A Parable for Today, or Always Do Thy Duty

“All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable.”Some time ago an American missionary priest—we’ll...

Ontario’s Paradise Lost

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”                 Lucifer in John Milton’s Paradise LostOn June 7, Kathleen Wynne will be held accountable for the precipitous...

Christ is Risen! The Resurrection as the Foundation of our Faith

The fifty days between Easter and Pentecost are devoted to meditation on the mystery of the resurrection, which is the foundation of Christianity. Just...

Russel Kirk vs. the Libertarians

Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was an eminent author whose many diverse talents as a novelist, short story writer, and essayist were celebrated in Bradley J....

Saint Mark and the Resurrection

At Easter Sunday Mass, you heard the closing verses of Saint Mark’s Gospel, or almost so. I say “almost” because our lectionary omits the...

Christ and the Incorruptibles

“I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in...

A Meditation for Good Friday

Cardinal Newman, now Blessed John Henry Newman, was a towering figure of nineteenth-century Catholicism who is almost universally admired. I say “almost” because not...

Holy Thursday: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The most vital characteristic of our Catholic faith is not its external organization that has of late, thanks to Pope Francis, attracted the attention...

Of Trillions and Youth Summits

Another milestone for progressive Canada: We will soon hit the trillion dollar debt mark, not quite up to the 20 trillion south of the...
Pope St. John Paul II

John Paul II and Passion Sunday

"Christ became obedient for us even to death, death on the Cross. Therefore God raised him on high and gave him a name above...