Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...

Evil Intentions

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil intentions: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly....

Labour Day

The memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, this year also happens to be Labour Day, which can be traced back, in Canada, to 1872,...

Gregory’s Mission

One of the great joys of history is reminiscing about the past, giving hope for the present; for history is ‘eschatological’, moving towards a...

Saint Giles and an Australian Confession

As I was perusing over breakfast, I noticed that today is the olde feaste of Saint Giles, an 8th century hermit in southern France,...

Becoming a Catholic Pastor, Post -“Pennsylvania”

It’s a real mess, and I assume that it’s going to get messier. In the past few days I have had many discussions, read...

Semper Fi

Father Scott Murray has an article from the mind and heart of a young priest, newly appointed a pastor, and what motivates him in...

The Baptist and Akita

A blessed memorial of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, recounted in all three of the synoptic Gospels. His martyrdom was at the request...

Reflections on Rome

I post this final report, for now, on my recent pilgrimage, and my final destination, the eternal city to which all roads lead, Roma. These...

Bishop of Hippo, A Saint for All Time

A blessed memorial of the great Saint Augustine (354-430), bishop and doctor of the Church, and perhaps the greatest theologian in her history (although,...