Wednesday, Week 3, January 30, 2019

Some Notes on Today’s Gospel ‎ 1. ‎Since it is absolutely certain that “God wills all human beings to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth” the reference to seeing but not understanding and not being forgiven refers to the bad...

Back again, with today’s Gospel

How today’s Gospel should be translated: Mark 3:31-35 Revised Standard Version (RSV) with corrections The True Kindred of Jesus 31 And his mother and his kinfolk came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting about him; and they...

What is a Christian?

3rd Sunday Ordinary Time, year A | 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 At the start of this school year at UBC, I spent some time standing in front of the booth for the Catholic group during Clubs Day. This is a day for students to check out the various clubs that are...

Canadians urged to share World Youth Day joy

The message to Canadian pilgrims at World Youth Day was clear: Get on social media and share the Good News. “Don’t be shy,” World Youth Day Canada co-ordinator Isabel Correa told more than 500 Canadians gathered Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Panama...

Our Tribal Warfare

We have already all heard enough – and more than enough – about the Covington Catholic boys involved in one of the morality plays that social media these days conjure up instantly, out of thin air. White Catholic boys wearing MAGA hats, marching in...

Planned Parenthood’s “business” boom

Planned Parenthood has released its annual report, showing an increase in abortions and profits even as its number of adoption referrals has fallen. The largest abortion provider in the U.S. turned a profit of nearly $250 million, a 150 percent increase, according to...

Notre Dame says Goodbye Columbus

The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, announced Sunday he has decided to obscure murals depicting the life and work of Christopher Columbus that have adorned the plaster walls of the school’s Main Building ever since Luigi Gregori...