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      For the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek’s Mission: A Spiritual Reflection

           Enterprise, what a God-haunted mission you are on. All around you there is light, star-shot and splintered in the endless skies through which you...

      The virgin who loves sex

      “Chastity charms: we hand out the little hearts, but not the key. That way, nobody can open the lock forever, and ladies, that’s what...

      The Big Bang and Creation

       By John Paul Meenan Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei... (Ps. 19) The Church has always held that the universe was created by God, coming into being at...

      Beautiful: a ten-year old’s impression of Mass ad orientum

      On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, my ten-year-old daughter went to church with me. The priest at the church regularly celebrates...

      Boring Sermons: A Thomistic Take

      Why Sermons are Boring   Daniel Callam, C.S.B.In moving offices recently I found, between my copies of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, a long-lost...

      Easter Sunday: O Sacred Banquet in which Christ is received

      Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia (Communion...

      Confession and the little child within us

      I have been thinking a lot about Confession lately. As the First Confession and First Communion catechist at my parish, the past few weeks...

      The Totalitarian Imposition of Euthanasia in Canada

      The story of euthanasia in Canada officially began a year ago this February 6th, when the Supreme Court of Canada decreed that the laws...

      What are you grateful for?

      The question stared back at me from an email sent by a nurses' professional group where I hold membership. I read it on a...

      Calvary: A Film Review

      Directed by John Michael McDonaghWritten by John Michael McDonaghIn the credits at the end of Calvary (2014), interspersed among the endless lists of names, are still...