One Papacy, Two Popes: A Brief Reflection

  It is a curious situation in the Church that we have two living Popes, one of them a resigned, retired Pope 'emeritus'.  One is...

A Hallowed Eve: The Spiritual and Cultural Traditions of Halloween  

Halloween has always been a complicated holiday, laced together with many threads of different spiritual traditions and cultural customs. It has always stirred up...

Finding Unity Despite Disunity: God, Love and the Enduring Message of Terry Fox

  Much of the Western world is split by issues pertaining to politics, economics, race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.  No doubt, these issues need...

How Catholic is Kaine?

A recent flattering article in the New Yorker describes Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential running mate, as a "devout Roman Catholic." Not only that,...

Where your treasure lies: A spiritual reflection on an election year

   This election cycle, Catholic Americans are presented with the hair-raising choice between Hillary Clinton, a woman whose corrupt record and virulent support for the...

Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power

The great Thomist Josef Pieper penned a short book in the late seventies on how totalitarian regimes use words to gain control over the masses: Abuse...

Visions in the Streets: A Movie Review of “Don Bosco”

Year: 1988 Filming: Color  Length: 108 minutes  Genre: Biography/Drama/Inspirational/Religious  Maturity: PG (for brief language and intense thematic elements)  Main Cast: Ben Gazzara (Don Bosco), Patsy Kensit (Lina), Karl Zinny...

Divorce, Sort of, Holywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

The Insanity of our Brave New World

James Christian Aggeles is a paranoid schizophrenic with various personality disorders and grandiose delusions, which came to the forefront after he donated sperm to Xytex,...

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...