Petit Brother André Bessette

Fitting that in this year of Saint Joseph, we especially honour the feast of the one of Canada's most beloved saints, her own home-grown...

Epiphany: Three Approaches to Christ

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

Mary, Mother of God

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal.4:4).⧾ On this...

Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ

Austin Ruse, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ. Charlotte: TAN Books, 2017.       With  modern medical breakthroughs, treatments and  medicines,...

The Limits of Law and Obedience

Obedience is not necessarily a virtue. It did not excuse the Nazis at Nuremberg, who were just ‘following orders’. Just as Serviam has its exceptions and...

Facing Death with Peace and Joy

“Praised may You be, my Lord, through our Sister, Bodily Death, from whom no living man can escape.” (Canticle of the Sun composed by...

The Primacy of the Family, and Children

It has always been difficult for the homilist to preach on the feast of the Holy Family. In the old days, the priest would...

Christmas Urbi et Orbi 2002

(Here is the Christmas address of Pope Saint John Paul II, from way back in 2002, and the needs for which he prayed eighteen...

Christ’s Way of Glory

My mother’s sons were angry with me, they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept. (Song 1:6) For many...

2021: Dark State Descending, But Hope in Christ Ascending

"More than two millennia after the birth of Jesus Christ, His teachings continue to inspire and uplift billions and billions of people all over...