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...

ISIS and Passion Sunday

ISIS attacked again yesterday, their favorite target, apparently, Christians, this time worshiping Coptics participating in Palm Sunday Mass.  Forty seven were killed in the...

Amoris Laetitia, Mortal and Grave Sin

A rather stark and sobering teaching of the Church is that everyone of adult age on the face of this good Earth, and that...

Elizabeth Anscombe on Hating God

Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001) was a British analytic philosopher who early in life met and was deeply influenced by the great Austrian logician and linguist...

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17)Today we celebrate the...

God or King?

I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists.  Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism...

Christ and the Incorruptibles

“I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in...

Doubting Thomas and the Nature of Faith

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle, who gets a bit of a bad rap as 'doubting' Thomas, a term is that...

Remember Saint Martin

Today we celebrate Remembrance Day (in the United States, Memorial Day), commemorating the cessation of hostilities in World War I, on the eleventh hour,...

Faith Flicks: Sources of Inspiration or Despair?

It seems that there is something stirring in the movie-making business of late. Namely, religious themes are reappearing on the radar in a more...