Entries by Cale Clarke

Quick Q and A on the Feast of St Joseph

Q. March 19 is always the Solemnity of St Joseph, so why is it being celebrated today, March 20? A. Because March 19 fell on a Sunday this year, this feast day was superseded by the Third Sunday of Lent. The Solemnity of Saint Joseph was thus moved to the following day this year. Q. When did this […]

Cardinal Collins Takes Trudeau to Task

Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, penned a powerful letter today to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the Trudeau government’s regrettable recent decision to donate $650 million to international organizations that promote abortion and contraception. The full text of the Cardinal’s letter is below: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House […]

Ash Wednesday Q and A: What You Need to Know

  Q. The season of Lent begins today, Ash Wednesday. Is Ash Wednesday a holy day of obligation? In other words, am I required as a Catholic to attend Mass on Ash Wednesday? A. No. Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation. In Canada, the holy days of obligation are as follows: every Sunday (which […]

BREAKING: New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered

This is an absolute bombshell. My professor, Dr. Craig Evans, emailed me and some of his other students earlier this week, alerting us about an amazing discovery made in Israel, something he was sworn to secrecy about until the official announcement could be made today. It’s the kind of announcement that biblical scholars and, indeed, […]

How a Patriots Super Bowl ring gave life to orphans

As we get ready for The Big Game today, here’s a fantastic story about former New England Patriot Jerod Cherry, who won three Super Bowls with the team. Cherry donated his most prized Super Bowl ring, from the 2001 team (the Patriots’ first championship) to help pay for an orphanage that rescues children from drugs […]

Sunday Scriptures: The Foolish Shaming the Wise

In this Sunday’s second reading, once again we hear from St Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians (1:26-31). This section builds on Paul’s teaching about the wisdom of the cross. Here’s what he wrote just prior to the verses selected for today’s reading: Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the […]

Sunday Scriptures: Cults of Personality

Once again, this Sunday’s second reading is from 1 Corinthians, and once again it’s from chapter 1 (vv. 10-13, 17). There were real divisions in the congregation that were very worrying to St Paul. Peter Kreeft once noted that Paul was horrified by the beginnings of a sort of “Protestantism” in Corinth. It isn’t a […]

Maltese Madness

Todd Aglialoro, writing for Catholic Answers: With their shocking publication of new norms for permitting divorced and remarried Catholics to return to the reception of Holy Communion (based on their reading of Amoris Laetitia – ed.), the bishops of Malta have shown how great errors can grow from tiny seeds. And: Remember, divorced and remarried Catholics […]

Sunday Scriptures: 1 Corinthians Overview

Over the next few weeks, the second reading at Sunday Mass will be taken from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians). This week, we read the first few verses of chapter one: Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, to the […]

Christmas in January?

Ever wonder why some Eastern Christians celebrate Christmas on January 6, the date the Western Church chose for the Epiphany? And how did the West settle on December 25 as the date for Christmas? Andrew McGowan, Dean of Yale Divinity School, sheds much light on these questions: “Around 200 CE, Tertullian of Carthage reported the […]