Humility and the First Sunday of Lent

When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time (Lk. 4:13). ⧾ On Ash Wednesday we began our observance...

Pope Benedict’s Ash Wednesday Address 2011

(From eleven years ago (!), but his words do not age...) BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 9 March 2011 Ash Wednesday Dear Brothers and Sisters, On this...

VIII Sunday and Seeking Holiness

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil;...

Verdict by Public Opinion

The topic The July 5, 2021 edition of The Globe and Mail carried an article with the headline “Amid the shameful residential school revelations...

Seventh Sunday and Forgiving What Seems Unforgiveable

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...

If Ye Have Faith: Constructing Churches in Poland and Europe

“It is he who shall build a house for my name; he shall be a son to me, and I will be a father...

The Dethronement of Truth

“I am the way, the truth, and the life” ~ John 14:6 Dietrich von Hildebrand's The Dethronement of Truth is a collection of three essays...

Cyril and Methodius: Brothers and Missionaries of the Slavs

The 14th of February of every year marks the great feast of the two brothers which history dubs as the “Apostles of the Slavs”,...

Sixth Sunday: The Inimitable Joy of the Beatitudes

Blessed is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked…but whose delight is the law of the Lord (Ps. 1).⧾ These are...

A Grave Problem

“Every word he says is a lie. A nose as long as the trucker‘s convoy.” Dr. Jordan Peterson Well, isn’t this awkward? Recent reports from...