Spring thaw, Eel’s Creek

Our January 2013 cover artist, Francis Dvorak, holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. He studied painting under Michael John Angel, a student of Pietro...

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...

Sexual Revolevolution

While cycling through my blogroll the other day, I ended up being linked to an an article in The Telegraph. It starts out with...

Catholicism in the trenches

Fear not those who argue, but those who dodge. - Dale Carnegie Consider this for a moment. What if (and I know this sounds crazy)...

Disconnected Harmony

When the biggest of my little brothers read The Hunger Games his main complaint with the story was that it was not realistic. Obviously,...

Lancing the Wound of Sin

“Always remember that God sees everything.” - Padre Pio My husband used to be a biker—not the Harley kind, but the bicycle kind. He used...

Defeating euthanasia, one person at a time

The news story about the Belgian twin brothers who were euthanized on 14 December 2012, was the first story I read when I got...

The long distance relationship

In August of 2011, I was having a long, deep, interesting conversation—the type women often do–about my deal breakers for a dating relationship. No...

A Mother’s Prayer

I stood by helplessly and watched as a text message received by one of my older children instantly transformed a situation of promise into...

Visits to the Blessed Sacrament

After her death, St. Teresa of Avila appeared to one of her nuns bearing an important message: "There should be no difference as far...