Thursday, December 14, 2017

Will it be God or Mammon?

The headlines the other day declared in apocalyptic terms that one trillion dollars had gone up in smoke for the worldwide economy when Donald...

Remember Saint Martin

Today we celebrate Remembrance Day (in the United States, Memorial Day), commemorating the cessation of hostilities in World War I, on the eleventh hour,...

Robin Hood “telling his beads”: A Catholic reflection on the prince of thieves

  The legends of Robin Hood and his Merry Men exert a near universal appeal, and have done so for generations. From ballads to books...

Honour and Ambition: Thoughts on the Requirements for Political Office

Politics is a curious business, and not just in the United States the Big Day approaches:  Here in Ontario, Canada, about a four hour...

One Papacy, Two Popes: A Brief Reflection

  It is a curious situation in the Church that we have two living Popes, one of them a resigned, retired Pope 'emeritus'.  One is...

A Hallowed Eve: The Spiritual and Cultural Traditions of Halloween  

Halloween has always been a complicated holiday, laced together with many threads of different spiritual traditions and cultural customs. It has always stirred up...

Finding Unity Despite Disunity: God, Love and the Enduring Message of Terry Fox

  Much of the Western world is split by issues pertaining to politics, economics, race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.  No doubt, these issues need...

How Catholic is Kaine?

A recent flattering article in the New Yorker describes Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential running mate, as a "devout Roman Catholic." Not only that,...

Where your treasure lies: A spiritual reflection on an election year

   This election cycle, Catholic Americans are presented with the hair-raising choice between Hillary Clinton, a woman whose corrupt record and virulent support for the...

Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power

The great Thomist Josef Pieper penned a short book in the late seventies on how totalitarian regimes use words to gain control over the masses: Abuse...