Darkness and Pronouns

And thick darkness shall cover the land…The widespread blackouts in Manitoba and California – regions which otherwise share almost nothing else in common – signify our tenuous hold on what we call ‘civilization’. Contrary to Rousseau’s idealized version of the ‘noble savage’, life in its primitive state without creature comforts is more as his contemporary and foe Hobbes described it, ‘nasty, brutish and short’. How long would people in Manitoba live, in frigid cold, without outside civilization offering some sort of help?  One may fare better and longer in California, but even here, nature ‘red in tooth and claw’ would

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Luke, Evangelist, Physician, Artist

Saint Luke (+84), the author of the third Gospel, as well, as our Tradition has it, of the Acts of the Apostles, was hence responsible for a quarter of the New Testament, more than any other author. He may have also had a hand in the Letter to the Hebrews. In Saint Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he describes Luke as a physician, and he also was apparently the first iconographer, painting – or ‘writing’, as they say in the East – the first images of our Lady, of Christ, and of Saints Peter and Paul, much of which has

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"Helping Young Men Find Their Way"

“Two things that I learned while living at Bowmont was how to live a structured life and how to conduct my work with love. I was able to transfer these positive habits into my work,” says Joe Kaup, 23-year-old married engineer working in Calgary.

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Heroic Pro-Life Action

Fr. Tony was recently interviewed by Jim Havens, Director of Pro-Life and Host of Love Will End Abortion on the Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network. The interview starts at about 31 minutes.

Fr. Tony talks about his pro-life ministry witnessing against the evil of abortion. How it started 30 years ago, why he does it, and how important prayer and witness is for this greatest evil of mankind, after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Pope Francis: Indulging in False Oppositions

Last week, Pope Francis made this much reported remark:

“Do I love God or dogmatic formulations?”We might be tempted to think that the false opposition and sentimentality implicit in the question is characteristic of modern Jesuits. And no doubt it is, of some of them.

However, as the Catholic Scholar ‎Peter Kwasniewski‎ shows in his latest article at LifeSite, Francis’s statement sharply contrasts with the views of five major modern Jesuit theologians:

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