Eusebius, the anti-Arian Model Bishop

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I invite you to reflect on St Eusebius of Vercelli, the first Bishop of Northern Italy...

Misunderstanding Catholicism—A Primer for Catholics and Other Christians

 I pray not only for them, but also for those who believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one,...

Can Popes be Heretics?

Is the Pope a heretic? should sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but is a charge that has been made by a...

Walking the Opeongo Line with Saint Ann

A brief note from the now-shuttered, yet still beautifully maintained, parish of Saint Joseph's, on the Opeongo Line, as we, about 90 or so...

Wheat and Tares

“Heaven” should not be understood only in the sense that it towers above us, because this infinite space also takes the form of human...

The Trudeau Reckoning

When Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould publicly accused Justin Trudeau and his senior aides before a Commons Justice and Human Rights Committee in February of...

Martha and Mary: The Good Part

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42). ⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have...

The sword of Damocles hangs over Europe

On July 13 1917 the three Portuguese children, Lucy, Francisco and Jacinta, heard from Virgin Mary “if people do not cease offending God, a...

Georgian Bay Pilgrimage

I've been gone for a couple of days, on pilgrimage to Martyrs' Shrine, in Midland, Ontario, of which I have written a number of...

The Good Samaritan and Thirsting for God

Take care of him and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend. (Lk. 10:35). The parable of the Good Samaritan...