St Joseph: The Humble Extraordinary Man of God  

On this Solemnity of the Glorious Patriarch St Joseph, I would like to appreciate with you the figure of this most humble and extraordinary...

Climbing the Mountain of Carmel: What is Carmelite Theology?

If you google - or better yet visit - the Carmel of Lisieux, you will find a small French baroque mid-ceiling chapel connected by...

The Easter Triduum According to Three Popes

At the end of Holy Week we celebrate the Easter Triduum, the days from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter...

Why Holy Saturday?

Holy Saturday is the day in-between Good Friday and the Easter Vigil, when the Church is silent, bells go quiet, Churches are stripped and...

The Fathers of the Church on the Resurrection of Jesus  

Today is the solemnity of Easter! After three days in the tomb Jesus has fulfilled his promise that He would resurrect for life eternal....

The Last Easter Homily of Pope Benedict XVI

(Last words are always - or almost always - indicative, and one could reach much into these words of Pope Benedict XVI on his...

The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul II

It was nineteen years ago, at 9.37 pm, when Pope St John Paul, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, left this vale of tears...

The Eclipse and the Via Negativa

An eleven-year-old boy in our neighbourhood told me that for today’s eclipse passing through Eastern Ontario, he was going to fill up a big...

Saint Stanislaus of Szczepanów

We celebrate Saint Stanislaus today (+ April 11, 1079), bishop and martyr, who accepted the episcopacy only at the direct order of Pope Alexander...

Thomas Aquinas and Natural Law Theory

Introduction Natural law is a theory in ethics and philosophy that says that human beings possess intrinsic values that govern their reasoning and behavior.  Natural...