Pope Benedict on Saint Benedict

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE St Peter's Square Wednesday, 9 April 2008 Saint Benedict of Norcia Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, I would like to speak about Benedict, the Founder of...

Contrasting Two Films: Of Gods and Men, and The Way

Of Gods and Men (2010), Directed by Xavier Beauvois, Written by Xavier Beauvois and Étienne Comar The Way (2011), Directed by Emilio Estevez, Written by...

A Spike To Unite a Dominion

Father Callam's reflection on Dr. Leslie Hamilton Neatby evokes a Canada that was, and may never be again: A dominion united by common, fundamental...

Christmas, 2020

What is God like? The Bible itself answers the question if we examine it carefully. The first thing that struck me as I reflected...

A Brief History of Eminent Atheists

Here is a sober thought. Let us suppose we might be looking for the first atheists in the history of the world. My candidates...

Contraception, Falsifying the Feminine, and the Darkening of Society

In 1969, a group of twelve highly educated American women met in a flat in New York City. Seated around a table, the women...

A Brief History of Vaccines, Their Efficacy and Why These Ones Are Different

“To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question”, soliloquised Piglet, “since all vaccines are equal, but some vaccines are more equal than...

The Holy Mass Part III: As Sacrifice and Heavenly Food, Not Therapeutic Pablum and...

This Sunday’s reflection is the third in a series of meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, with specific references to the Ancient...

Our Lady of Częstochowa

On Thursday 26 August, the Church celebrates with great joy the feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa. This feast has a long history which is...

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

One of the most studied patients in neuropsychological history, from 1957 until his death in 2008, was a patient known through his life only...