Motion M103 and the Perilous Ambiguity of ‘Islamophobia’

Tomorrow, our noble Parliament will vote on Motion M103, which is a motion to get into a motion laws forbidding 'Islamaphobia'.  Said Motion is...

Life’s Purpose

On this feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, here is a gem from our archives,...

Reading St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans

 The letter of St. Paul to the Romans uses the same basic structure found in his other letters. It features one important aspect of...

The ‘Perfect’ Relationship

Anybody heard of Pinterest? If you haven’t, count your lucky stars because you’ve just "gained" back hours and hours of time to waste on...

Reading St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Among the many fruitful ways of understanding the writings of St. Paul is to focus on the connection that he makes again and again...

Media, Bought and Sold

The mercantile nature of journalism has finally come full circle, as the newspapers (well, given that many publish in other media, we should call them 'news sources') are now begging for public subsidies.

Mirth, according to Saint Thomas Aquinas

On this feast of a 'mirthy' saint, it is a propos to take a brief glance at what Saint Thomas says about this most...

True Love, Post Holiday, Beyond Emotion

Each year between January and March, my family moves out into the wide world. Some of us go to college, others go to work,...

Silence and the Clericalism of Fr. Rodrigues

Father Scott MurrayScorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s Silence is true to the original. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever seen a...

Discouragement in Prayer

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...