Columns

  • An unlikely affinity

    Mar 20, 2021

    One of Dorothy Day’s favourite saints was Therese of Lisieux, Therese Martin, the saint we call “the Little Flower”.

  • Why Jesus was furious with the money changers

    Mar 13, 2021

    The curtain blocking the Holy of Holies was torn down when Jesus was crucified. No longer would the presence of God be restricted to only a handful. This was a Father who cared for all who were suffering.

  • Opening our secrets to the light

    Mar 13, 2021

    We all have our struggles, and we can thank God for that. The image and likeness of God inside us is not simply a beautiful icon imprinted in our soul

  • Wisdom of the elderly can show us how to live after COVID-19

    Mar 13, 2021

    In the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of elderly people died in institutions that should have protected these vulnerable members of society. By contrast, families protected their elderly much more. But in all of it, a new document asserts, the need remains for a new vision for how society views care for the elderly.

  • Battling the false gods of power and wealth

    Mar 05, 2021

    The other day I saw a video of a group of Christians out on the streetS of Myanmar, earnestly praying for peace as security personnel looked on and filmed them.

  • An invitation to something higher

    Mar 05, 2021

    In the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus begins his preaching with the word Metanoia, a word that implies infinitely more than what’s connoted in its English translation, Repent.

  • How Jesus made more and more enemies

    Feb 27, 2021

    It is never easy to proclaim values that are diametrically opposed to prevailing values. Jesus often discovered it the hard way, when he proclaimed a God of love and compassion.

  • The imperialism of the human soul

    Feb 27, 2021

    In his autobiography, Nikos Kazantzakis shares how, in his youth he was driven by a restlessness that had him searching for something he could never quite define.

  • How Jesus challenged oppressors and broke down barriers

    Feb 20, 2021

    As economic conditions worsen, we are seeing a turn to right wing nationalistic politics around the world, as crafty politicians are able to sway public opinion by appealing to their baser instincts.

  • An Honest Prayer …

    Feb 20, 2021

    Right from the beginning, Jesus knew both the pain and the shame of one who is excluded, who has no place in the mainstream.