Depression Skyrockets: Why?

“I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth...

Humanae Vitae at 50

I am hurtling in a high speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment...

Gregory’s Mission

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...

The Eucharist, Abuse and the Mystical Body

I have always been an emotional communicant, to this my family and parish priest can attest. The communion this Eucharist establishes is, of course,...

Four Saints in a Day

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), who married young to a...

Excerpts from Pope Benedict’s Last Christmas Homily

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes...

A Philosophical Brexit

  Already the effects of the Brexit are rippling through the world:  The British currency has taken a record nosedive, the stock market is tottering,...

So Let it Be Written: A Movie Review of the Ten Commandments

(A recent review of an older film, the Ten Commandments hearkens back to a more golden, and more innocent, era of Hollywood.  Much better...

For the Sake of One Iota

There are times when one word, even one letter, can make all the difference.  The scene is June of 325, in the basilica of...

Firefighters, Envy and the Public and Private Sector

It is no secret that there is a war brewing between the public and private sectors of the economy, with their economic prospects diverging...