The Layered Meaning of the Prodigal Son

In 1861, John William Burgon, the (Anglican) dean of Chichester cathedral, preached a sermon...

Pope Saint John Paul II’s Last Lent

Here is Pope Saint John Paul II’s final Lenten meditation, which he finished on September 8th, 2005 – the birthday of Our Lady -...

Losing Canada

When the cross atop Mount Royal was first erected in 1924, the Montreal Gazette described it as “a memorial to the survival of the...

From the Desert

Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness (1 Cor. 10:5).

The Who, What, and Why of “Walk the Opeongo Line”

To set out on a journey like this – 67 kilometres – just over forty miles, or a marathon and a...

Ordination and Marriage in Hitchcock’s ‘I Confess’

(This analysis of Alfred Hitchock's film noir classic 'I Confess' offers some key insights, but, as a caveat, also gives away elements of the...

Really Seeing

Are old people wise? Have they learned anything from experience? Or are they all curmudgeons, continually grumbling about the young generation and contrasting it...

Re-Framing Pius XII

Disinformation, noun: false information spread deliberately and often covertly (by planting rumours) to deceive in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth. The English...

Pope Paul VI in Praise of Women

A young mother lightly remonstrated with me about my diatribe on Women's Day, claiming that the post did not emphasize enough the positive and...

The Dilemmas of Atheism

“When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). The following random reflections on atheism address what many...