Gaudete: Rejoice the Lord is Near

His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation (Lk 1:4).Once again on this third Sunday of Advent we encounter the figure...

The Last Words of Pope Saint John Paul II

On this Holy Saturday, 2019, as come to the end of a long and difficult Lent for so many, these final messages of Pope...

Mass Ad Orientem: A Ten Year Old’s Impression

(From the archives, but still highly relevant. Editor)On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, my ten-year-old daughter went to church with me....

The Miracle on Assumption Day

Victory in battle does not depend on who has the largest army; it is the Lord's power that determines the outcome (1 Maccabaeus 3:9)Presumably...

Why War?

As the credits after the film roll by, another army appears—of technicians, musicians, stunt men, cinematographers in England, France, Holland and the United States—active...

Hollywood Potential: Why Catholics Should Watch Movies

In my high school years, I became very active on a small, obscure social media website by the name of Tumblr.For anyone who might...

Return From Exile

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are two of the lesser-known books of the Bible, but they are actually very important to understanding God’s...

The Intellectual and the Gunman

What Christ said of the poor might be said of intellectuals: they will always be with us. Then the question naturally arises: in what...

Licking the Earth

Although they knew God they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and...

Oprah vs Trump

Oprah Winfrey’s epic speech at the Golden Globe Awards is already old news but her star power is not.The question remains: will she run...