The Dilemmas of Atheism

“When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). The following random reflections on atheism address what many...

For Mom and Dad, On Their 50th

There never was a marriage with no pain But they let hurts be helps along the way To greater union, making faults their gain And forging gold...

Alas for Canada

What is one to say? The results speak for themselves, with the east more or less going 'liberal', the Prairies and Alberta going 'conservative',...

Lawlessness and Trumping Choice

Besides being the memorial - or, as I like to think of it, the feast - of Saint Thomas Aquinas, this is also the...

Desolation, Death and Resurrection

The fifth Sunday in Lent marks the beginning of Passiontide. It is customary in churches to veil all statues and images until the celebration...

The Glorious Witness of the Ugandan Martyrs

If the Church seems moribund in North America, there is hope in the vast continent of Africa, where there are untold millions of Catholics,...

Beware of Desecrating Holy Things: A Cautionary Tale

(The original of the following can be found in the writings of the well known French author Louis Veuillot, translated from the Italian and...

The Eucharist, the Church, and Abortion

Introduction Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver has aptly said that "abortion is the central social issue of this moment in our national history ‒...
Pope St. John Paul II

Message of the Holy Father for the First World Day for Consecrated Life

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II FOR THE I WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE   Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate, Dear consecrated persons! 1. The celebration of the...

The Inestimable Treasure of the Divine Mercy

‘Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe’… ‘My Lord and my God!’ (Jn. 20:18)). Today is Divine...