Christian Aging

(Adapted from a talk given by Father Daniel Callam, C.S.B., to the seniors’ group at Holy Rosary Parish, Toronto, on 20 June 2018) IntroductionOur Lord commanded...

The Message of Mary

A blessed and joyful solemnity of the Assumption, the greatest of the feasts of Our Lady, commemorating her entrance into heaven, body and soul,...

Potty Mouth: A Reflection on ‘Swearing’

I have been asked to write about what is euphemistically, and rather incorrectly, known as 'swearing'.  We have all perhaps heard our younger siblings...

The True Myth: Easter as the Greatest Story Ever Told

Human beings have always been story-tellers. Since the earliest days, we have striven to express our new-found ability to understand reality and interact more...

How to Receive Gifts, by František Nepil

(translated by Peter Hala)So you see, it’s Christmas again, as if one painted it. Above all, you are smarter and wiser. Now you know...

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...

16th Sunday: Liturgy of the Word

And He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. (Mk 6:34)We begin...

Britain Goin’ It Alone

Prime Minister Therea May in Britain has just called an early election, hoping for a mandate to lead Britain out of the European Union....

Mary, and the Work and Meaning of Beauty

I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16) Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...

Saint Caecelia, and What Church Music Should Be

Today is the feast of Saint Caecelia, a young virgin martyr in Rome, put to death either in the late second or early third...