Terrorism in France: The Enemy in their Midst

The massacre in Paris yesterday marks the beginning, we may presume, of other tragedies to come.  Well over one hundred dead, hundreds more injured,...

Words can hurt, but abortions do kill

If you know anything about Ann Coulter you will know that she adores controversy and likes nothing more than to annoy her critics—and that’s...

It’s Church teaching that matters

A first column for a new year for a Roman Catholic magazine. Let’s ask a few basic questions about what it means to be...

Why we need the Church

I read the story beneath the title with trepidation but, truth be told, with more than a little resignation. A Montreal deacon had been...

No compromise on love or truth

Newman Centre’s St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Toronto has had its share of controversy. When I first attended Mass there in the late 1980s...

Nine challenges for the next papacy

As I write this column, Pope Benedict is about to conclude his pontificate, the conclave is about to begin, and critics of the Church...

The hub of Christianity

We really have to take back our history. In other words, Catholics have to know about their collective past and be prepared to explain...

The future of the Church

I speak a great deal at Catholic and pro-life venues in Canada, the United States, and Britain. It’s perhaps the aspect of my professional...

But for the grace of God

Every Christmas my family and I read aloud Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. And every Christmas we thoroughly enjoy it and are impressed with how...

Reason and the Refugee

Following on my last post on the 'refugee crisis': One danger in a situation like this, especially one of its global impact, is to...