Starving Souls Need Leisure

The body needs food.  All people go hungry some of the time.  We often feel at least a tiny bit sorry for someone who...

The King and Serpent in the Desert: The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that whoever believes in...

The Good in Suffering and the Evil of Euthanasia

According to a recent poll, eighty-six percent of Catholics in Canada are in support of allowing Canadians with a grievous and irremediable illness to...

The Equality Act and Its Follies

He created them male and female; and blessed them: and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. Genesis 5, v 2. Last...

Echoes of Ronald Knox and C.S. Lewis

Some years ago I wrote rather a long winded play, Shaw vs Chesterton, an imaginary debate between two great friends, G.K. Chesterton and Bernard...

True Christian Tolerance

In Lent we pledge ourselves to acquire virtue. The one, perhaps the only, virtue universally honoured today is tolerance. It is a useful Lenten...

Lent’s Little Lights

One of the most beautiful uplifting things that helps me stay focused on Lent is the theme of light. In his Angelus address of Sunday 28 February 2021,...

Don’t Get Comatose: The Barbarism of Bill C-7

George Santayana's aphorism that those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it came to mind quite forcefully this week. And, I...

Almsgiving in the Twenty-first Century

“Grace builds on nature.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas) This statement from Saint Thomas’s Summa expresses in succinct form the theological insight that creation and redemption are...

When I Die, Do I Want to Be a…Tree?

This phrase recently appeared in the Ottawa Citizen in an article on the greening of death, a quote from Susan Koswan, a Waterloo writer...