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...

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...

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,...

Excerpts from Pope Benedict’s Last Christmas Homily

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes...

Discouragement in Prayer

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...

Jordan Peterson and the Catholic Faith

I want to begin with a caveat: I’m a fan of Dr. Jordan Peterson. I have listened to his lectures on personality, attended most...

True Mercy and False Sentimentality: An Address

We hear much of mercy, which in its Latin original is derived from miser (sad) and cordia (heart).  In his one question in the...

Holy Canadian Martyrs

Today, September 26th, is the feast of the Canadian or, if you will, the North American Martyrs.  They were all Jesuits, six priests and...

The True Meaning of Happiness

In his message for the celebration of the 50th world day of peace, His Holiness Pope Francis stated that “the eight beatitudes (cf. Mt...

The Pope and the Death Penalty

At the climax of Luke’s passion narrative, we see Jesus hanging between two criminals. One of the criminals mocks Jesus, but the other responds,...