The Message of the Magi

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live...

Baptism of the Messiah

‘This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased’ (Mt. 3:17). ⧾ Today’s Feast of the Lord’s Baptism brings to a completion...

The Magi’s Epiphany

The Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel (Eph. 3:6). Our...

Pope Benedict’s Last Epiphany Homily

(In Canada, and other locales, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is moved to the following Sunday, for 'pastoral reasons'. But in the Church universal,...

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christianity

Good Christians, now rejoice! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with three ghosts is steeped in Christian references, symbolism, and themes...

A Catholic Approach to Gender Incongruence Among Children and Youth

“The Truth will make you free” (John 8:32): Introduction The difficulties and challenges facing young people living in present-day Canadian society are vast and their impact...

The Eternal Power of the Holy Name

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every...

Mary, Mother of God

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal.4:4).⧾ On this...

The Real Holy Family

It has always been difficult for the homilist to preach on the feast of the Holy Family. In the old days, the priest would...

Prodigal Catholics – Why They Leave, and Why They Return

A Pew Research Center poll indicated one out of every ten Americans is an ex-Catholic. Add them up as if they were a church...