Jainism – Lofty practices or misguided hypocrisy?

Jainism [Hindi jina: conquerer] is an apparently non-violent Indian religion, founded by Vardhamana Mahavira (c. 540 BCE). Jains believe in karma, reincarnation and asceticism, beliefs which find expression in a strict form of ahimsa. The goal of Jainism is to become a Jin, a perfectly liberated soul and Jains advocate an extreme type of pacifism,… Read More Jainism – Lofty practices or misguided hypocrisy?

Pope Francis says COVID-19 has proved capitalism does not work | Euronews | Opinion

Pope Francis says COVID-19 has proved capitalism does not work Source: Pope Francis says COVID-19 has proved capitalism does not work | Euronews Opinion: Amusingly hypocritical? Before the pandemic while still attending Mass I probably would have had more to say on this. But distance has changed things. I don’t have to deal with the… Read More Pope Francis says COVID-19 has proved capitalism does not work | Euronews | Opinion

Double Take – Integrity of Heart from a Catholic perspective

Quite a few years ago I was discerning a possible vocation to become a Catholic priest. That may surprise some of you but honestly, I have never experienced anything close to the light and love I have encountered within Catholicism. And since I was not born a Catholic, naturally I would consider the priesthood after… Read More Double Take – Integrity of Heart from a Catholic perspective

Scientism — the Myth of Science as the Sum of Knowledge | Opinion

Someone once told me that only science could determine if a baby elephant was in one’s garage. This is untrue. Source: Scientism — the Myth of Science as the Sum of Knowledge Opinion: Hmm. Looks like my place. Just kidding. It’s not quite that bad. I know when to stop buying books and Wikipedia and… Read More Scientism — the Myth of Science as the Sum of Knowledge | Opinion

Vatican faces difficult budget choices as coronavirus pandemic crushes revenue | Opinion

The Holy See, the central government of the Catholic Church, is in crisis mode as it struggles to find ways to balance its budget in these turbulent times. Source: Vatican faces difficult budget choices as coronavirus pandemic crushes revenue Opinion: While discerning a possible call to the priesthood I got the distinct impression that the… Read More Vatican faces difficult budget choices as coronavirus pandemic crushes revenue | Opinion

Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event – Reuters | Opinion

Source: Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event – Reuters Opinion: When I was going through the Catholic RCIA, which is a necessary rite for anyone converting to Catholicism, the presiding priest got on the topic of germs, illness and the seemingly unhygienic practice of Holy Communion. I say “seemingly” because… Read More Malaysia reports 190 new coronavirus cases, most linked to mosque event – Reuters | Opinion

December 25, 2019: Christmas Day – 12 Noon Mass on Vimeo

I didn’t get a chance to get down to St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica this Christmas. But the entire Mass is on the web. Watching today definitely helped to pull me through the New Years’ Day blahs. I don’t drink alcohol anymore but festive events still take their toll. If by chance you are not the… Read More December 25, 2019: Christmas Day – 12 Noon Mass on Vimeo