Monday, February 19, 2018

The Purpose of Beauty

Like many people, I have a love affair with old churches. I lived in Rome a few years ago, and I am surprised I...

The Miracle on Assumption Day

Victory in battle does not depend on who has the largest army; it is the Lord's power that determines the outcome (1 Maccabaeus 3:9) Presumably...

Christ’s Sacrifice Was one of Redemption, Not Popularity

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday’s Gospel (cf. Jn 6:51–58) is the concluding part and culmination of the discourse given by Jesus in the Synagogue...

Conscience, Law and Amoris Laetitia

Another Canadian Senator, the Liberal Colin Kenney, has been caught using public money, and his servants', sorry, his staff's, time to do personal business...

A Reflection on Populism and Popularity

As we journeyed through the darkness of Holy Week to the great solemnity of Easter, with the acclamations given to Christ before his humiliating...

Athanasius, the Iota, and the Homoousion

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the late, great Saint Athanasius (+373), a...

The Lenten Fast for Today’s Catholic

Can there be a shorter account of Our Lord’s forty days in the desert than the one from Saint Mark? It omits not only...

Trudeau’s Tantrum

Most readers will have seen the bizarre behaviour of the Prime Minister yesterday evening.  As witnesses and the video record attest, Mr. Trudeau, in...

Heroism, Then and Now

“Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them”.   So wrote Shakespeare in Twelfth Night .   ‘Greatness’ may take...

Religion as Good, or Evil?

Richard Dawkins, like his intellectual forebears David Hume, Feurbach, Emile Zola and countless others, claims not to be religious. In saying so, he is...