The Layered Meaning of the Prodigal Son

In 1861, John William Burgon, the (Anglican) dean of Chichester cathedral, preached a sermon...

The Eucharist and Gratitude

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the...

Sainte Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Today we celebrate the Saint of the Little Way, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, or, like the saints of...

Thomas More’s Option: Soul First, Then the Body

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21). Have I...

Fatima’s Century

A grace-filled hundredth anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, as Our Lady appeared for last time to the three seers on this day...

The Culture of Coercion

“Everything not forbidden is compulsory.” The Once and Future King, T.H.White Canada’s morally corrosive socialism is now so far advanced that the totalitarian drift of her various...

Cardinal Sins

Already suffering the sustained heat of this long, hot summer, Catholics everywhere have also been stunned by the sudden fall from grace of Cardinal...

The Real Holy Family

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

O, Canada; Hail, Joseph

O Canada Hail Joseph Devotion to St. Joseph has deep roots in Canada.   Of course we are familiar with the legion of spectacular miracles worked...

Edith Stein’s Cross

Edith Stein (+ 1942) was a brilliant philosopher, earning her doctorate summa cum laude in August of 1916 on the problem of empathy. Brought up in...