one….Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven’ (Mt. 10: 26, 32). ⧾ At long...

The Office of Peter

As everyone knows, the word “catholic” means all inclusive. It can be used with no religious connotation, as in “a catholic taste in reading,”...

Whither our Sanctity?

If you were to consult a catalogue of saints, you would not find the name of Zacchaeus listed. Do you recall who he was—the...

2021: Dark State Descending, But Hope in Christ Ascending

"More than two millennia after the birth of Jesus Christ, His teachings continue to inspire and uplift billions and billions of people all over...

Update on Bill C-7, ‘MAiD’, and Free-for-All Euthanasia

It seems the Senate has voted down the amendment that would have protected the freedom of conscience of health care professionals.  All hope is...

Covid-19: Into Year Two

Freud used to say that the most costly things in life are disease and stupidity. I was reminded of this the other day listening to...

The Church is Eucharistic in Her Very Essence

O Sacred banquet in which Christ is received, the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge...

The Saint Whose Speech Was Golden

On Monday 26 July 2021 I had the grace of visiting Ravenna, once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, from 402 till...

The Holy Mass Part VII: The Culmination of the Sacrifice

This Sunday’s reflection is the seventh in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...