Magisterial Clarity and Ambiguity

There is an old saying that the three rules of real estate are ‘location, location, location’.  A similar rule applies to public speaking: ‘brevity,...

A Student Interrogates his Law Professor

Professor: Who will be first? Yes, you Miss Ezjakina: Student: Mr. Rechtson, a moment ago, you quoted a renowned jurist regarding the preamble to the...

Are the Poor Blessed? L’Arche, Part II

Jesus lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said,“Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.Blessed are you that hunger...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...

Theresa of Avila: 500 years

(I was hoping to post this article on the great 16th century Carmelite reformer Saint Theresa of Avila, the 500th anniversary of whose birth...

Conversionary Compassion: Pope Francis and the Engaged Church

Conservative Catholics have expressed suspicion that Pope Francis is importing the values of a culture influenced by secular humanism into Church theology. He has...

The Metaphysics of Creation

 Catholic Insight will publish articles on all sorts of topics, related in some way to Catholicism, from the very academic (as in the contribution...

How to Defeat Euthanasia: A Personal Story

As the ten-horned apocalyptic beast called euthanasia lies in wait at our door and we begin to reflect on how to protect our loved...

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...

L’Arche: A Beginning

In light of the upcoming parliamentary decision to be made concerning so-called 'euthanasia laws', we have decided to re-print over the next while a...