Speaking the Lingo of the Millennials: Social and Religious Justice

Many members of the Millennial generation are strongly concerned with social justice. They are die-hard Democrats (or NDPers, in the Canadian context), and leftism...

Tattoo You?

An interesting factoid I recently came across, one borne out by anecdotal evidence, is that 3 out of 10 Americans now have tattoos, and...

Saint Raymond, Pope Benedict and the Code of Canon Law

Today is the feast of Saint Raymond of Penyafort (1175-1275), one of the first Dominicans (officially known as the Order of Preachers) eventually becoming...

Trinity Western and the Fight for Religious Freedom

Perhaps you have not heard of the bad news on the religious freedom front, this time from out west, but it comes with a tinge of hope:...

Corpus Christi: The gift of the Holy Eucharist

 Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. (Heb 9:14) As we once again...

The Science of the Cross

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’...

Uganda’s Witness

The memorial of Charles Llwanga and his companion martyrs, put to death in Uganda between 1885 and 1887, has complex undertones: the conquest of...

Mission Sunday, Gospel, Church and Anti-Church

‘Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’ (Mt. 22: 21). ⧾ Today is World Mission...

Debacle in Hong Kong and the Church

When Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill that triggered the largest and longest protests in that city’s history, protest leaders...

Orestes Brownson on Socialism & the Church

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and powerful intellects of his era. A self-taught child prodigy who had memorized most...