Conclusion of the Marian Month of May

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Lourdes Grotto, Vatican Gardens Monday, 31 May 2010   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I join you with great joy at the end of...

The Limits of Artifical ‘Intelligence’

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than...

The Joyful Apostle of Rome

Today, May 26th, is the feast of one of my favorite saints, Philip Neri (1515-1595), born and raised in the renaissance city of Florence...

A Full Glimpse of Fulton J. Sheen

Destined to become the most famous American Catholic of the 20th century, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) was born on a farm near El...

 A Pastoral Reflection on Amoris Laetitia

  Amoris Laetitia can be interpreted as saying that couples in irregular relationship can be admitted to the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist when...

Fell On A Black Day: A Reflection on Chris Cornell’s Suicide

Chris Cornell, the frontman of the Seattle grunge rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave was declared dead on May 17.  According to later developments throughout...

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

As a mathematician, my field of research rarely brings me into contact with controversial ethical topics.  However, recent developments in the area of Artificial...

Cultural Appropriation and the Shriveling of Free Speech

The days of free speech, as it was so quaintly called, fought for through the ages, seem to be drawing ever-closer to a sad...

The Revelation of Fatima

The 100th anniversary of Fatima is a significant one in the minds of many, not least due to the effect of the apparitions on...

March for Life, Twenty Years On

You will likely hear that numbers were down at the March for Life, although enthusiasm  and devotion were, as always, high.  This was the...