Ash Wednesday Audience of Pope Francis

(Here are words from our current Pontiff, Pope Francis, to help begin our Lenten journey.  His message continues the tradition of the Holy Father...

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...

Primal Rage

This morning, as I begin this column, ten people at a community college in Oregon were killed by yet-another loner gunman, seeking some kind...

The Mass as Spectacle

The visiting priest came with members of his Order and a few singers. They were there to raise money and awareness for their charity...

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...

Was the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Justifiable?

Yesterday, North Korea purportedly test-detonated a hydrogen bomb, raising the tension in the region, and raising the prospect of yet-again the use of nuclear...

Human Words and the Divine Word

Speaking to her beloved Romeo, Juliet says, "What's in a name?  That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as...

Tattoo You?

(I am reposting the following article on tattoos, partly in the hope that someone I know, who is pondering getting inked, reads it. Also, a...

Divorce, Sort of, Holywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

Bound by a Seal: A Movie Review of “I Confess”

Year: 1953Filming: Black & WhiteLength: 95 minutesGenre: Drama/Inspirational/Religious/SuspenseMaturity: PG (for intense thematic elements)Cast: Montgomery Clift (Fr. Michael Logan), Anne Baxter (Ruth Grandfort), O.E. Hass...