Celebrating a Diversity of Vice

Another summer weekend, another 'gay pride' parade, this one with our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, replete with his whole family, along with the representatives...

Thomas More’s Option: Love both the lives of the body and the soul

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21). Have I...

In search of lost time

Nothing really changes much anymore. In contrast to popular assumptions, the pace of actual cultural innovation and renewal, even with regard to what undeservedly...

Religion as Good, or Evil?

Richard Dawkins, like his intellectual forebears David Hume, Feurbach, Emile Zola and countless others, claims not to be religious. In saying so, he is...

Thomas Aquinas and Corpus Christi

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, a feast that has a long and varied history dating back to...

The Games We Play: A Reflection on Competition vs. Sacrifice

Games. Always playing games. Filling up the mind with plotting, and our heart’s surge crested with the thrill. Our little games, so all-important to...

God as Trinity Sufficient Unto Himself

Pope Francis, in his General Audience of June 7th, has raised another theological controversy.  Various commentators have offered their own two cents, including this...

Tattoo You?

An interesting factoid I recently came across, one borne out by anecdotal evidence, is that 3 out of 10 Americans now have tattoos, and...
Pope St. John Paul II

Saint John Paul II’s Pentecost

Homily of His Holiness John Paul II Sunday, 31 May 1998, The Solemnity of Pentecost Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem:I believe in the Holy...

Reading the Letter to the Philippians

Father Joseph Koterski, S.J.  One of the distinctive traits of each letter by Saint Paul is his pattern of emphasizing some significant aspect of the...