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...

The Beauty of the Mass as a Bridge to God

For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples (Is. 56: 7). ⧾ In any given region or country, a common...

Christendom Versus Chaos

‘Whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me’ (Mt. 10:38). ⧾ Last Sunday, in our reflection on the...

A Gentle Giant Gone

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, has gone to his eternal reward, at the venerable age of 90. The son of soldier, veteran and...

Remembering the Fallen, and Martin, Their Patron

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada as well as Britain and the rest of her dominions and territories, called Veterans' Day down south. In...

Of Saint Thomas’ Death and Voting

Saint Thomas Aquinas died on this day, March 7, 1274, at the Cistercian monastery of Fossanuova in Italy, between Naples and Rome (where there...

Benedict on Homosexuality and the Priesthood

In a 2011 article, Father Brian Mullady ponders the question of homosexuality in the priesthood, a theme abounding everywhere, except where it might most...

Ad Multos Annos, Father Alphonse de Valk, Fifty Years a Priest.

It is fitting on this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of life, that we offer a hearty and warm congratulations to Father...

The ‘Perfect’ Relationship

Anybody heard of Pinterest? If you haven’t, count your lucky stars because you’ve just "gained" back hours and hours of time to waste on...

Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Doctor and Reformer

Ecclesia semper reformanda est.  So goes the old saying - the Church is always in need of reform -now, perhaps, more than ever - and...