Monday, February 19, 2018

Festival and Ferial, by Anna Rist: A Review

Festival and Ferial Anna Rist Kaufmann Publishing, St. Simon’s Island , 2014 ISBN : 978-0-9905329-3-4   In one of his Odes (IV.2) Horace describes the danger of trying to...

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...

Of Romans and Mustard Seeds

If an early Christian had been asked to speculate where the centre of the Catholic Church on earth would end up, it's not inconceivable...

The Refugee Question

The lifeless body of the 2 year old Aylan Kurdi lying face down on a beach has caused outrage around the world (I have...

Smiley Miley

The Gospel on the memorial of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist, which we celebrated last week, recounts the story Herod, Herodias, his...

Laudato Si: A Commentary on Magisterial Ecology

In light of Pope Francis' call for September 1st to be a day dedicated to prayer for the environment and ecology, here is a...

A Catholic Parent’s Back to School Guide for Sexual Education in the Home

There are not as many parents jumping for joy this year as they get their children ready for going back to school. The new...

19th Sunday: The Sacred Host

Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh....

18th Sunday: The Canon of Holy Mass

For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. (Jn 6:33) As we listen to our Lord’s Eucharistic...

17th Sunday: The Perfect Sacrifice

Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as...