Amoris and the Sacramentality of Marriage

How are Catholic couples meant to interpret Amoris Laetitia? When already a fog of confusion surrounds the question of whether or not the divorced and remarried may receive Holy Communion, certain statements in Amoris Laetitia add to the confusion, rather than...

John Paul II’s First Visitation as Pope

CONCLUSION OF THE MARIAN MONTH HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II 31 May 1979 “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord” (Lk 1:45). 1: With this greeting, the elderly Elizabeth exalts her...

Ascension and the Maid of Orleans

In the universal Church, this is the feast of the Ascension, celebrated forty days after the Resurrection, on which we begin the most ancient novena in our tradition, the nine days to the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In Canada and a number of other places...

Courage, Conviction and Conservatism

Our mind-numbing, tax-crazy, abortion-euthanasia-climate-gender-sex-obsessed, debt-and-deficit-be-damned embarrassment of a government just gets worse by the day. And, although I am not one for posting privately filmed videos, if a public figure is going to admit...

The Promise of Peace (Easter 6.C)

I wonder how many parishioners remember the Sunday morning some years ago when we had five visiting bishops with us for Sunday Mass?  I’ll never forget it, since they were invited to a special lunch in the rectory, and the caterer never showed up with the...

Our Biggest Delusion is Rooted in Our Ego

I am living in a fantastical delusion when I see myself as the centre of the universe, viewing everything as it circles around me. As believers, we sing and recite prayers that proclaim that God is the centre of all but our psychological make-up screams the exact...