Paul Kokoski column
Mr. Paul Kokoski holds a BA in philosophy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His articles have been published in several newspapers and journals including, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, New Oxford Review, and The Toronto Star.


Help for homosexuals
Paul Kokoski
June 24, 2013

Homosexuals can try and twist the facts about the homosexual disorder and usher despicable disdain and hatred against religion all they like but that will not . . .


Blessed are the meek
Paul Kokoski
April 16, 2013

Newly elected Pope Francis recently stated that "meekness" was his favorite virtue and that he always asks God to grant him a "meek heart." In His Sermon on . . .


Satan's 10 commandments to the homosexual lobby
Paul Kokoski
April 10, 2013

The Bible tells us that Satan has the ability to "appear as an angel of light." Nowhere is this more evident than in the radical attempt to promote . . .


Humility
Paul Kokoski
March 27, 2013

On February 28, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI chose to humble himself in an act of self sacrifice and abdicate his papacy in order to pave the way for an urgently . . .


St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada and the Universal Church
Paul Kokoski
March 19, 2013

On March 19 we celebrate the solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On May 1 we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Scripture . . .


Pope Francis I
Paul Kokoski
March 16, 2013

Regarding the election of Pope Francis I: With deep joy I offer Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio my warm congratulations and most fervent good wishes on his . . .


A church divided
Paul Kokoski
March 3, 2013

In a recent interview on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Cardinal George of Chicago stated; "The conference [of bishops] isn't suppose to engage the . . .


Pope Benedict XVI: Quo Vadis?
Paul Kokoski
February 19, 2013

In what some are calling a display of divine displeasure at the pope's decision to resign, a bolt of lightening struck the Cross atop the dome of Peter's . . .


The Nativity
Paul Kokoski
December 13, 2012

"And the angel said to them, ''Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in . . .


Devotion to the souls in purgatory
Paul Kokoski
November 23, 2012

In a world that has become largely materialistic and which has all but lost the sense of sin, most believers today presume upon God's mercy that when they, . . .


Gluttony
Paul Kokoski
November 5, 2012

We are a society obsessed with food. Overeating and obesity are, in fact, becoming an epidemic in the West. "Fast food" joints and "all you can eat" restaurants . . .


Sloth
Paul Kokoski
October 11, 2012

"I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out . . .


The Most Holy Rosary
Paul Kokoski
October 4, 2012

The month of October is traditionally dedicated to Our Blessed Mother under her glorious title "Our Lady of the Rosary." The Holy Rosary is a devotional . . .


St. Gaga?
Paul Kokoski
September 27, 2012

Today's world desperately needs authentic heroes and heroines — not the kind that live in Hollywood and who find it fashionable to promote themselves and . . .


The altar rail and kneeling
Paul Kokoski
September 24, 2012

A few years ago Pope Benedict XVI decreed that all his communicants should kneel and receive Holy Communion on their tongues. This practice was the universal . . .


Dark cloud on the horizon -- moral relativism
Paul Kokoski
September 21, 2012

The Western world is increasingly succumbing to the prejudice of "political correctness." More and more we live in a time and situation where pluralism and . . .


Godless homosexuality
Paul Kokoski
September 18, 2012

In the words of Cardinal George of Chicago The gay liberation movement has begun to "morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan." One might call them something . . .


The Christian name
Paul Kokoski
September 15, 2012

For centuries the practice of naming one's child after a saint was almost second nature. Typically, Catholics named their child after the saint on whose day he . . .


Women's religious orders
Paul Kokoski
September 10, 2012

The Vatican recently initiated a major reform of women's religious in America. Particularly targeted was the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) . . .


Peace
Paul Kokoski
August 29, 2012

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), one of the most remarkable Americans of the 20th century once remarked: "Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can . . .


Eating with the enemy
Paul Kokoski
August 18, 2012

Cardinal Dolan: Disinvite Barack Obama to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner! New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan's decision to invite President Obama to the . . .


Natural law
Paul Kokoski
August 14, 2012

In the years following the collapse of Nazism and Communism much of the West turned its back on its hard-won freedom and voluntarily succumbed to a new . . .


Friendship
Paul Kokoski
August 6, 2012

To have friends in this world is really a great blessing. To have true and genuine friends — not friends who would lead you to danger or friends who would . . .


Envy
Paul Kokoski
July 26, 2012

Envy is one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. It is certainly the most joyless of the Seven Deadly Sins. It was envy of God that caused the fall of the . . .


The new atheists
Paul Kokoski
July 19, 2012

"The New Atheists" is the name given to a group of writers including Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens, who take . . .


Euthanasia and the culture of death
Paul Kokoski
July 14, 2012

Shortly before the passing of the severely handicapped Terry Schiavo, whose death in Florida in 2005 was hastened by a U.S. court order to remove her feeding . . .


Going along to get along
Paul Kokoski
July 12, 2012

With the Enlightenment and its great advances in science and technology, religion and moral action in the Western world have been increasingly relegated to the . . .


Modesty in dress
Paul Kokoski
July 11, 2012

Long-standing rules on modest dress, previously applicable to St. Peter's Basilica, were recently extended throughout Vatican City. For reasons of respect Swiss . . .


Avarice
Paul Kokoski
July 6, 2012

In His Sermon on the Mount Jesus speaks of building one's house's foundation upon sand or upon rock. Those who build on sand do so only on visible and tangible . . .


Religious liberty
Paul Kokoski
July 5, 2012

Since Vatican II, the Catholic Church has been turned upside down in the name of an ecumenical council whose true interpretation continues to be debated more . . .


The mystery of evil
Paul Kokoski
July 4, 2012

Where does evil come from? If God is all-powerful and created a universe that is very good why does evil exist? While the possibility of evil was created by . . .


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