Truthful Repentance

Our Lady of Sorrows is a fitting memorial at this time in the Church’s history which, to put things in rather banal terms, is...

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...

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...

The Modus Operandi of Pope Francis

Like many around the world, Catholic or not, I have been trying to figure out Pope Francis.  It is always a difficult task to...

The Theology of Christmas Presents

(A classic by the master essayist, on why we give Christmas presents, for those of us who still who sometimes wonder what is the...

The Salvific Power of Beauty

Dostoyevsky wrote, through the voice of Prince Myskin in his novel, The Idiot, that ‘beauty would save the world’.I have often wondered about that...

15th Sunday: The call to repentance

So the twelve went out and proclaimed that all should repent. (Mk 6:13)The call to repentance is fundamental to the preaching of our Lord Jesus...

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 Francis on the Assumption

Dear Brothers and Sisters!At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary...

To Be a Pilgrim: Thanksgiving as a Pilgrimage

     Thanksgiving, for most people here in America, is something of a precursor of Christmas that initiates a deluge of holiday hits playing ad...