Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah

St. Peter Damian (1007-1073) was a Benedictine monk and Cardinal Bishop whose principle legacy relevant to our time is his slim volume titled The...

Laughter and Weeping, Riches and Wealth

Occasionally, in hearing confessions, I encounter a penitent who has been away from the sacraments for a number of years. When it comes time...

The Iranian Revolution … 40 years later

“What did I do to them?” Shah Reza Pahlavi, 1979Throughout the world, February 11 of this year may have seemed like any other day.It...

G.K. Chesterton as Catholic Apologist

G.K. Chesterton is known as the most often quoted of any writer . . . and the least often read. It’s easy to see...

Wherefore art thou, Modesty?

It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But...

Pro-Life… Is It Working?

For the Pro-Life movement, it was a perfect storm of related events causing many of its supporters to wonder why the movement itself appears...

Return From Exile

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are two of the lesser-known books of the Bible, but they are actually very important to understanding God’s...

They Have no Wine: Our Lady’s Role in Salvation

I enjoy the way that John begins the story of the wedding feast at Cana because he presents Mary with a mysterious authority that’s...

Venezuela, Socialism & the Popes

Venezuela is in freefall. Food and medicine shortages, power cuts and hyperinflation are driving millions of Venezuelans out of the country, creating a new...

Notre Dame de Pontmain, Mother of Hope

Besides being the universal memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot and Desert Father, one of the primary founders of monasticism – especially of the eremitical...