The Eucharistic Reign of Christ

‘Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’ (Lk. 23:43). ⧾ From the moment that Our Lord spoke these words, the...

Christ the King’s Providential Passion

THE GOSPELS this year have come from the Gospel of Luke, and we finish on the feast of Christ the King with a section...

The Lawyer Who Put the Logic of Darwinism on Trial: Phillip E. Johnson’s Gift...

On the first of November, at the age of 79, Phillip E. Johnson died at his home in California. Johnson was a gifted author...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

Sympathetic Nature

MANY PASSAGES in Scripture, both the Old and the New Testaments, are disconcertingly violent, as in today’s Gospel: Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom...

The Cleansing Fire of Purgatory

Now He is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to Him all of them are alive. (Lk. 20:38) As we approach...

God and the Five Senses

A priest I knew many years ago opposed to the move from Latin to English in the prayers and readings at Mass. “For,” he...

The Dedication of Saint John Lateran: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

Salvation is a Gift, to Those Who Seek It

For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save what the lost. (Lk. 19:10) ⧾ The conversion of Zacchaeus may be said...

Canada in Pieces

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The...