Star Farce: A Study in How to Ruin a Franchise

I thought the Star Wars franchise, so successful and cinema-transforming in the late seventies and early eighties, was ruined by the three prequels in...
Pope St. John Paul II

Saint John Paul II’s Pentecost

Homily of His Holiness John Paul II Sunday, 31 May 1998, The Solemnity of Pentecost Credo in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem:I believe in the Holy...

Holy Thursday: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The most vital characteristic of our Catholic faith is not its external organization that has of late, thanks to Pope Francis, attracted the attention...

Will it be God or Mammon?

The headlines the other day declared in apocalyptic terms that one trillion dollars had gone up in smoke for the worldwide economy when Donald...

And Thy Word Broke Their Swords: The Empowering Depth and Dimension of Advent...

There is more to Advent and Christmas than just waiting for and celebrating Christ's birth. It serves as the beginning of an epic, and...

Canada and Postmodernism’s Poster Boy

I would like to offer a reflection on the link between postmodernism and the state of our nation, its ruling government and the 23rd...

The Purpose of Beauty

Like many people, I have a love affair with old churches. I lived in Rome a few years ago, and I am surprised I...

The Lasting Legacies of Peter and Paul

Keeper of the Keys Most readers are familiar with the various Gospel accounts of St. Peter as the Apostle specially chosen by Christ to “feed...

Killing Sick Kids

And so, following upon my comments yesterday on the mask slipping off the face of evil, it begins: A trio of physicians – oh, why...

The True Beauty of Woman

I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. (Genesis 3:16) Ironically, although technological advances have made it possible for...