Marie of the Incarnation

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A ReviewMarie of the Incarnation, born Marie Guyart, was one of the first...

A Deadly First

With the permission of a Superior Court Justice, Ontario had its first euthanasia case this morning, when an 81 year old man suffering from...

Sacred Heart and Choosing Wisely

Today, the vigil of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, is the World Day of Prayer for Priests, instituted by Pope Saint John Paul...

President Elect Trump

Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States of America, an outcome that I, and many others, welcome, albeit with...

Maria Goretti and the Noonday Devil

On a hot and sweltering July 6th 1902, in a small farming town in the fetid area outside of Rome, a young maiden of not-yet...

The Greatest Sermon of Saint Fidelis

Today is the feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, whose original name was Mark Rey:  His names comes from his birthplace, with the Fidelis...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

Avila, Mary and Veritatis Splendor

On this half-way mark in the month of October we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who,...

The Gift of the Holy Name

As we journey into 2019, the Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus, the name above all other names, by which all men are...

Summa, Question 168: mirth.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica Question 168, Article 4.Whether there is a sin in lack of mirth?I answer that, In human affairs whatever is against reason is a...