The Paradox of Freedom in Christ

Veritas vos Liberabit- the Truth Will Set You Free (John 8:32). What does it mean to be free? Freedom is an objective good, and a...

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...

Running away

I don’t usually have much trouble figuring out things to write about. Every now and then, though, I wind up with a serious case...

Crucifixion

Our March artist, Michael D. O’Brien, was born in Ottawa in 1948 and is internationally renowned as the author of twenty books, notably the novel...

Placating Tyrants and Playing Catch up with the Culture of Death

From Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow apparently falling off during a press scrum (apparently it may have been an optical illusion), to his tiff with President...

Blasphemy and Bubble Zones

I read recently that Pope John Paul II had a vision of Europe being taken over by Islam, the continent’s once-vibrant Christianity gone silent...

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...

The Adventure of Letting Go

Five years ago, in the middle of a pretty rough semester at university, during which I had struggled with some health issues and some...

How to Destroy the Family in Six Easy Lessons: The Beelzebul Method

I am known by many names like Beelzebul, Mephistopheles, or Satan. When I was created, God called me Lucifer, but I prefer--Prince of Darkness....

Flannery’s Faithful Fiction

Speed, not death, is the great leveller today. Travellers dash around the globe destroying by their visits the very sites and cultures they have...