Monday, February 19, 2018

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      On kneeling and communion rails

      Lately, there has been much debate about kneeling at Mass in general and kneeling at a communion rail in particular. The nays say that...

      Sarah’s Helpful Holiday Hints

      Do you hear that friends? The ring, ting, tinkling of sleigh bells accosting your ears in the grocery store or while you’re waiting at...

      Old Thunder

      Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was arguably the most famous Catholic writer during the first half of the 20th century. In youth he flirted with apostasy,...

      Our Lady and the Octave of Christmas

      Hail, holy Mother! The Child to whom you gave birth is the King of Heaven and earth forever. Christmas is a Solemnity with an Octave....

      Media influence, heroic Catholic families, and Fr. John A. Hardon,S.J.

      On a recent Saturday morning, I explained the Ten Commandments to both of my First Communion classes. We talked about each of the commandments,...

      Media, Bought and Sold

      The mercantile nature of journalism has finally come full circle, as the newspapers (well, given that many publish in other media, we should call them 'news sources') are now begging for public subsidies.

      Veni, Veni Emmanuel

      A blessed, holy and joyful Advent to all, as we begin a new liturgical year this evening. The ancient expectation for the arrival of...

      The Serendipity of Marriage

      I attended a winter wedding this past weekend, something I have the honour and privilege of doing more often than most (attend weddings, that...

      2nd Sunday in Lent: The glory of the crucified Christ

      On the second Sunday in Lent we always read the Gospel of the Transfiguration of our Lord. We do so in order that our...

      The Shadow State and the Rule of Law

      Donald Trump and his team are complaining of being stymied in his presidential efforts, to which I will return in a moment.  Whatever one...