Setting Our Faces Like Flint and Bearing Fruit

“It was not you who chose me, says the Lord, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit...

Binding up the Bond: A Survey and Reflection on the Crisis in Catholic Marriage

It is no longer debatable that marriage is in a state of crisis.  In the United States, it is estimated half of all marriages...

The Courage to Be a Mother

“And when the wine was failing, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her: ‘Woman, what...

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Body, Soul and Spirit

Geraldine Thompson, a Sister of Saint Joseph who taught English at Saint Michael’s College, Toronto, was utterly charming in person, . . . and...

The Indissolubility of a Mother’s Love

In one of those many paradoxical ironies of history, it was on this day that Woodrow Wilson – for whom I have not much...

True and False Shepherds

The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down His life for His sheep and willingly died for his flock (Communion Antiphon). Today is Good Shepherd...

Good Shepherd Sunday

Has any one of you ever been a shepherd? or even seen one? Do shepherds exist in contemporary North America? Nevertheless, we know instinctively...

A society so afraid of death, that it is afraid to live

As the recent addition to our lexicon, COVID-19, rolls off the tongues, and streams off the texts of so many throughout the world these...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), who stood...

Prayer of Consecration of Canada to Our Lady, May 1st, Saint Joseph the Worker

On the Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker, fittingly the first day of the month dedicated to his spouse, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the...