Jordan Peterson: Uncertain Prophet?

(The author here, a professor who wishes to remain anonymous for professional reasons, strikes a note of caution concerning the popular Dr. Jordan Peterson,...

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,...

Things real and wonderful

Recently I came across quote from C. S. Lewis that said:"In a sense a child does not long for fairy land as a boy...

The Extraordinary Ordinary

Last Saturday was the feast of the Triumph of the Cross and for me, this one has always been a conundrum of a feast...

Of Work and Communists Bearing Gifts

In his 1981 encyclical Laborem Exercens, Pope John Paul II defined work as 'any activity of man', contrary to our modern notion, so immersed in...

Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

A child’s song of praise

If it's Tuesday evening, then my ten-year-old daughter has choir practice. She's one of a few dedicated children at our parish who lend their...

Who Am I?

A few weeks ago on my birthday, a bunch of friends and I got together for drinks and excess amounts of various desserts. The...

Christmas reflections

House of Bread. Bethlehem. The place where He was born. It may not have been in a stable and it was likely not in...

Irenaeus of Lyons, Bishop, Doctor and Martyr

Saint Irenaeus is the saint of the day, the vigil of Saints Peter and Paul.  He was bishop of Lyons in what is now France, a...