The Who, What, and Why of “Walk the Opeongo Line”

To set out on a journey like this – 67 kilometres – just over forty miles, or a marathon and a...

Holy Thursday: The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The most vital characteristic of our Catholic faith is not its external organization that has of late, thanks to Pope Francis, attracted the attention...

Wherefore art thou, Modesty?

It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But...

The Millennial Fugue

Spare a thought for millennials, perhaps the most persecuted sector of our increasingly ignorant and spiritually impoverished society. Denied God and the firm Christian teaching...

Mortimer Adler on Proving God Exists

Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001) was early in life an agnostic American philosopher of Jewish descent (he referred to himself as a pagan) who was...

Faith, Family and Conflicting Duties

The most terrifying scene in the Old Testament occurs in Genesis 22, when God tests Abraham, saying:  “Take your son, your only son Isaac,...

On the Jaws of Death and the Gates of Heaven

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977) was a Catholic convert, philosopher, and theologian whose deep thinking prepared him during his long life for fruitful meditations on...

Etienne Gilson on Mad-Hatters and Metaphysics

The character of the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland has its origin in the fact that in the 1800s hat makers...

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...

Franco and the Progressive Rewriting of History

For more than a century now, the international communist movement has been hiding and sanitizing its own history while subjecting its opponents to relentless...