Justice in the Prodigal Son

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

18th Sunday: A Life Hidden with God

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden...

Review of “The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains”

If you are an average web-surfer, chances are you will spend about 10 seconds looking at this article. Those of you who stick around...

A Personal Reflection on Truly Accompanying the Dying

(A few years ago, we published the following letter, which was sent to Catholic Insight in response to my brief posting on the letter...

Four Saints in a Day

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), who married young to a...

  The Psychoanalytic Roots of Atheism

The pioneer psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an atheist. Lacking an in-depth knowledge of philosophy, he took atheism as a self-evident truth. Religion, specifically...

Why the Ideological ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ is not a Rosary

The ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ (RMS) is made by the American company, 'Contemplative Rebellion' (CR) and is sold on-line for US$62. It is unique,...

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) Today we celebrate the...

A Meditation for Good Friday

Cardinal Newman, now Blessed John Henry Newman, was a towering figure of nineteenth-century Catholicism who is almost universally admired. I say “almost” because not...