Forgive our Sins as We Forgive

I’ve been hearing confessions, now, for over fifty years, and I have noticed that there is one sin that comes up more than any...

Gay Pride, the Archbishop and the Pastor

Although I try not to dwell on it overmuch, in fact I ignore it as much as I might, this is ‘Gay Pride’ month,...

John Henry Newman: A talk delivered to the Basilian Lay Associates

JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, whose life spanned most of the nineteenth century—1801-90—was and remains a fascinating character. Much of his charm is found in his...

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...

A Catholic Response to the Transgender Moment

The Catholic doctrine of the imago Dei  - that man is made in the very ‘image of God’ - looks perhaps simple at first...

Sacraments and the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Someone once said to me, “I don’t need a priest to forgive my sins. I go directly to God.” I shuddered, hoping that he...

The Science of the Cross

When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’...

Manliness, Courage and the Fear of Death

I recently returned from a trip to visit my family in Montreal and spend some time with old friends in the countryside nearby.  Across...

A Chiming Clock: Strengthening the Family with the Wisdom of St. Benedict’s Rule ...

As lockdowns continue and children and students are confined to attend school from home, increasingly it would seem, there is a need to structure...

A Brief Philosophy of Music

'Critical Race Theory' is all the rage, so it is not much surprise that the historiographical device currently in vogue is the notion of...