Losing Our Heads

Losing Our Heads

Written by: Gregory Watson Today we celebrate the feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, the commemoration of a day on which two people lost their heads—one  lethally, the other mortally.  King Herod had had John arrested because John had criticised...
Russia and So Called Gay Rights

Russia and So Called Gay Rights

Written by: Patrick Sullivan Russia is at it again, motivating us that is. As the Russians resolutely set their face against the collected wisdom of hedonistic societies that champion gay rights, the Russian stare is clear and cold. There will be no homosexual...
God is our Crutch

God is our Crutch

Written by: Fr. Michael Simoes I was on retreat during World Youth Day in Brazil, so I missed all of the events and shows that were televised and streamed online. Fortunately for me, many people told me how good it was as a World Youth Day and shared with me some of...
The Perks of Being Childless

The Perks of Being Childless

Written by: Sarah Gould Time magazine published an article recently called “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children.”  Since I don’t subscribe to Time and the library is only open for two hours every second Monday of months that end with “y” I...
Why a Wedding

Why a Wedding

Written by: Patrick Sullivan One of the basic functions of a wedding is to root a marriage in time. It grounds the young lovers in reality and forces each party to live out their love right here in the time and space that God has allotted them. The wedding allows a...
Vows in Adoration

Vows in Adoration

Written by: Mark Gamez I was at adoration last Friday. Sitting in the back pews, I noticed how few of us were in the church: only 4 in total. I stayed a good hour and a half and by the end of it our numbers grew to 6 when an older couple came in and sat in the middle...
Evangelizing through the Liturgy

Evangelizing through the Liturgy

Written by: Lawrence Lam As is customary at my parish, last week was our annual Solemn Dominican Rite Mass commemorating the founder of the Dominican Order. The parish’s most pious and curious cram together to witness this rare spectacle of beauty. After several years...
Belonging to the Lord

Belonging to the Lord

Written by: Gregory Watson I’ll admit to having great delight that under the revised liturgical calendar the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven happens to be the octave of the feast of my favourite and patron saint, Dominic de Guzman!  While I realise...
Dad, Where do babies come from?

Dad, Where do babies come from?

Written by: Patrick Sullivan As Rousseau said so well, ‘nothing calls for a clearer head and a more careful choice of words than talking with children.’  Experience would have to prove this to me many times over and the recent birth of my sixth child, Sophia Perpetua,...
Intimacy with God

Intimacy with God

Written by: Patricia Everaert From the depth of my nothingness, I prostrate myself before Thee, O Most Sacred, Divine and Adorable Heart of Jesus, to pay Thee all the homage of love, and adoration in my powers. (Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament). Moses’...
Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground

Written by: Fr. Michael Simoes In American Football the line of scrimmage and the amount of downs plays an important role in the strategy of the coach and the quarterback. Whether to pass or to run the ball, or even if they should punt the ball or go for a field goal,...

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