Here’s an article I had published on the online Seton Magazine in December as The Greatest Christmas Gift in a Most Unexpected Place. Christmas in our culture today is commonly associated with the giving and receiving of gifts. I’m sure we can all think of some particular gift we received one year which stands out from all … Continue reading The Greatest Gift
Without a doubt, one of my favourite books is J. R. R. Tolkien's, The Lord of the Rings. I am also a big fan of Peter Jackson's films based on the story, particularly the Extended Editions (which are the only versions of the movies I have watched). In multiple polls, The Lord of the Rings has been … Continue reading The Stories That Matter
The other day I found a dead rat in the roof...A very, very dead rat. Pretty gross huh? But guess what, eventually we're gonna end up like that. The only difference being that instead of a rat shaped carcass, we'll be a human one. No matter which path we take in life, death is waiting … Continue reading Another Path
"Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance." - via Imdb Warning; this review may contain spoilers. Episode VII of the Star Wars saga is a … Continue reading STAR WARS: The Force Awakens
Besides the apparently phony science, one of the biggest problems with the climate change movement is the extreme environmentalism advocated by no small number of its supporters. It claims that the earth is warming up dangerously because of human beings and suggests that the best way to limit the amount of pollution is to reduce … Continue reading The Nature of Man
Climate change is without a doubt the biggest political issue of our time. When it was announced that Pope Francis would be releasing an “eco-encyclical" which deals with this subject, many sceptics of so-called man made climate change were greatly concerned. To them it appeared that the Pope would be supporting what they consider to … Continue reading In the footsteps of St. Francis
In the average Catholic parish the common practice of receiving Holy Communion is on the hand, while standing, yet there are some, smaller in number who receive on the tongue, and may even get down on their knees to do so. Why is this? I used to get the impression that such people were simply … Continue reading It is the Lord!