Mercy: Divine and Human, True and False

(The following is an address I offered yesterday at Saint Hedwig's Church for the Divine Mercy celebration.  Editor) This being the Year of Mercy, decreed...

The True Myth: Easter as the Greatest Story Ever Told

Human beings have always been story-tellers. Since the earliest days, we have striven to express our new-found ability to understand reality and interact more...

Demolishing Secular Pretensions: Assisted Suicide, the Media and Relativism

The other day, I sent a friend a couple of articles regarding Ontario’s first legal assisted suicide including John Paul Meenan’s “The Totalitarian Imposition...

True Patriotism

As an American freelance student of British history, I find it intriguing how the true meaning of patriotism has often been lost in the...

The Totalitarian Imposition of Euthanasia in Canada

The story of euthanasia in Canada officially began a year ago this February 6th, when the Supreme Court of Canada decreed that the laws...

Ite Ad Joseph: The Archbishop’s Novena

As promised, I have pasted below the novena prayer to Saint Joseph, which  the Archbishop of Ottawa, Terence Prendergast, has asked all Catholics in...

The Ballad of the White Horse: An Epic for the Ages

For years, friends urged me to read The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton, which I proceeded to put on the back burner for...

Father Lombardi’s Quandry

Well, you have likely heard that Father Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, has clarified that Pope Francis was indeed referring to contraception in his remarks...

On the Lord’s Appearing: A Review

(From the archives, but always new, here is a review of an excellent book by Father Jonathan Robinson, provost of the Toronto Oratory.  A...

Come, My Love: An Analysis of Thomas Merton’s Mystical Poem “Pass Through...

  Thomas Merton’s poem “Pass through My Will” takes the reader on a deeply mystical journey through layers upon layers of spiritual significance. At the...