The Mercy of Hell?

So, what of hell? As you may have heard, and on which I wrote a few days ago, Pope Francis has allegedly (through the...

Faith as Common Sense

(A sermon of Father Daniel Callam for this Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)A theme common to Ezekiel and Saint Mark, the readings we have...

Relativism and the meretricious hero

The word altruism is defined as concern for another without regard for injury to oneself. It is used, usually in psychology, to describe heroism—the...

People are people

Did anyone watch the Boston bombing news with great interest? Were you glued to updates and bulletins, carefully checking the suspects’ faces and watching...

Demand reverence

Earlier this year a group of bishops from the Italian region of Tavoliere met with Pope Francis. Such meetings are held only every five...

The March for Life and the Contemplative Life

The annual March for Life is coming up in two days, this Thursday, May 10th, with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral at 10:00 a.m.,...

Mid-Lent check-up

One of the kids in my First Communion Class asked me how many more days are left in Lent. When I answered that we...

Enthroning the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our family

For a parent, there is nothing more humbling than understanding that God has entrusted us with the care of his precious little ones. Nothing...

Pope Francis on Liturgy

If you have a few moments, read and ponder the Holy Father's recent address on matters liturgical. Nothing absolutely new, but the trend of...

Some Sliver of Hope for Ireland

What is one to say about the tragic vote in Ireland last Friday, on the day of the three saints (not one of whom...