The Wages of Liberation Theology

On January 1, Brazil recognized its new president, a socialist. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in with an elaborate inauguration ceremony before...

Second Sunday: The Lamb of God and the Culture Wars

‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’ (Jn. 1:29).  ⧾ This declaration made by John the Baptist and which...

Rediscovering the Sacrament of Reconciliation

If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8) One might wonder why we raise...

The Shekinah, A Type of Saint Joseph

Perhaps you may be familiar with the Pillar of Cloud — which may be compared to a tornado — or the Pillar of Fire...

Blessedness and Lectio Divina

Our Church's tradition has promoted the practice of lectio divina, i.e., a meditative reading of Scripture. We would do well to follow in these...

Beatitudes and the Imitatio Christi

For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord...

MAiD and Salvific Suffering

In 2016, two weeks after it was legalized in Canada, a patient asked for my help in referring her for Medical Assistance in Dying...

Fifth Sunday: The Salt of the Earth and Light to the World

‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden’ (Mt. 5:14). Imagine the astonishment of those who heard...

Sixth Sunday – Fulfilling the Law

If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and they will save you… has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and He has...

Musical Offering: Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

In honour of the new archbishop-elect to Canada's largest diocese, for our musical selection this week, we offer two version of the great motet...