Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs

From our archives, Sharon-Rose Milan - now Sharon-Rose Fraser, wife and mother - from years ago, in April. She is still an artist and...

A Parable for Today, or Always Do Thy Duty

“All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable.” Some time ago an American missionary priest—we’ll...

Father Jacques Hamel and the Faith of Europe

Another Islamic massacre, this time of an octogenarian priest, Father Jacques Hamel, saying Mass in a church in Saint Etienne de Rouvray in the...

O, Canada; Hail, Joseph

O Canada Hail Joseph Devotion to St. Joseph has deep roots in Canada.   Of course we are familiar with the legion of spectacular miracles worked...

Prayer for Christian Unity by Pope John Paul II

(What follows is a prayer penned by Pope Saint John Paul II, which goes along with his longer meditation on unity between Catholics and...

Saint Mark and the Resurrection

At Easter Sunday Mass, you heard the closing verses of Saint Mark’s Gospel, or almost so. I say “almost” because our lectionary omits the...

Saint Michael and the Eucharistic Eschatological Battle

The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to the earth...

Pope Saint John Paul II’s Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart

WE ENTRUST, O MARY, AND CONSECRATE THE WHOLE WORLD TO YOUR IMMACULATE HEART! On Thursday, 13 May 1982, after the concelebrated Mass in Fatima, Pope...

Closing GM Oshawa: A blessing in disguise?

Is it the canary in the coal-mine, or the bull in an economic china shop? The closure of the Oshawa GM manufacturing plant –...

Defining Virtue

In his Confessions, the brilliant St. Augustine tells his reader that he knows quite well what time is, until someone asks him to define...