Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay’s ‘The Mystery...

(I thought this memorial of the great Jesuit Saint Francis Xavier was a fitting day to post this adaptation of an address I offered...

Are the Poor Blessed? L’Arche, Part II

Jesus lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger...

Conversionary Compassion: Pope Francis and the Engaged Church

Conservative Catholics have expressed suspicion that Pope Francis is importing the values of a culture influenced by secular humanism into Church theology. He has...

The Metaphysics of Creation

 Catholic Insight will publish articles on all sorts of topics, related in some way to Catholicism, from the very academic (as in the contribution...

How to Defeat Euthanasia: A Personal Story

As the ten-horned apocalyptic beast called euthanasia lies in wait at our door and we begin to reflect on how to protect our loved...

The Salvific Power of Beauty

Dostoyevsky wrote, through the voice of Prince Myskin in his novel, The Idiot, that ‘beauty would save the world’. I have often wondered about that...

L’Arche: A Beginning

In light of the upcoming parliamentary decision to be made concerning so-called 'euthanasia laws', we have decided to re-print over the next while a...

The Middle Ages: The True ‘Gothic’

Long ago, there was a surefire test by which to recognize a truly cultured person: anyone who could hear the William Tell overture without...

Heroism, Then and Now

“Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them”.   So wrote Shakespeare in Twelfth Night .   ‘Greatness’ may take...

Marie of the Incarnation: A Canadian Mystic

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A Review   Pierre Gervais is a Canadian-born Jesuit, professor of systematic, sacramental, and spiritual...