Lingua Apocalyptica

The biblical texts used at Mass towards the end of the liturgical year are certainly dramatic—with stars falling from heaven and the like—and, it...

Pro-Life… Is It Working?

For the Pro-Life movement, it was a perfect storm of related events causing many of its supporters to wonder why the movement itself appears...

Intolerance and Censorship of Truth: Is History Repeating Itself?

Anti-abortion ads removed from GRT buses – Complaint by women’s sexual health organization prompts region to pull ads” – Johanna Weidner, Waterloo Region Record,...

Foxes and Birds

A friend of mine and I have a long-standing debate about sermons. He prefers a straightforward approach, while I am more inclined to resort...
Pope St. John Paul II

Pope Saint John Paul II Reflects on the Cross

(An excerpt from a homily preached by Pope Saint John Paul II in Lesotho, in 1988): In the Gospel of this feast we are witnesses...

The Eucharistic Reign of Christ

‘Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’ (Lk. 23:43). ⧾ From the moment that Our Lord spoke these words, the...

The Dreadful but Hopeful Dream of the Two Pillars

Try to picture yourselves with me on the seashore, or, better still, on an outlying cliff with no other land in sight. The vast...

The Wisdom of the Theresas in Times of Adversity

To help us during struggles and challenges in life, Our Lord has given us the great Theresas: St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower,...

Secular Franciscans: Who Are They?

(In light of the memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, who was a third-order Dominican, readers may enjoy these reflections from John Baldio, on...

Pestilence in the Light of Faith

The time we are living in now looks like a story taken from a fiction book. The world is upside down and everything seems...