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      The physical effects of the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus

      Much has been written about the physical and psychological effects of the crucifixion of Jesus, often by surgeons, psychiatrists, and other doctors. While well-intentioned,...

      Faith as Common Sense

      (A sermon of Father Daniel Callam for this Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)A theme common to Ezekiel and Saint Mark, the readings we have...

      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...

      Lightning Crashes LiVE

       It seems that our culture in its ever increasing narrative against anything biblical and supernatural must be something that should be doubted, if not...

      Christ and the Resurrected Body

      We are now on the seventh day of the Easter Octave, eight days that are one long, glorious day, so this Friday is treated...

      Star Farce: A Study in How to Ruin a Franchise

      I thought the Star Wars franchise, so successful and cinema-transforming in the late seventies and early eighties, was ruined by the three prequels in...

      The Modus Operandi of Pope Francis

      Like many around the world, Catholic or not, I have been trying to figure out Pope Francis.  It is always a difficult task to...

      The Collapse of the Rule of Law

      Another day, and more mayhem, with no end in sight.  Five police officers assassinated, others wounded, by snipers at a Black Lives Matter protest,...

      Blessed Pope John-Paul II: “Families become what you are”

      On a recent Saturday morning, I had the privilege of speaking to the Raising Faith-Filled Kids Group at the Newman Centre in Toronto. We...

      The Mass as Spectacle

      The visiting priest came with members of his Order and a few singers. They were there to raise money and awareness for their charity...