Our Lord finds it necessary to warn us not to fear because there are three false fears that keep us away from God: 1) We want to be saved, but not from our sins. 2) We want to be saved, but not at too great a cost. 3) We want to be saved in our way, not his...
When people lose their religious freedom, they invariably lose all their other rights as well. The first three centuries of the Christian era, the French Revolution, and the Hitler Regime all teach us one lesson: those who restrict religious liberty will so...
The phenomenology of religion demonstrates-- and we can all test this for ourselves-- that there are, or at least appear to be, in religion, as in all other realms of the human spirit , various degrees of endowment. Just as in the field of music we find the...
It is evident that one who would merely aim at avoiding mortal sin would not be living according to the standard of moral conduct outlined in the Gospel. Our Lord proposes to us as the ideal of holiness the very perfection of Our Heavenly Father: "Be ye the...
In Defenders of the Unborn , historian Daniel K. Williams asks: why did the pro-life movement
last so long, even as other social conservative movements faded away? The answer
lies in the fact that pro-lifers see themselves as leading a human rights
We can see neither our own dignity nor the defects which spoil the beauty of our soul, unless we look at ourselves in the peaceful sea of God’s being in which we are imaged. --St. Catherine of Siena, Letter 226 to Blessed Raymond of Capua
God's precepts will never be obeyed if every man may boldly devise for himself a conscience based on a commentary on God's Word that he's crafted himself, according to his own fantasies. For in this matter--in which people justify their private devotions--t...
It is against reason for a man to be burdensome to others, by offering no pleasure to others, and by hindering their enjoyment. Wherefore Seneca says (De Quat. Virt., cap. De Continentia): "Let your conduct be guided by wisdom so that no one will think you ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Mary Wagner was arrested this morning at a Toronto aborti...
A killing factory in an innocuous looking medical building This morning, on December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, our dear sist
BREAKING: The US Bishops' Conference was against Pope Francis meeting Ki...
The National Catholic Reporter is carrying another article that tries to do major damage control of the graven image of the Pope that the ho
Mary Wagner is free but wishes the focus not on her, but on the unborn, ...
Last Saturday, July 25th, just before ten a.m., on a warm and sunny day, Linda, Mary Burnie and myself met Mary Wagner as she walked free af
Press conference on FOI constitutional challenge in Toronto
Here are my remarks at the Ontario Legislature today. Everyone agrees that transparency and accountability are required from government. Pol
BREAKING: Bishop Luc Ravel to be "punished" by French Ministry of Defens...
His Excellency, Bishop Luc Ravel, a Catholic bishops in the French Military Ordinariate is to be "punished" by the French Ministry of Defens
Update: is pornography allowed at the library, or maybe not?
So hold on to your heads, to keep them from spinning. Here is a new twist to my run-in with pornography at the library last Thursday. Ottawa
Baby steps: Throwing pornography out of the public library
My husband and I have been thinking about what to do regarding my discovery that pornography is freely accessible at the Ottawa Public Libra
Internet pornography is welcome at our local public library
At 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, I found myself at the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch of the Ottawa public library. I was standing by the librar