God and the Five Senses

A priest I knew many years ago opposed to the move from Latin to English in the prayers and readings at Mass. “For,” he...

Pope Benedict on Today’s Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran

BENEDICT XVI ANGELUS St Peter's Square Sunday, 9 November 2008 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The liturgy today has us celebrate the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, called the "mother...

The Dedication of Saint John Lateran: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

The Faith is All or None

(I may write more on the recent headline, which comes not as a surprise, that most 'Catholics' - and one must use that term...

Parents beware: The effects of teaching same-sex attraction during pre-adolescence

(At the request of the author, we are re-posting this reflection by Leeda Crawford from September 2010, sage advice for parents with children in...

Salvation is a Gift, to Those Who Seek It

For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save what the lost. (Lk. 19:10) ⧾ The conversion of Zacchaeus may be said...

Canada in Pieces

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The...

Praying for and with All the Holy Souls

A blessed All Souls’ Day to all our readers. Here is an article from our archives, which sums up the Church's tradition of praying...

Humility and Happiness

The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds, and it will not rest until it reaches its goal (Sir. 35:17). ⧾ The parable of the...

From the Homily of Pope Paul VI At the Canonization of the Forty Martyrs...

25th October 1970 To all those who are filled with admiration in reading the records of these martyrs, it is perfectly clear that they are...